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    I made this fabulous butternut squash soup and have been eating it all week with my lunch. It is simply pureed butternut squash, onion sauteed in butter and homemade chicken stock. Delish! So good that I am starting to wonder if it is primal or not. I know suash is a veggie but is it one of those "consume sparingly" varieties? I am hoping for good news about this one......

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    you're good. squash is a little higher in carbs, but not enough to worry about even if you're trying to keep them low...but it's definitely primal. that soup sounds good.
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    • #3
      Squash is on the PB shopping list, and not even on the "in Moderation" side. It has 13g carbs per cup, and a glycemic load of 5 (the lower the better), where a sweet potato has a 17 and 34g carbs for the same amount.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ChefGrok View Post
        Squash is on the PB shopping list, and not even on the "in Moderation" side. It has 13g carbs per cup, and a glycemic load of 5 (the lower the better), where a sweet potato has a 17 and 34g carbs for the same amount.
        THIS!
        I almost always choose butternut over sweet potato, except once in a while.
        When I eat roasted butternut chunks topped with meaty marinara I swear it's so rich and delicious I feel like I'm sinning! That's what I call a WIN!
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        • #5
          I'll need to try roasted butternut squash w/meaty marinara!

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          • #6
            Mmmmmm...squash. Love it, eat it a few times a week. Totally primal.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bellavida View Post
              I'll need to try roasted butternut squash w/meaty marinara!
              That marinara generally includes hot Italian sausage! Spicy NOM!
              It's SO much better than bland azz noodles.
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              • #8
                It totally depends on if you have any problem with carbs. I actually accidentally kick-started a painfully long and harmful binge eating episode of many days, after months of eating cleanly & primally, with a butternut squash souffle with nothing but squash, butter, eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg. At the height of my binge eating disorder, anything remotely carb-y - whether winter squash, coconut milk, or almonds - could set off abusive cravings that would last for days.

                But with a healthy gut, no addictive problems in recent history, balanced hormones, and leptin sensitivity, there is no reason this shouldn't be consumed in moderation, in season. I love that I can pick/buy them in the early fall and they're still good just sitting at room temp in my pantry in January, ready to eat.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                  THIS!
                  I almost always choose butternut over sweet potato, except once in a while.
                  When I eat roasted butternut chunks topped with meaty marinara I swear it's so rich and delicious I feel like I'm sinning! That's what I call a WIN!
                  sounds really delicious! care to share your method for roasting?

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                  • #10
                    For those who eat dairy, this is a big hit in our house: Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup | The Carnivore and the Vegetarian I leave out the brown sugar and use heavy cream. Very yummy and freezes well.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kennelmom View Post
                      For those who eat dairy, this is a big hit in our house: Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup | The Carnivore and the Vegetarian I leave out the brown sugar and use heavy cream. Very yummy and freezes well.
                      that sounds amazing. i'm making that this weekend.
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                      • #12
                        I sometimes fry butternut squash slices in butter. Very tasty. And they're nice added cold to salads.
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                        • #13
                          I am hoping to replace pasta with a bn or spaghetti squash for my kid in her macaroni and cheese. She really liked spaghetti squashes we had this year in the garden. But I never thought about subbing them in mac-and-cheese she still asks for once in a while.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                            THIS!
                            I almost always choose butternut over sweet potato, except once in a while.
                            When I eat roasted butternut chunks topped with meaty marinara I swear it's so rich and delicious I feel like I'm sinning! That's what I call a WIN!
                            THIS.

                            I had made a meaty marinara for 'spaghetti' (which was said sauce over spaghetti squash - SO GOOD!), and when I ran out of said spaghetti squash, I poured the marinara sauce over some roasted butternut squash. I liked it even more than the spaghetti squash! IT'S SO FULL OF WIN!

                            Wow, how many times can you say 'squash' in a couple of sentences...LOL!
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