In a quest to try new things for this month’s Monthly Challenge I grabbed an acorn squash at the grocery recently.
I wasn’t sure what to do with it. So I went online to find some recipes. I would have made a soup. But I didn’t have the other right ingredients or enough squash.
First I baked the acorn squash for about 30 minutes in the oven.
This site had many options to choose from with recipes. I went with a variation of No. 2.
I had a little couscous. It wasn’t quite enough for a filling filling so I added a little brown rice.
The couscous was a frozen variety from Trader Joe’s, which included some squash and seasonings. I added seasonings to the brown rice and mixed the two grains together.
It was delicious, healthy, filling and different. I liked it.
I used the other half one day for lunch and just had it as a side vegetable along with my zucchini “pasta” and brown rice.
In my research I found an article, which talks about 10 other healthy grains beyond brown rice, such as barley, couscous and quinoa, just to name a few.
The nutrition and exercise challenges for Go Fit Girl!’s January Monthly Challenge are about trying something new. (Facebook event page here.)
In the past week I have tried a few things in yoga I wasn’t willing to dare before.
I have been trying out the Shake Weight. Yup, go ahead and laugh. I was able to snatch it from a co-worker who got it during our White Elephant work lunch. And I am trying it out for a future review for Go Fit Girl!’s Review Wednesday.
Sunday morning is my regular grocery store weekly shopping. On Sunday I bought ingredients for Weight Watchers Fresh Vegetable Soup. Everything that went into the recipe I have eaten before. Last year I did a green smoothie cleanse and tried many vegetables (especially green leafy ones), which I had never tried before.
After I picked up the produce I needed I wandered around looking for a new item to cook. I looked at endives, which looked like a weird yellowish cabbage or lettuce. Eh, maybe not.
Then I decided to go look at the squash. I grabbed an acorn squash. I think I have probably eaten acorn squash, but … Continue reading