When you stop eating starchy vegetables like corn and potatoes this is the best replacement choice. Butternut squash (and other orange winter squashes) is a great source of carbohydrates that are low on the glycemic index.
Winter squash is full of beta carotene, folate, and potassium and has moderate amounts of magnesium, calcium and vitamin E. Squash is so easy to digest, it is one of babies’ first foods and great for those on introductory GAPS.
At my house we eat a lot of squash because we do not eat other starches. I usually just make the squash and add a little cinnamon. For a holiday I like to make it more festive with added apples and honey (just a little).
My guests have actually preferred this squash dish to the sweet potatoes!