Honey Mustard Butternut Squash!

Confession: I have a honey mustard addiction.

Heather, this has your name all over it.

Honey mustard goes well with basically everything: salads, fried chicken, not-fried chicken, french fries, apple slices, sandwiches, wraps.. essentially anything that isn’t dessert. Although I will probably find a way to incorporate it into that too.

Recently, I saw mustard and butternut squash on a blog (who are you?! I dont remember) and the genius that is honey mustard + butternut squash dawned on me. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to pan fry it or bake it, so I did both. Thus, we have…

Honey-Mustard Squashtwo ways!

Recipe: Makes 2 servings

1 butternut squash bulb, deseeded (the round bottom part, I was too lazy to do the rest. You could.)

2+ tbsp dijon mustard

2+ tbsp honey

1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar (apple cider vinegar would be good too)

1 garlic clove (for pan fry only)

salt (or garlic salt for the baked squash)

honey mustard salad dressing (optionalwhy not?)

To bake:

Preheat the oven to 375-400. Chop the butternut squash into little cubes and toss with all the ingredients. Bake for about 8 minutes and toss around. Bake until browned.

To pan fry:

Spray a pan with grapeseed oil. Saute the garlic until it just begins to brown. Meanwhile, chop your squash into little cubes and toss with the other ingredients. Throw into the pan and pan fry, stirring occasionally, until just tender enough to enjoy.

I just finished finals! Yay! I am working on a “How to Pack for Christmas on Two Continents” post. It’s going to be embarrassing, but whatever. See ya tomorrow!

Benefits:

Mustard * Improves digestion (by stimulating increased saliva production) and contains the same antioxidants as turmeric (which gives it its yellow color)!

Honey * Raw honey contains many beneficial enzymes and bacteria and has also been found to be anti-bacterial

Butternut squash * A great source of Vitamin C, A, potassium, manganese, and folate. It is also very high in fiber and water content!

 

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8 thoughts on “Honey Mustard Butternut Squash!

  1. I could not agree with you more…honey mustard is heavenly. And I love this idea to pair it with butternut squash. I’m drooling! Thank you for sharing with me, my dear. I hope you have a great Monday!

    1. You are so welcome! Its delicious; I hope you enjoy it! And monday is going very well so far, I just went to my favorite workout class here in AUSTIN! At castle hill fitness. We should have a meetup!!!

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