<a href="/tag/alma-schneider/">By Alma Schneider

Ingredients:

* 1 butternut squash

* 2 medium-size beets

* 6 cups arugula, washed and dried (or pre-washed from supermarket)

* Olive oil

* Balsamic vinegar

* Salt

* Pepper

* 2-4 tablespoons shelled pistachios

Instructions:

1. Halve the squash and remove the pits.

2. Peel and dice the beets.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

4. Roast squash and beets on middle rack of your oven at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until both are fork tender.

5. Dice the squash when cool. (Note: Extra squash can be saved for soups, salads and other dishes throughout the week.)

6. Place prepared greens in a bowl.

7. Add 1 cup squash and 1 cup beets and gently combine.

8. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and toss gently.

9. Add salt and pepper to taste.

10. Top with pistachios.

(Serves 4)

Enjoy!

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Alma Schneider is a licensed Clinical Social Worker helping individuals overcome their psychological and practical obstacles to cooking and parenting on her blog and consulting business, Take Back the Kitchen. She is a native New Yorker transplanted to the suburbs with her husband, four children and loving yet stubborn Beagle Shiloh.

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