Roasted Delicata Squash

I ate lunch the other day at Whole Foods.  If I’m feeling especially lazy but want to eat some prepared, yummy veggies, that’s where I’ll go.  I was thrilled when I found some squash!  I’d never seen this squash before and I absolutely fell in love!  I thought about it the next day and had to get some more! To my dismay, they hadn’t made any. I decided to ask the gentleman in the produce department if he knew what it was.  I described to him what it was like.  I said, visually, a cross between a zucchini, yellow neck and english cucumber but inside, almost like spaghetti squash, just not so noodley.  In my head I sounded like a complete idiot but luckily for me, he knew exactly what I was talking about.  The unfortunate part of the story is that the kitchen had cooked the only case they had. I was super bummed! I REALLY wanted more.

delicata squash


I still had some errands to run and Trader Joes was on my list.  What to my surprise?!?  An entire two boxes of Delicata Squash.  YAY!!!  I was thrilled! I’m sure others could tell because I was loading my cart up hastily.  The glorious part about Delicata Squash is it lasts for up to 6 weeks.  This isn’t as long as other winter squash but 6 weeks is a decent shelf life.  It is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as small amounts of vitamins C and B, Magnesium and Manganese. BONUS!


April Thompson is 37 years old and lives in Houston, Texas. She and her husband have four children. She loves trying new things, including sports, foods, and crafts. She is a homemaker, blogger, hair and makeup artist, and personal trainer and currently serves in the Young Women’s auxiliary. She loves teaching the youth about the Word of Wisdom, health and fitness.

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