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Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

When the cooler temps hit, it’s time for the root veggies of fall. Those root veggies include one of my favorites, butternut squash. It’s sweet, buttery, and it just exudes autumn. This Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad is perfect for a light lunch or as a side on the Thanksgiving table. One of the most important things to do when you’re eating healthfully is to eat in season. It’s not only cheaper, but tastier.

Feel free to get creative with this salad as a base. You could use this same preparation and instead of butternut squash, you could use acorn squash, apples, or sweet potatoes. The hearty kale can take the dressing and the heat from the roasted vegetables without becoming wilted. That’s the beauty of kale. It stands up to being dressed before the party, and even the leftovers are delish right out of the fridge.

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