butternut squash spring rolls
These are honestly the best spring rolls I've ever had. They are great anytime, but especially in the fall and winter when the butternut squash are in season.

I made these spring rolls as a side dish, but they were so good Brad and I could not stop eating them and didn’t touch much of our main dish that night! 




Health Benefits: 

Notes:  You can use regular olive oil in this recipe, but Using unrefined and not chemically-processed oils in your cooking will greatly increase the healthfulness of your food (there is a whole-food concept with oils as well as solid foods).  You can also gain more nutrients though acheive a different flavor by using raw or even sprouted pumpkin seeds instead of roasted and salted.

The butternut squash is a powerhouse of whole-food nutrition.  It provides dietary fiber (heart and digestion-friendly), potassium (critical mineral for muscle and bone health that is hard to come by from foods), vitamin B6 (essential for the proper functioning of the nervous and immune systems), folic acid (also critical for proper nervous system functions including memory and mood), and carotenoids (shown to protect against heart disease), specifically beta-carotene (which your body automatically converts to vitamin A and has been identified as a deterrent against breast cancer) and a lot of vitamin C (powerful antioxident, extremely helpful in overcoming colds and flus).

As if this weren’t enough, butternut squash has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects (can actually help reduce your risk of inflammation-related disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, so it’s definitely one of my favorites).

Olive oil of high quality (see my note above) also acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Rice noodles and paper provide a gluten-free grain (avoid inflammation).

Pumpkin Seeds (again, see note above) – here’s 10 great health benefits: 1) great for prostate health, 2) improves bladder function, 3) eases depression with L-tryptophan, 4) helps prevent osteoporosis with zinc, 5) anti-inflammatory, 6) helps prevent kidney stones, 7) helps kill parasites, 8) great source of magnesium (“relaxation mineral”), 9) lowers bad cholesterol with phytosterols, and 10) helps prevent cancer because of that same phytosterol.

Cilantro boosts your ability to fight both viral and bacterial infections, and even helps detox heavy metals from your body.

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