3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Food Talk And Fabulous Finds

Food Talk And Fabulous Finds Recipes, Healthy Cooking, and General Food Topics

Thread Tools
Old 10-06-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
This is the Last Time!!!
HadEnough's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 619

S/C/G: HW283/GW170

Height: 5'5"

Default Butternut Squash-I really want to like--How do I make it?

my neighbor brought me over some Butternut Squash. I have in the past not been a fan of squash. Please tell me how to cook this thing so it's good and I like it as well as my hubby! Please hurry, I need it for dinner!



Mini Goals

Lose First 5# DONE 10.28.14
Lose 5% (14#) DONE. 12.15.14
Get out of the 270's DONE 1.1.15
Get out of the 260's DONE. 2.15.15
Lose 10% (27#) WORKIN ON
Hit 232 (Weight I was in 1995)
Hit 202 (Weight I was in 1988 when my twins were born)
Hit 186 (Weight I was in 1986)
Achieve Ultimate Goal 170
HadEnough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
Changing my life
rachaelm's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: WhoDat Nation
Posts: 774

S/C/G: '09HW337 '11SW 314.0/266.6/155

Height: 5' 6"


IDK, but I did find this link that looked yummy:

rachaelm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
AnnieDrews's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,544

S/C/G: 191/Ticker/140

Height: 5'3" Age 51


Well, I've had it steamed with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray and black pepper TWICE. I just don't really care for it even though I really wanted to. It reminds me too much of raw pumpkin.
AnnieDrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
is super awesome.
kateleestar's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 1,763

S/C/G: ...ticker...

Height: 5'7"


I've actually added roasted BN squash to soups and stews, and chili, and it adds great creamyness and a good flavor. As well as fiber!

Just the other day I put it, garlic, a 1/2 block of FF cream chese, two handfulls of spinach and some skim milk in a pan and made "alfredo" sauce. It was GREAT and my DH had no idea there was any squash in there, lol...
From 6/2011 - 8/2012 I lost 116lbs with 3FC help! Now I'm restarting post April 2014 baby!

Halloween Goal:

That's not sweat, it's your fat cells crying! KEEP GOING!
Mini Goals: 265 - done! 260 - done! 255 - done! 245 - done! 240 - done! 235 - done! 230 - 225 - 220 - 215 - 210 - 205 - 199

Last edited by kateleestar; 10-06-2011 at 12:01 PM.
kateleestar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 12:23 PM   #5
ending 7+ years of yoyo
EmmaD's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,601

S/C/G: (body fat) >34.5%/?/<25%

Height: 5' 6", small frame, "obese" body fat


This butternut squash mac & cheese is DELICIOUS! My family requests it all the time.

^^ This recipe is from Martha Stewart. I tweak it to make it healthier: whole wheat or high-fiber macaroni, more ricotta (or add cottage cheese) for more protein, I use whole wheat bread crumbs ... and to make it easier, I often cook the squash in the microwave first (whole, poked deeply MANY times first, ~ 10-15 minutes) instead of peeling and cubing the raw squash.

But you can make it just like it's written and it will be so good. Enjoy!
Mini-goal #1 (ala Beck Diet Solution): Lose 5 pounds. Start date: October 31. Completed Nov 21! = 21 days.
Mini-goal #2: Lose 5 pounds AGAIN. Start date: November 22.
2016 CHALLENGE: Get back on modified Ideal Protein Diet until 25 pounds lost total. Start exercising!!!
>>>Revised goal ends up ~1619% total weight loss
EmmaD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 02:57 PM   #6
Here to Learn
EagleRiverDee's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,072

S/C/G: 225/134.8/135

Height: 5'5"


I love butternut squash just steamed with fake-butter and pepper, but I suppose it is an acquired taste. You can also roast it with a little bit of maple syrup drizzled on it. I also LOVE butternut squash soup.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas A. Edison

It took me 9 years to learn how to lose weight. Don't give up!
EagleRiverDee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 03:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
liliesinmycereal's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 604

S/C/G: 220/157.0/137

Height: 5'2''


Where do you buy butternut squash? I don't see it at my groceries.
My weight loss blog
liliesinmycereal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
lin43's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,669


I love it cut up in chunks, drizzled with a bit of olive oil, and roasted for about 30 minutes in a 350 - 375 oven. To me, it tastes a bit like sweet potato but it has fewer calories.

I also make a butternut squash soup. I'm not sure where I originally got this recipe, but my recipe card says it's adapted from some organic magazine:

1 tbsp olive oil or unsalted butter (I think I use mostly butter w/ a touch of oil)

1 small onion, coursely chopped

1 tbsp of honey

1 lg butternut squash, peeled & chopped into chunks (This is up to you. They want you to cut it in chunks so that you can cook it in the liquid, but I prefer roasting it and adding
the roasted squash to the liquid)

6 - 8 cups water of chicken broth (I use chicken broth. Also, you have to play with the liquid, depending on how much squash you have. If you make it too thick, it tends to be like baby food rather than soup).

1/4 c. heavy cream (I use a tablespoon or two of half and half instead, to keep the calories lower)

Heat the oil or melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it starts to turn golden (about 5 - 10 min)

Add the honey & cook until it bubbles.

Add the squash & 6 cups of the liquid. Bring to a boil & lower to a simmer; cook until tender & cool for 15 min (This step is only relevant if you decide to cook the squash in the
liquid rather than roasting it separately).

Puree the soup in a blender or w/ a hand blender (I use the latter). If you want the soup really smooth, strain it.

Return the soup to the pan. Add cream, salt & pepper. Heat, but don't boil.

I usually only make about half of this recipe, and I don't measure assiduously, which is why it's easy to make. Also, it freezes well.
Clothes Sizes (not lbs):
lin43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 10:31 PM   #9
Shrinking Chick
Riddy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,431

S/C/G: 288/ticker/160

Height: 5'8"


I like to roast chunks in the oven, then mash on my plate with some butter, splenda and cinnamon.

I love making squash soup - my recipe has an apple and chopped crystallized ginger in it. My friend makes hers with bacon.

I haven't tried it yet in beef stew, but I was just given 4 squash yesterday - time to give squashy stew a try!

And if you really WANT to like it, keep trying it. I learned to like asparagus as an adult after eating it many times. I wanted to like it, so I just kept trying it. Definitely try the squash with other flavors, and different flavors each time - it should work!

Lost the first 100 with Medifast, now working on the last 25

Last edited by Riddy; 10-10-2011 at 10:34 PM.
Riddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 12:07 AM   #10
Senior Member
WeightForMe's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 383

S/C/G: 173/ticker/130

Height: 5'0


I cut mine in half. Spread some low fat margarine and salt and pepper. Bake at 400degrees for about 45min or until fork tender. Then scoop out with a spoon mash a little and serve. LOVE me some B-squash
WeightForMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 12:21 AM   #11
Jamie1985's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 62

S/C/G: 200/see ticker/140

Height: 5'7"


I like it as a soup.... I like it as a soup where you just cook the squash with onion and chicken broth until tender then puree and add nutmeg , salt, and pepper. But you can also use curry powder instead of nutmeg to spice it up
~~~Big Goal~~~
Jamie1985 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting to 165: My Path to Health! Emme Calorie Counters 229 08-12-2011 05:37 PM
I don't hate Oprah quite so much now LOL Trazey34 100 lb. Club 42 01-06-2009 08:10 PM
300+ and Ready To Try Again... #503 2cute2Bfat 300+ Club 31 03-16-2004 10:34 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:50 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2