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Guest Post: #Whole30 Butternut Squash Toasts

When I’m eating whole30 (which I was until I got carried away at a party the other night and unthinkingly toasted the birthday boy by downing a champagne cocktail – whoops!), there are times when I miss things like rice cakes; those handy little vehicles for all of my favourite toppings (mostly almond butter, let’s be honest). And I know others struggle without bread, not necessarily for its taste or texture, but for its function.

Well, at those times, butternut squash can be a very handy veggie to have around…

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • Pinch salt

 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celsius and melt the coconut oil onto a baking tray.
2. Slice a large butternut squash into rounds, about 1/2 inch in thickness.
3. Spread the squash slices over the baking tray, turning them over to coat them in the oil, and sprinkle them with a bit of salt.
4. Let them bake for 20-30 mins, until soft in the middle and slightly crisp around the edges.

5. Top them with EVERYTHING or make a sandwich and revel in the gloriousness. (I keep a stash in the fridge and toast them for breakfast, smothered in almond butter…. bliss).

 

Kate xxx

About Kate 

As a singer, yoga teacher and lover of all things tasty, I’m constantly reviewing my connection with my body – and, by extension, the food I eat. I got into cooking in my early teens, when creating the perfect brownie was the biggest life problem I faced. Now, after digestive problems, sugar crashes and migraines have led me to a largely sugar-,grain-, and dairy-free existence, my love of cooking is driven by the search for food that is satisfying and nourishing. And just so you know, I consider eating almond butter from the jar (daily) both satisfying and nourishing…”

Follow Kate on Instagram: @misskatelister or check out her band at www.thefoobirds.co.uk

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8 Comments

  1. Katrina Elle
    December 1, 2014 / 15:16

    Great idea girl – Now if I could only get hubby to help me cut them LOL

    • Elle Linton
      December 1, 2014 / 15:22

      I need to get myself a husband then! Until then, I have a big sharp knife which does a pretty decent job and it doubles up as a workout 😉

  2. Jen Rawson
    December 1, 2014 / 19:34

    I would have never thought of this idea. I love butternut squash. Do you eat the skin too?

    • Elle Linton
      December 6, 2014 / 21:34

      Yup, you can eat the skin too! Just give it a good scrub before you cook it!

  3. Lauren (@poweredbypb)
    December 1, 2014 / 21:36

    Great idea! I love squash!

    • Elle Linton
      December 6, 2014 / 21:34

      Me too Lauren! Always looking for new ideas to eat great foods!

  4. Anna
    December 2, 2014 / 00:45

    Oh my GOD this looks amazing!!! I absolutely loveeee butternut squash, I am trying this ASAP! Awesome idea 🙂 Anna x

    • Elle Linton
      December 6, 2014 / 21:34

      Let me know how it goes Anna! And thanks for stopping by! x

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