I have this memory from early in our marraige eating some kind of squash. I’m pretty sure it was spaghetti squash, or maybe butternut, either way I thought it was so gross!
I never, ever wanted to eat squash again. Luckily it wasn’t a special request in my house, so I haven’t really eaten it for about 10 years. I’m pretty sure no one in my house missed it either.
Well, welcome to paleo! Where we eat more meats, fruits, and vegetables (including squash….)
I first started with spaghetti squash. If you put red sauce on it, its pretty good. (Actually it’s really good!) eventually I found a recipe for pizza spaghetti pie on www.paleomg.com that contains spaghetti squash. It is one of my favorite paleo recipes of all time!
Then I tried a stuffed butternut squash recipe. Also really good.
In the fall a friend of mine reccommended I try acorn squash. Surprisingly, also tasted great! The longer you cook it, the sweeter it gets! It’s a great side dish with a little honey and cinnamon on top.
I guess I’m converted! Squash is pretty darn good!
I had done the stuffed butternut squash a few times and although we all liked it, I wanted to find another yummy recipe for the butternut.
This recipe turned out to be super simple, with easy ingredients, and my husband and I really liked it.
I’m working on Mr.Paleo Jr. He says he doesn’t like it, but sometimes I’m able to trick him, and he eats it.
Maybe over time he will learn to love it too.
Not only is squash yummy, it lasts for a long time. I’ll buy one on my weekly shopping trip, and if I keep it in the cool dry pantry it seems to last for a couple weeks. As long as it’s not cut, it lasts and lasts.
stuffed butternut squash
And here’s my newest squash recipe. It’s a great side dish. Perfect alternative to potatoes.
Baked Butternut Squash
Remove the skin and seeds from one butternut squash
Cut squash into bite sized cubes.
Toss squash in a bowl with
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Bake for 30 mins at 400 degrees