September is Yellow Squash Month
Yellow summer squash may be a vegetable choice on your Diet Center program. This includes the crookneck variety. In a ½ cup boiled yellow summer squash, there’s about 1.3 grams fiber, which helps you feel full and helps lower cholesterol levels. There’s also some folate, which is important for blood cell formation and protein metabolism. Vitamin C, which helps fight infections and heal wounds; and magnesium, which affects potassium and calcium balance, are also provided. Check your Diet Center Meal Planner to see if you can enjoy yellow squash with your next meal. These squash are soft, so the rind and seeds may be consumed. Select small, firm yellow squash and try them in stir-fries or soups. September is the last month this vegetable is at its peak quality, so try to enjoy it soon!