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Monday, October 15, 2012

Roasted Coconut Butternut Squash with Apples.

Happy Monday!!

I have a yummy fall recipe for you!


First off, my day started off at GPP after sleeping in a little this morning. It is still dark at 6am and when my alarm goes off I feel like its more like 5 am..I was planning on going for a little run this morning but I am not a fan of running in the dark by myself so I hit snooze and went back to bed.  I went to GPP for “Hit the Deck” a little later.

I have always been a fan of this workout and it is a awesome workout when your traveling!

I got a quick run in afterwards, like 2.41 miles quick.

My friend, Ashlan ran NWM in San Diego yesterday and was teaching pump at skills tonight and I offered to help her out with a few tracks. Squats and lunging are everyone’s favorite movements post 26.2 right? It was an awesome class!

Then I ran another 1.5 miles on the TM.

Our kitchen has been quite the project. Next time you think about doing flooring, plan on about a month of work, lots of caffeine, headaches and new plumbing.. more on that later.

Roasted Coconut Butternut squash- with Apples

Fall is all about the squashes. The aroma they give while baking just gives me the feely goods.

Comforting, warm and HEALTHY!

Add some apples to the mix and you have a match made in heaven.


  • 1 butternut squash or the lovely pre-cut squash from Costco.
  • 2 med. Apples
  • 1/3 C. Coconut Oil.
  • Cinnamon- to taste.


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

Cut squash and apples into cubes.


Spread butternut squash and apples on baking sheet


Melt coconut oil and pour over squash and apples and mix until most pieces are coated with oil.


Sprinkle cinnamon of the top


Bake for 15 minutes, Stir around and bake for an additional 10 minutes.


Done and Done!

So simple and makes a great side to any meal!!

Even if you have to eat it out of tupperware..


Yep, my house is still in rambles…


No kitchen table, no floor, and little counter space..

But the twins have been loving having picnics!


Mom, not so much.. but hey, they are happy so that is all that matters!

Big shout out to my sister. Yesterday was her birthday! We celebrated with a little cake and ice cream.


Wow, my phone takes amazing pictures.. eek.

She is now 24. what a young'un. –thanks heather for being you. Love you to pieces!!!!

Heather actually shares a birthday with my mom who passed away. She probably wouldn’t want me to share her age.. because once you hit 30 you don’t reeeeally get older right? (That’s what she always said…)Winking smileHappy Birthday Mom and Heath. xoxo

Question of the Day:

What is your favorite Squash?


  1. You looked so tired when you came into GPP today. Did you just roll out of bed? haha.

    It is always damn good to see you.

    1. Ha! Whatever. You and your dang cards with a 28 burpee streak..

  2. Happy birthday to your sister! And would you believe I still haven't used coconut oil? I need to get on the train!

  3. The twins are adorable! We have some butternut squash that needs to be eaten and I was thinking of making it tonight with a drip of maple syrup + unsweetened shredded coconut, glad to hear coconut + butternut squash taste good together!

  4. I am making this today! Thanks Candice!