There is one vegetable that I feel is very versatile – the squash. Whether it be summer (AKA crook neck), zucchini, butternut, acorn and so on in that same group of gourds. I am able to make sweet and savory meals that contain these veggies and the best part – this family of vegetables is friendly to my belly. Yup, squash is one of the veggies that does not reek havoc on my digestive system – I can not say the same for the root veggies – they don’t like me.
This morning, after a glorious workout at the gym – 7.2 mile run, weights and foam rolling, I headed home with thoughts of a yummy bowl of oat bran on the brain.
The star ingredient today was – PUMPKIN!!!! Hooray for the return of Pumpkin Oat bran – Fall is in full bloom at my homestead.
At the end I stirred in 1 cup frozen blueberries. Then came the luscious toppers – 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter, PB2 and 1 tbsp apple butter.
My favorite Apple Butter is the kind without added sugar. I found this stuff at Stop & Shop – it is delicious and added that extra touch of Fall to my breakfast.
For lunch today I had 2 other varieties of squash – zucchini and spaghetti squash.
I mixed the two with a chopped apple – sounds odd but it was GOOD!!!
I also had a whole wheat english muffin topped with swiss cheese, sunflower seed butter and apple butter. Yes, I am now hooked on the apple butter.
I was still a little hungry so I spread another tbsp of the sunflower seed butter and the AB on 2 Wasa Crackers (lunch dessert I guess). After that I was satisfied.
D is at school but not for that much longer – man did the time fly by. At least I got a little vacuuming done.
We have a special guest coming tomorrow – Any guesses? This weekend should be a good one. I am really looking forward to the next few days. How is your weekend looking? Any plans?
Well I am off to enjoy the last few moments of peace and quiet in my house. I hope you have a great Friday.