Published on February 14th, 2015 | by Grinds4Gamers


Butternut Squash Boats

Feeding your body the right fuels day in and day out can get rough. You can easily find yourself eating the same things over and over. Sometimes you need to add some creativity into your food regime to keep yourself interested. It’s kind of like your sex life. When all else fails, get naked and jump outside of the box. Or in this case, the boat.

Let’s make some butternut squash boats.


Butternut Squash
Ground Turkey or Beef (Lean)
1 can of Water Chestnuts
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Zucchini
2 Garlic Cloves
1 bushel of Green Onions
Coconut Oil for pan lube


Cut the butternut squashes in half and de-seed. Place in a Pyrex dish skin-side down. Cover with foil and place in the oven at 400F until soft. While the squash cooks, chop the zucchini, chestnuts, red bell pepper and garlic cloves into small pieces. Cook the veggies in a pan with some coconut oil. Season with sea salt and pepper. Set the cooked veggies aside. Using the same pan, cook the ground meat and season with sea salt and pepper. When the meat is almost done, mix in the cooked veggies.

When the butternut squash is soft, use a spoon to hollow out a section of each half for the meat/veggie mixture. Be careful, butternut squash just out of the oven is like a hot lava rock. Once you have the boats hollowed out, add the meat/veggie mixture to each boat. Garnish with a splash of olive oil (to add some fats) and chopped green onions. Serve!

NOTE: I use the removed portions of the butternut squash as a side dish. Mix it with some almond butter and cinnamon for a sweet treat.

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Kash is the creator of Grinds 4 Gamers and the Founder of MOG Nation Gaming & a Co-Host on the Wildcast Podcast. I'm a busy & humble public servant, daddy, hubby, game geek, Crossfit Coach and self-proclaimed Paleo chef. Need help with min-maxing your life? Hit me up at kash@grinds4gamers.com.

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