Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Dip

Have you tried the outdoor stair workout yet?! If you haven’t, get after it because it’s a good workout. It feels refreshing to sometimes step away from the treadmill, step mill, elliptical trainer…… It easy to fall into the same routine, so switching up the style of training or location can add excitement and motivation back into your workouts.Speaking of switching things up, the last few weeks I’ve been whipping up some new things for dinners & snacks. This week I put butternut squash to the test.

I’ve made many things with butternut squash but it’s a veggie (technically a fruit) we typically gravitate toward during the winter months. I realize we are on the verge of summer, but I happened to notice some nice looking butternut squashes at the store the other day, so I thought I would make something a little more summery with it. I think it was a success so I want to share that with you!

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Before I get into the recipe I want to tell you a little bit about my plans for the next few days! This morning I’m heading with my husband to LA.☀️ My hopes for this trip are some relaxation, check out some fun restaurants, maybe a little shopping, and do a little health circuit. 🤗 I’ve registered in a few workout classes at some cool studios in Beverly Hills, and one in Santa Monica. I will be doing a little Kundalini Yoga, some Pilates on the reformer, and a class on the Versa Climber at Rise Nation. Yeahhhhhh! Can. Not. Wait.

LA is typically ahead of the game when it comes to the latest fitness trends, classes, and fads, so I am looking forward to getting in on some of the action and checking out a few studios while I’m there!

Next week I will fill you in on all my workout adventures and some of my favorite food finds 😊 I will also try keep you up to date on my Instagram stories so stay tuned over the next few days! 📲

Okkk back to the food….

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Recipe: Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Dip

  • 1 medium Butternut Squash, peeled & cubed
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp Herbed Goats Cheese

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Toss cubed squash, and garlic cloves in olive oil then sprinkle with S&P.  Spread over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the squash is soft and has started to brown.

Remove the roasted squash from the oven and place in a bowl or blending container. (When roasted I had about 2 full cups of squash, it really shrinks down!)

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Add 2 tbsp of the goats cheese to the squash and let it soften for a few minutes. Now blend together until smooth. If you feel that it needs a little more goats cheese, add another tbsp. You can also add a little more s&p if you would like.

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This dip is delicious served warm or cold with crackers, veggies, pita & breads, even served as spread in a sandwich, it’s SO tasty!

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Have a great weekend everyone! See you on Instagram stories!

Let me know what you think!