16 August 2011

Green Gobbling Squash Monster

I purposely haven't been buying yogurt in order to force
 myself to switch up my typical Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Sliced Banana, Nectarine, Raspberries, and Blueberries
 topped with Cottage Cheese and sprinkled with Cinnamon

The protein in cottage cheese, versus yogurt, keeps 
me feeling full and energized throughout the morning

After heading out to finish errands, pick up lunch, and do a little window 
 shopping, I came home and made a Protein Latte since I needed the boost

For dinner I baked 1/2 medium Kabocha Squash 
in the oven at 400 Fahrenheit for 45-50 minutes

Then I stuffed "The Green Gobbling Squash Monster" it with Stir-fried Vegetables

Broccoli, Zucchini, Bean Sprouts, Collard Greens, Leek, and Red Onion 

The vegetables were seasoned with Onion Powder, Basil, Dill,
 Cayenne and Black Pepper, with Yellow and Brown Mustard


Anonymous said... [reply]

Yay! all hail the wonderful kabocha squash! loooove it. have you had it mashed? although roasted is my favorite way, i absolutely love it steamed then mashed with some coconut milk or almond milk and some cinnamon- so good!

Tip Top Shape said... [reply]

I bet cottage cheese and cinnamon is delicious. Never thought of pairing those flavors--but it makes me think of rice pudding with the texture. I get in breakfast ruts, too. You're good with trying to switch it up, though! I just eat the same thing until I grow to hate it, lol.

Danielle said... [reply]

That squash looks great! Definitely somehting I'd love to make..and eat! :) I had nectarine, blueberries and cinnamon in my brakfast today too..yumm.

Chelsea said... [reply]

I'm so excited that squash is almost in season again! It's one of my favourite things about fall!

Goldberry said... [reply]

Last night I dreamed about kabocha squash! And I've never even tried one because they're hard to get around here... my subconscious is telling me that I need to find one, I suppose. And if they're as delicious as your photos look, of course I must obey my subconscious! ;)

Jamie @ snacktress said... [reply]

I always want to jump straight into my computer and eat your food. Seriously. Haha - I LOVE squash and root veggies. Autumn is my favorite season with all my favorite foods :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

What a great reminder! Cottage cheese often gets overlooked for the more popular yogurt.

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

I haven't had cottage cheese in ages. We always have Greek yogurt around the house, so I find protein wise it's just as good as cottage cheese, without all the sodium. But sometimes that salty, delicious cheese really hits the spot. Might have to pick up some this week :)

Alexa @ SimpleEats said... [reply]

Love the idea of roasting a squash and stuffing it! Roasted squash is so delicious, especially in the cooler months!

Anonymous said... [reply]

that squash looks so good! I just bought a yellow squash from the farmer's market last weekend and I can't wait to eat it! I might try it this way :)

Tine said... [reply]

Mmm, I love that kabocha squash meal!

Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola said... [reply]

Oh my gosh I love kabocha squash and really love the idea of putting all that stuff in it! It looks like such a healthy and delicious meal... yum!!

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

I love squash monsters.

Anonymous said... [reply]

hahaha I love the "green gobbling squash monster" title. Also - I totally find myself doing the same "forcing myself" to branch out thing. I have these mini brie tubs in my fridge, and I haven't allowed myself to buy sliced cheese so that I'll use those instead haha

Ann Liu said... [reply]

Ooh cottage cheese! I haven't had it in ages although that might do to quell the hungry, salty monster in me!

ahealthypassion said... [reply]

your breakfast looks to die for amazing I wish it was time for breakfast :)

Monet said... [reply]

Oh delicious! I want to go and buy a big squash right now. Thank you for sharing all these delicious treats and for reminding me that the good days of winter squash are ahead!

Lauren said... [reply]

YOur eats= bomb.com girl. I so want squash NOW :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Can I come over to your house and eat pretty please?! haha Your food is exactly what I like and look delicious : )

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love your monster! So cute! I can't wait to try the latte!

Val said... [reply]

Your food shots are amazing!

Anonymous said... [reply]

mm I love cottage cheese and I never buy it.. makes no sense! I've never made squash before (not sure if I've eaten it before either..weird?).. seems like something I should try asap :)

Sarah B @ Bake + Bike said... [reply]

Your meals have the best titles :)

I would love to gobble up that green-gobbling squash!

Samantha said... [reply]

Everything about this post looks absolutely divine. I still have yet to try the godlike squash that I hear so much about, but I always seem to surpass it at the grocery store. Come the winter months I'm sure I will be switching between that sweet potatoes on a very regular basis, mmm!!


Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli said... [reply]

Mmm! I LOVE making cottage cheese parfaits! My latest addiction is stirring in peanut flour and then topping with bananas, carob chips and cinnamon. It's SO good!

That protein latte is a brilliant idea! I'll have to try that sometime!

Roasted kabocha...absolute Heaven!!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I have never mixed anything sweet with cottage cheese - only savoury. Sounds good though.

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