Simple Squash Power Bowl

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I almost skipped the Recipe Redux this month. I’ve been a little stressed as I’m having a get together tonight for Halloween, my in-laws are coming up next week and I’ve been cleaning/organizing like a mad woman AND I’m trying to get a jump on MoFo since my in-laws are up the first week of November and I want to have my full focus on them.

And whenever Redux does come around, I feel like I want to make a perfect recipe with perfect pictures. With the stress and trying to balance life, I said “Screw it!” and decided to just throw something together, and hope it worked out.

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So I had an idea of making a bowl out of squash and using a cute little squash as an actual bowl! How cute, right? Well… putting ideas into reality don’t always turn out as we expect haha.

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This isn’t very realistic to eat out of either. So I just put it in an actual bowl 😉

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Simple Squash Power Bowl (serves 2)

2 small-sized squash (I used acorn, but think any kind of squash would work great)
1 tbsp of sesame oil (or oil of choice)
1 head of broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup of protein of choice (I used Beyond Chicken grilled strips – SO GOOD!)
Quick Almond Butter Sauce (2 tbsp of almond butter, 1 tbsp of tamari or coconut aminos, 1 tsp of maple syrup and 1-2 tsp of water to thin it out)

Roast your squash by preheating your oven to 400 and cook for 35 minutes or until tender. As your squash roasts, mix your sauce ingredients together and stir to combine. Set the sauce aside. Chop your broccoli and heat a wok on medium heat. Sautée the broccoli for a couple of minutes, then add your protein and allow it to cook for 5 minutes. Once the squash is cooked, cut it open, de-seed it and scoop out the flesh. Roughly chop the squash flesh and add it to the pan with the broccoli mixture. Add your sauce and combine it until everything is well coated. Enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “Simple Squash Power Bowl

  1. I also am in mad MoFo planning mode, I am going to Melbourne for six days in early November. I need things lined up and ready to go!
    This bowl sounds really yummy! We can’t get Beyond Meat here, but I have heard so many people raving about their chicken strips that they are on my list to try when I go to Seattle next year!

    1. So glad I’m not the only one preparing ahead of time =) I’m hoping to get a couple more posts ready before my in-laws arrive Friday.
      You could totally make this bowl with any fake chickin’ substitute. Or even tofu. You have to let me know when you go to Seattle so I can meet you there =D =D =D

  2. Ooh, I took one look at this and immediately started craving it. :) Those Beyond Chicken grilled strips really are fantastic– I think I’m going to need to pick some up to make this.

  3. I’m so glad you got your bowl done in time! Especially since it looks so delicious! I’m looking for a new recipe to try this week because I can’t deal with thinking about what to cook after vacation. I will be trying this for sure!

    1. Under the wire – but I got it done! And it was probably the most delicious redux recipe I have made to date! I think you’d like this, it’s pretty simple to throw together. Welcome back girl!

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