Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squasy

Roasted Butternut SquasyLast week, we had some smaller butternut squash that I wasn’t sure how we were going to use them. I bet you can’t guess where I got them from…. That’s right, Bountiful Basket. I decided to use a little bit of creativity and come up with a new recipe for them. I’ve really only had butternut squash soup, so I was anxious to try it a different way:

2 small butternut squash or 1 large
1 TBSP canola oil
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp thyme

Heat oil in a large frying pan. When warm, add squash and seasonings. Saute on medium heat until they reach your desired texture. I cooked mine for about 30 minutes.

This is also great to have for leftovers. In the morning, add some scrambled eggs to it and you’ve got a nice and delicious breakfast.

Easy Snack Recipe – Vanilla Banana Parfait

I love a good parfait, but with all the added ingredients in some of the store bought ones, it’s just easier to make your own. It’s easy, cost effective, and healthier! Here is a quick recipe that can be used for breakfast or a quick snack. My son loves this before soccer because of the calcium, protein, and potassium.

VANILLA BANANA PARFAIT

1/2 c. vanilla yogurt (feel free to use Greek yogurt if you’d like)
1 banana – sliced into 1/4 inch slices
Topped with your favorite cereal, granola, or nuts (I’ve been using vanilla Life or a local farmer’s market granola)

Place bananas at the bottom of bowl, top with yogurt, then cereal or granola. Serve immediately to avoid the browning of bananas.

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Smoothie - Spring DetoxMost people are so busy in the morning, that they forget to eat breakfast. This just so happens to be the most important meal of the day. Why is breakfast so important:

  • Eating breakfast helps with weight loss. People who skip breakfast tend to eat more food at lunch or snack before lunch.
  • Breakfast gives you that energy boost to help get your morning started right.
  • Breakfast helps control mood swings, thanks to keeping your blood sugar controlled.

So now that you know why breakfast is important, here is a quick and easy smoothie that you can make in the morning before work, school, or just to get your day started on the right foot. This recipe is also one of the MANY recipes that you can have during the Elite Health Coaching Seasonal Detox! By signing up for the seasonal detoxes, you’ll get recipes for all 3 meals for all 7 days, meal planner, grocery list, unlimited email support, and a 15-minute welcome phone call to discuss your health & wellness needs.

Breakfast Smoothie:
3/4 c. unsweetened almond milk
1/4 c. rolled oats
1/4 c. berries
1 tsp flaxseed
1/2 banana

Place all items in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. This recipe is dairy-free and sugar-free and tastes great!