Squash is my BAE

If you follow me on Facebook or IG, you know I’m a MAJOR squash fan. I usually have it roasted and with salt and pepper, sort of as a potato replacement for my meals..

I’m a diabetic VERY FAMILIAR with counting carbohydrates but since finding the 21 Day Fix, all I have to do now is count CONTAINERS! Yay!

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I love the eating plan because you fill your containers with REAL low glycemic index food AND the portion control is taken care of (portion control is where I fail).

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Another area I fail in, keeping my carbs low. I LOVE BREAD, GRAINS and RICE! But I know how it affects my mood and my blood sugars so I try to keep it within my allotted 2 YELLOW containers a day with the Portion Fix eating system. 

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It used to be VERY difficult to do.. until I found SQUASH.

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Yes!! Tastes like a yellow but it goes in your GREEN (veggie) container. And really, you can never have too many veggies.

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Last week I put out a call for help on my personal Facebook page for more SQUASH recipes and this is what I decided to have for lunch this week:


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I get by with a little help from my friends. 🎵

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Here’s one for all the Instant-Potheads 😉 out there.

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Ruby’s Squash Soup (Converted to IP by Katherine) [tweaked to match Corinne’s laziness levels]

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Ingredients:

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1 medium onion (chopped finely)

2 medium acorn squash (or any squash, peeled and cubed, about 5-6 cups)

3 medium carrots (peeled, chopped)

1 medium Apple (peeled, cores, chopped)

1 litre vegetable or chicken broth

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1 Tbsp olive oil (or any oil of your choice)

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Method:

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1. Turn on IP. Press SAUTE button. Once pot is warm, add oil and onion. Sauté until onions are translucent.

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2. Add carrots to pot, squash and apple to the pot. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.

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3. Add broth, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix contents of pot.

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4. Put the lid on the pot. Make sure the dial on the top of the pot is set to SEALING. Press CANCEL on front of pot.

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5. Press the MANUAL button and + or – until the pot reads 10 minutes.

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6. Walk away. Play with your kids. Do some crocheting or bullet journaling and forget about the soup.

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7. Once the pot comes to pressure it will count down from 10 minutes.

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8. It will BEEP once done but let it sit in the pot for 20 mins until it reads L0:20. This is the Non Pressure Release. You can skip this part and do a Quick Release but letting it sit in the pot makes it so you don’t have to blend the soup. This is where my laziness comes in.

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9. Set dial to VENTING to release any left over pressure in pot. The pot will open EASILY if there is no pressure left.

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10. Serve and enjoy. Make your family and guests think you were simmering this soup all day long. 💖😉🍵

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There you have it!!!

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And now I have it!! For lunch. All week long. 😋 Yayyyy!!!

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21 Day Fix: 2 cups = 2 greens

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Want more recipes like this? Want to see what I’m doing EVERYDAY (yeah, I kind of post A LOT haha), follow me on Facebook and let me know if you’ve tried this recipe!!

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