Finally! Exactly 1 week later and I am through with squash..for now. I actually really enjoyed it. Besides the meals I’ve listed I have had squash in nearly every dish. As far as non dinner meals went, it certainly worked the best in oatmeal.
I feel like I’ve been eating a lot of wheat products lately so I was kind of feeling a light, refreshing dinner. I had a very little bit of romaine left, and I had been craving more turnips in my life. I also have these oranges that I bought that unfortunately are going moldy, so I wanted to use one of those, too. I realized I also needed some protein, so that’s where the tuna came in. Therefore, I came up with the following salad:
It contains the following:
-organic romaine lettuce
-1 organic navel orange (cut in 8ths)
-one can of tuna
– ~1/4 cup organic turnip, julienned
– ~1/3 cup organic butternut squash
– balsamic vinegar
I was a little bit skeptical of putting tuna with this salad, but it actually worked. I think the citrus really helped balance the flavors, along with the acidity of the vinegar. The turnip has mellowed a little bit, so it didn’t overpower any flavors.
Total Cost: $1.48
I’m honestly a little bit surprised that this salad is almost as much as my bread. However, this is all fresh produce, and if you think about how much you would pay for a similar salad, I think I came out on top 🙂