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Fall Into Autumn With this Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

By Sara Hillring, USA Triathlon, 09/17/19, 7:15PM CDT

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Pack up this recipe for work, take it to the gym for a post-workout meal, or easily bring it with you “on the go” wherever your active lifestyle has you headed next.

With the fall Equinox approaching, the dropping temperatures prompt many of us to crave warm and filling meals to nourish our bodies throughout the day. Though this recipe may seem like a simple salad, it packs a hearty mixture of fall flavors (and colors) and a variety of nutrients to set the tone for the autumn training months.

Chock full of vitamins and minerals such as-vitamin C, E, magnesium, iron, and zinc, this salad provides the goods for an endurance athlete to effectively gear up for their next training bout or lends ample support in recovery at the end of the day.

This recipe acts as an excellent side dish, lunch, or dinner entree. It can also be served cold, warmed, or at room temperature without losing an ounce of flavor. Boasting versatility from its use to its serving state, this salad can be customized to any preferences or dietary needs an individual may have. This makes for an inclusive dish to be enjoyed by all (see additional notes below).