Butter Themed

February 10, 2009

You probably saw the signs last night when I mentioned a can of butternut squash. Ever since seeing Tina put it in her oatmeal as a pumpkin alternative, I put it on my “to eat” list :mrgreen:

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I was actually a little nervous because the can was stinking up my kitchen as I whipped the banana oats, but it turned out great!!

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The Mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats, vanilla soy milk, water, 1/2 large banana, pinch salt, 1.5 tbsp raisins
  • ~1/3 cup pureed butternut squash (Trader Joe’s is the only place I’ve found it), stirred in at end
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tbsp pruney pumkpin butter
  • ~1/4 Cocoa Pistachio ProBar
  • Barney Butter, sprinkled around

It actually turned quite soupy after I stirred in the squash. Puzzling! Perhaps water content. It never quite gelled back up. But it tasted awesome! Almost like pumpkin oatmeal mixed with a little apple pie??

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Butterscotch Toffee.

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An orange on fire! My grandmother gave me a set of these cute candles –

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Celebrity Sighting

RhodeyGirl was spotted dining out in an “I Eat Real Food” shirt!!!



I started my day with 45 minutes of Detox Yoga. Then I straightened up the house. Now I’m going to take my Psych Test online. Then workout. Then lunch out. Then study all afternoon!

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1 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 10, 2009 at 9:00 am

Fabulous bowl of oats this morning!!

And hoooray for celeb sighting!

Be sure to stop by my blog today for my current contest!


2 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 10, 2009 at 9:00 am

Interesting sounding oats…definitely not a combo I would put together, but interesting!


3 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 10, 2009 at 9:01 am

Oooh, interesting. If it is reminiscent of apple pie, it must be good! Have a good day!


4 Betsy in Pgh February 10, 2009 at 9:05 am

Ah that candle is so cool!


5 joyful February 10, 2009 at 9:06 am

I absolutely love the way you set a beautiful place for yourself for every meal. We should all take the time to do that for ourselves!


6 SmA033 February 10, 2009 at 9:11 am

hey kath– story to tell you: i went to Trader Joes yesterday & was stocking up on some pumpkin butter when this lady behind me says “oh that’s really good but i have to find other ways to use it other than just putting it on toast”– I told her i was a little bit obsessed w/it & gave her your idea of maybe putting it on top of her oatmeal. It was like i saw a light pop up on top of her head when i said that!
p.s. i recently heard about Banana Butter! i’ve never seen it in any stores but i’ve searched a couple of recipes online that i’m gonna try. Thought you’d like to know! 😉


7 VeggieGirl February 10, 2009 at 9:12 am



8 Charlie Hills February 10, 2009 at 9:13 am

Hmmm… customized shirts, huh?



9 brandi February 10, 2009 at 9:15 am

Cute candle!


10 Andrea [bella eats] February 10, 2009 at 9:16 am

I’ve been wanting to try the butternut squash oats too…

Love the KERF shirt! I need to order one of those… :)


11 Kate February 10, 2009 at 9:18 am

that candle is SUPER cute! I have got to find these probars-pistachios are like my favorite food!


12 Meg February 10, 2009 at 9:22 am

Yeah for spotting RhodeyGirl!

I definitely have to try butternut in my oats now!


13 Fancy February 10, 2009 at 9:27 am

SmA033—BANANA BUTTER?!?!? Omg I have to look for that, I wonder where we can find it in stores???? Has anyone seen it?


14 AlliJag February 10, 2009 at 9:37 am

Love that orange candle – too cute! Yay Rhodeygirl!


15 Mel February 10, 2009 at 9:38 am

Awww, that a cute pic of Rhodeygirl!

I love that candle, it’s so cute!


16 Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) February 10, 2009 at 9:38 am

I like the Barney Butter sprinkles. :)


17 Becca A February 10, 2009 at 9:40 am

Butternut squash oats are great. I like leaving it in little chunks sometimes.


18 JENNA February 10, 2009 at 9:42 am

butternut squash in your oats?? how very interesting….could you taste it?? Was it similar to the pumpkin?

The orange candle is cute.


19 Sarah February 10, 2009 at 9:42 am

Really interesting idea for oatmeal. I’ll have to try it. Love that adorable candle!



20 Katelyn February 10, 2009 at 9:44 am

pumpkin and apple pies….yum!


21 zestycook February 10, 2009 at 9:44 am

Awesome post!! Great bowl of oats, cute candle and love the shirt.


22 Rose February 10, 2009 at 9:47 am

That orange candle is so cute!

I need to get myself one of your shirts – I love the motto.


23 Emily W. February 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

Looks and sounds delicious!


24 Sharon February 10, 2009 at 9:59 am

Love it!!!


25 Kim February 10, 2009 at 10:01 am

I mix Sweet Potato’s in my oatmeal every now and then, when there are leftovers. It is quite tasty, it makes the oatmeal even smoother it seems, and the taste resembles that of sweet potato pie.


26 Danielle February 10, 2009 at 10:08 am

What a great idea to mix in butternut squash, you and Tina are so creative with your oatmeal.


27 Kati February 10, 2009 at 10:16 am

ahh! I love that candle- so cute!!! I desperately wish we had Trader Joes in Texas :(


28 Diana February 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

I love the candle! So Cute! I’m so glad you entered my contest and added me to your blog roll! Thanks!


29 Sara February 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

I love that candle! It’s so cute.


30 Abby February 10, 2009 at 10:36 am

Hi Kath, I’m a regular reader, first time commenter but I couldn’t resist. I too tried the butternut squash and it always came out a little runny. Also it doesn’t hold a candle to TJ’s sweet potato puree as an oats mix in. I might even like it better than pumpkin. It is great mixed into yogurt too. Pick up a can next time your there, you won’t be disappointed!


31 Jess. February 10, 2009 at 10:40 am

I haven’t been able to find the canned butternut squash anywhere. Unfortunately we do not have a tj’s around here:( I’d really love to try it!


32 Missy (Missy Maintains) February 10, 2009 at 10:53 am

I need to try that butternut squash add in!!! Love the candle! So cute!


33 jen February 10, 2009 at 10:56 am

Hi Kath!
When do you finish school and begin working as a fulltime dietician/nutritionist?
Will be fun to read about your entry back in the workforce and how you fit in all your yoga/gym/biking!From the sounds of you you’ll have no problem juggling it all :)


34 Natalie February 10, 2009 at 11:07 am

Canned butternut squash sounds great! I’ll have to look for it in my store.


35 Hallie February 10, 2009 at 11:09 am

So the question now is, what did RhodeyGirl eat, since we know she eats real food? 😉


36 Bec February 10, 2009 at 11:21 am

Your oats look amazing as usually! Hope you have a fantastic day :)


37 Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 10, 2009 at 11:23 am

Enjoy your workout, lunch out, study out. I’m out.


38 rhodeygirl February 10, 2009 at 11:31 am

LOVE the candle!!!!!!!


39 JavaChick February 10, 2009 at 11:33 am

My Mom has always made squash pie instead of pumpkin pie because my parents grow butternut squash in the garden every year. She adds the same spices you’d add to pumpkin pie, tastes pretty much the same I think.


40 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) February 10, 2009 at 11:43 am

go rhodey girl!

and i love the butter theme, kath!
way to go!


41 HangryPants February 10, 2009 at 11:47 am

I love the orange candle!

Yeah Rhodey Girl. 😀


42 Kailey (SnackFace) February 10, 2009 at 11:56 am

Oh remniscent of apple pie? Sounds wonderful!

That candle is absolutely adorable, too! Are there other fruits as well?


43 Maggie February 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

The oats look great – and cute candle!


44 meg February 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm

you know, you made me obssesed with your nice coffee every morning, lara bars and honest food stuff. now i’m googling all around trying to find something simillar in my country, but here there’s just dull unhealthy food 😀
i love your candle, it looks like it smells wonderful.


45 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) February 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm

tastes like pumpkin oatmeal with a little apple pie? can’t go wrong there!

i totally thought that orange was real at first!


46 Biz February 10, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Love RhodeyGirl’s t-shirt. Buying one is one of my mini goals to buy once I get to 150.


47 K February 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

What an adorable candle!

RhodyGirl looks so cute sportin’ her KERF shirt!!


48 Oh She Glows February 10, 2009 at 12:55 pm

hahaha celebrity sighting!! That made me laugh out loud. So cute!



49 Jess February 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I’ll have to look for canned butternut. I’ve always viewed squash as kind of a pain to prepare unless it’s just roasted.


50 rhodeygirl February 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Ummmmm apparently I should be wearing a shirt that says…”I eat real food”, AND CHEMICALLY SUGAR FREE PUDDING! :(


51 theoddbod February 10, 2009 at 1:52 pm

beauty candle! such a gooey looking good breakfast


52 Laura February 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I cannot find canned squash in my grocery store! I will keep looking at other places. Should I look in the cooking/baking aisle where the pumpkin is or in the canned vegetables area??


53 Lindsay February 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Kath, love the candle! Any idea where she got it?


54 Amelia February 10, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Cute candle!

Hmm butternut oats. I’m not sure I’m that adventurous yet. Glad you liked it though!!!


55 Chelsea February 10, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Oh I need to find that canned butternut squash-YUM!


56 Susan February 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I saw organic canned butternut squash in the canned veggie food aisle while looking for canned artichokes in Harris Teeter this weekend. It was too pricey though for just a regular can size. (Maybe in the $3 dollar range??) I was also wondering what in the world I would do with it, ha! Guess I know now :)


57 Arianna February 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Rhodeygirl, is that meeting street cafe???


58 Kath February 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm

SmA033 ,
Cool! I can’t wait to open my next jar.

Abby ,
I always talk myself out of sweet potato because they are so easy to make from scratch, but I should try the canned in oats for the convenience factor because I doubt I’ll want to cook a SP first thing in the AM!

jen ,
I’ll be done with my RD July 2010 and done with my masters in the year after. I don’t plan on “entering the workforce” though, as one of the main reasons I pursued nutrition as a career was because of the flexibility it allows for part time and creative work. I went crazy working 9-5 and don’t ever plan to do that again. I hope to open a business and work part time in the mean time combined with freelance projects and blogging, of course. But I lost 30 pounds working 40+ hours a week, so I’m sure I would figure it out!

Lindsay ,
No idea.



59 SalemHouse February 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm

In a community ed class this fall, a local chef told us that canned pumpkin is usually made from butternut squash (and googling seems to confirm this). In class, we made a “pumpkin” pie from a freshly baked butternut squash, and it tasted the same.

Your butternut squash puree may be processed differently than the canned pumpkin, but it’s probably started life as a very similar vegetable.


60 Shelby February 10, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Mmm, I love butternut squash oats! I find them more filling that regular pumpkin!


61 Swati February 11, 2009 at 2:13 am

great recipe and its good to see too many active people blogging for healthy food….
Kudos to all you.


62 Sara February 11, 2009 at 9:07 am

I love butternut squash, I actually think it’s sweeter than pumpkin!


63 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 11, 2009 at 9:48 am

I definitely thought there really was an orange on fire in the first pic with the candle. Good thing you explained that, haha!


64 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 7, 2010 at 10:56 pm

I love love the orange candle! Do you know where it is from?


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