I was born and raised on a dairy farm outside Canon City, Colorado. Because of my upbringing and knowledge of diet, farming and business, I advocate knowing, buying and consuming as close to the source as possible. I fell in love with Crossfit as one of the few environments, particularly in athletics and competition, in which women are either just as strong as men or are at least on an even playing field.

I take pride in being a part of a community that reinforces "strong" and "fit" as the compliments. As an independent and fitness minded consumer, I tend to shy away from restrictive diets. Paleo allows me the freedom to eat the foods I enjoy while remaining nutritionally superior to their processed equivalents. I love the way I feel when I fuel my body with whole Paleo meals and after a WOD. Euphoric is not an exaggeration. My goal is to bring others to understand what Paleo is, why it works and why they should try it. The false stigmas about Paleo are rampant and various, but my knowledge is based entirely on what I've learned through personal experience and research.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Paleo Butternut Squash Lasagna

After having one incredibly productive day I decided to follow it up with a surprisingly savory butternut squash lasagna.  I got this recipe from Health-Bent.com.   I kept it mostly the same but changed a few of the methods. 




This dish is a great pasta substitute, relatively cheap and easy to make! Definitely recommend trying this out!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large jar of your favorite sauce
  • 1 can of roasted red peppers--chopped
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • couples leaves of fresh basil (leave it out if you don’t have it, just freshens up the sauce a bit)
  • 1 butternut squash
  • Parmesan (optional)
Turn oven on to 400ºF. 

 Saute and crumble sausage and onion till brown.  Add garlic and chopped roasted red pepper towards the end of cooking so that it doesn't burn.  I skinned the squash and cut off the bowl part so I was left with the length side of the squash. I placed the squash in the microwave for a couple minutes so that it is easier to cut. Then I cut it "hot dog" style into thin long slices.


Using a safe baking dish, put down enough sauce to lightly cover the bottom of the dish. (This keeps the squash from sticking to the pan.) Next add the squash, trying not to overlap the pieces, then spoon on the sausage mixture, followed by the sauce. Repeat until all your ingredients are used up.  



Lucini is my FAVORITE store bought pasta sauce. I especially love the spicy version!



Bake for 45 minutes. Let it set for a good half hour before cutting into it, as it will solidify.

http://www.health-bent.com/beef/paleo-butternut-squash-lasagna

3 comments:

  1. Okay! We have to have a cooking night! You and me at our house! I want to try this one and the kale chips! Love it! Love you!

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  2. I can't wait to make this! I have a butternut squash sitting around that I wasn't sure what to do with! Love ya cuzzie!

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I was born and raised on a dairy farm outside Canon  City, Colorado. Because of my upbringing and knowledge of diet, farming and  business, I advocate knowing, buying and consuming as close to the source as  possible. I fell in love with Crossfit as one of the few environments, particularly in athletics and competition, in which women are either just as strong as men or are at least on an even playing field.
I take pride in being a part of a community that reinforces "strong" and "fit" as the compliments. As an  independent and fitness minded consumer, I tend to shy away from restrictive diets. Paleo allows me the freedom to eat the foods I enjoy while remaining nutritionally superior to their processed equivalents. I love the way I feel when I fuel my body with whole Paleo meals and after a WOD. Euphoric is not an exaggeration. My goal is to bring others to understand what Paleo is, why it works and why they should try it. The false stigmas about Paleo are rampant and various, but my knowledge is based entirely on what I've learned through personal experience and research.