Hello there, sweet ones!

First things first – the winner of my 500th post giveaway is:

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girl [needs to] meet health.

Making the shift from Girl Meets Health to Girl Meets Life was a decision that I’ve never regretted. It left me feeling a greater self of freedom, creativity, and made blogging much more enjoyable.


There is one and one thing only that I miss about GMH: it gave me a sense of accountability, which made my vegetable intake hit an all time high. Ever since I stopped posting the majority of my eats, though, I barely eat any vegetables at all. I’m talking…having two servings of vegetables would constitute a good day for me :?

And that needs to change.

You see, even though health isn’t a major passion of mine, it is definitely still one of my top priorities. When it comes to my diet, I lean more in the direction of adding as many nutrient-rich foods as I possibly can (rather than restricting or cutting anything out). And, as much as I would like to fool myself, opting for an apple fritter instead of a scone doesn’t exactly count.

I thought about creating a challenge for myself, but I’m not really into that sort of thing. Instead, I’m just going to…well…try harder to eat more vegetables! That shouldn’t be too difficult because I really DO like vegetables (preferably when they’re cooked and/or covered in some type of dressing). I guess it’s just more of a “I’m too lazy to prep and cook vegetables” sort of thing.

Since I despise wasting food, the best way to get myself to eat more vegetables is to simply buy them. So, I raided the produce store today and got a whole slew of vegetables, including Kabocha squash. I’ve seen Kabocha all over the blog world, but this was my first time trying it.


I’ve seen prettier vegetables, that’s for sure. I must admit that there was some intimidation going on…primarily because knives and I aren’t the best of friends. But I didn’t let that stop me. I found a reliable tutorial, rolled up my sleeves, and got to work.


Per HEAB’s method, I roasted the Kabocha for 40 minutes on 425 degrees. It turned out perfectly soft and somewhat caramelized.


The taste, though? Not a huge fan. It was a tad too pumpkin-y for my liking, and the skin was way too tough. I think I’ll stick to butternut squash in the future.

The squash certainly didn’t go to waste, though. I added some to the veggie bowl that I made for dinner, which included roasted brussels sprouts, carrots, and spinach. I topped everything with coconut butter and hummus.

vegetable bowl

I rounded the meal out with a peanut butter-filled tortilla (for a very Gabriela-esque meal, wouldn’t you say?).

Moral of the story: I need to meet health again…in the veggie department, at least. Oh, and I don’t really like Kabocha. NBD.

How many servings of veggies do you average per day? Any tips/recipes I should try?

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