1 medium butternut squash
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger (amount dependent on age of child)
1 crushed garlic clove
2 tablespoons butter
- Pierce the butternut squash a couple of times with a knife and place in a microwave for 8 minutes on a high heat (alternatively place in the oven for 20 minutes at 180ºC)
- Remove from oven and carefully cut the butternut squash into half, removing the seeds. Score the flesh with a knife.
- Mash the garlic, ginger, pepper and butter together and spread it onto both sections of the squash making sure all the surfaces are covered with the seasoning. Place the sections together and cover in foil.
- Cook the squash in an oven for 45 minutes on 180ºC .
Once cooked allow to cool for 10 minutes in the foil and serve.
Serve on its own, with meat, fish, rice or salad.
The benefits of Ginger
Ginger is a great aid for colds and coughs, digestion and constipation.