I’m still posting all my eats…not sure for how long. Maybe through tomorrow? Anyway, lunch was 100% veggiefied.
My morning smoothie filled my belly, but by noon, I was pretty hungry. I started out with a bowl of steamed Brussels sprouts topped with Trader Joe’s Horseradish Hummus.
Then CD and I both went to town on some kabocha fries…OK, so I did most of the going to town, but CD helped a little.
After eating pureed kabocha for a few months now, I’d forgotten how yummy plain roasted kabocha is. All I do is cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, place the squash halves face down, and slice into thin strips. I then roast them on parchment lined baking sheets in a 425º oven for 40 minutes. They come out kind of dry, and I love them. Gosh, I think I put away at least 1/2 of a large squash, and then had a few sips of the following…
I do not have the calorie counts for my lunch. Every nutritional calculator I’ve seen has kabocha listed as 30 to 50 calories a cup. THERE.IS.NO.WAY, meaning I think these numbers are too low. Kabocha is so sweet, much sweeter than pumpkin, and it’s gotta be higher in calories. So, I just eat it and try not to worry about the numbers. However, one of my readers goes by about 15 calories per ounce which sounds much more reasonable to me. So, that means at lunch, I ate about 2,000 calories worth of squash. Well, not really, but I probably could! Mmmm…I love it.
While I cleaned up the kitchen, I tortured my pup with the kabocha sticker…
Hehe, sorry Radley! Did you guys have sticker collections when you were younger? I had notebooks full of them. Kind of a weird thing to collect, no?