Butternut squash hits the spot year round!
Butternut squash is a good source of Vitamin A and carotenoids. Both are potent antioxidants which help to decrease inflammation in the body and clear damaging free radicals. Vitamin A also boosts eyesight, especially in the dark.
Interestingly, 1 cup of butternut squash provides almost half the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C.
Onions provide extremely high levels of flavonoids, a specific phytonutrient (antioxidants from plants) that improve cardiovascular health, stop the inflammation cascade, and has been shown to decrease the risk of certain cancers when eaten regularly.