New Foods 29 & 30 (AKA I’m Done!)


Can I get a witness! I just completed my 30 new foods in 2014 goal or challenge or resolution, whatever you call it. Without further ado, here are the last two foods:

Food #29: Buttercup Squash
And That Is…not butternut squash! Buttercup squash or cucurbita maxima is a species of squash native to South America.
Found Where:  Pumpkin World (I think that’s what it’s called)
Cost: $1.50
Health Benefits: Full of vitamins and low in natural sugars.
Prepared How: I turned to Betty Crocker and used this recipe and stuffed it with granny smith apples.
Yea or Nay: Meh. It’s not my favorite squash. I probably won’t get it again.

IMG_5173Food #29: Ambercup Squash
And That Is: Just another variety of squash I didn’t know existed.
Found Where:  Pumpkin World (I think that’s what it’s called)
Cost: $1.25
Health Benefits: I would assume the same as above.
Prepared How: I roasted it with amazing buttercup squash oil from All Spice. Once roasted, I added walnuts, a little romano cheese, and a dollop of crème fraîche.
Yea or Nay: Meh, for the same reason as above.

Growing up we only had acorn squash, which is still my all-time favorite squash to eat. I do have butternut and spaghetti squash from time to time as well but acorn is my go-to. I like the flavor and how much meat you get out of it. As a kid I used to put a lot of butter and brown sugar on my squash but now I usually add coconut oil and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It was fun trying these other types of squash but I think I’ll continue to stick with my favorite.

I’m officially done with my 30 new foods challenge, although I’ll continue to explore. Instead of posting about it, which was by far my least favorite part of this whole challenge, I’ll just do a post to my Facebook page. If you don’t follow me on Facebook, check it out! I post at least once a day with mini fitness or healthy eating challenges. I will do a big recap of my 2014 challenge in a few weeks. Stay tuned!