Recipe Recap #1: Squash Boats

A couple of weeks late, but I still remember how yummy this dish was!! Ha.

So confession. Yellow squash just isn’t my thing. It is not my favorite… I like zucchini better. I will eat yellow squash, but it always seems too mushy or the skin too tough (I promise I am not picky!!).

When David shopped for this particular week’s meals, he came in with a bag full of yellow squash. He is great at shopping those deals, but MAN, I was not excited about it. He on the other hand was so pumped at the money he saved (lol). I started googling around and finally decided it would be my main ingredient in a cookbook special (hence the series…).

I actually waited around and almost let these go BAD!! Ugh. I hate when that happens! I already had some shredded chicken prepped and came across these boats in the cookbook, Fed and Fit. I knew I had to whip them up.

I love this cookbook and it has quickly hopped to the top 3 I recommend when people ask me how to go about eating more real food.

Why didn’t I think of this?? SQUASH BOATS. Filled with taco-seasoned chicken. This was SO EASY. And tasty and I actually enjoyed the squash 🙂 WIN!!!

Do you like squash? Or are you also leaning heavier on the team ZUCCHINI side?

May Menu #1

May Menu #1

  • Cauliflower rice, beef, avocado, salsa, and carrots
  • Sausage, white rice, roasted brussel sprouts, cucumbers, and avocado (can you tell the avocados are ready to eat?!? Ha!)
  • Burgers, mashed butternut squash all with a big salad covered in paleo ranch
  • Roasted sheet pan with chicken thighs, potatoes, and asparagus
  • Salmon cakes with leftover roasted veggies

How are y’all?! Gosh clearly I’ve been a super slacker (really just in end of semester mode, promise no slacking!). I haven’t shared the “recipe reviews” that we have been cooking up. I will make that happen now that I have wrapped up teaching my spring course 🙂

We had the sausage dish tonight. Other than taco salads, this is by far my go-to when I need supper FAST (and low on groceries). Whenever the store runs a special on the sausage, I will typically load up my freezer. We traveled this weekend, so I knew I wanted to plan some easy meals while we hop back into things. I added a little fresh garlic (check out these health benefits!!) to the dish and it totally took it to the next level (or beast mode as Tripp says… ha!).

Running back outside before sunset to catch just a little more OUTSIDE time 🙂 Have a great night!