A super easy dinner: Coconut kabocha bowl!

Once again, the picture of this dish really doesn’t convey its deliciousness.

It is almost too easy to call a recipe, but I am going to anyway.

There are only three ingredients: kabocha squash, coconut butter, and coconut milk!

I would serve this plus a side of protein (chicken, fish, greek yogurt, whatever) for a more complete meal.

Almost all health bloggers are in love with kabocha squash; it’s basically a rite of passage to make a recipe using one. My only issue with it is the texture. To me, it is strangely dry… despite being very moist. This is why I added in some coconut milk, which I definitely recommend.

Recipe: Serves 1

1 Kabocha squash

2 tbsp Artisana coconut butter

1/4 cup light coconut milk

salt

Roast the squash at 400 for about 40 minutes, until you can easily pierce it with a knife. Slice in half and scoop out the seeds. Place 1 half in a cute bowl. Scrape out the innards of the other half until you fill up the kabocha bowl. Stir in salt and 2 tablespoons of coconut butter. Drizzle the coconut milk on top. Enjoy!

Benefits:

Coconut * coconut gets a bad rap because of its saturated fat content, but its fatty acids are mainly medium-chain triglycerides, not long-chain. The long-chain triglycerides are bad for our cholesterol levels, but coconut has been shown to improve cholesterol levels. Animal studies suggest that medium-chain triglycerides can increase metabolism.

Kabocha squash * 1 cup has 70% of your daily needed vitamin A and 15% of your daily needed vitamin C, plus calcium and iron!

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10 thoughts on “A super easy dinner: Coconut kabocha bowl!

  1. I love the taste of Kabocha but just like spaghetti squash, I find it a PAIN to scoop and its just get messy. I’ll have to try this one though. I think the coconut milk might help.

  2. Hey! Just found your blog and love Kabocha! Have you even been able to find the nutritional facts for it? I’ve always just assumed it was similar to butternut or acorn… but it’s so much better! I eat mine simply baked with coconut butter on it all the time. Or coconut butter mixed with almond butter and touch of cinnamon. Straight wow

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