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Super Squashmeal: The Oatmeal Replacement

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

Hi friends!

I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis, and am starting my fourth week of doing a Whole 30 with THM principles (so fuel separation still in play for the most part). I've felt a lot better (fewer headaches and less grouchy tummy and way more steady blood sugars) since cutting dairy and grains out so I'll be continuing on that trend for a while.

I had been enjoying have shredded zucchini/courgette in my PPP oatmeal in the fall, and the other I had a brilliant brain child of an idea come to me at lunchtime when I usually ate my PPP. I could just do ALL zucchini/courgette and/or yellow squash and see if that satisfied my craving. IT TOTALLY DID! I've been working on the recipe a bit since then, but here is my current winner. This is a THM E meal (carb based), that has all the non-starchy veggies added in already. It's a one stop shop kind of meal. I hope you enjoy it!

Super Squashmeal: The Oatmeal Replacement


2 cups of grated zucchini/courgette and/or yellow squash

1/2 c nut milk (I've been using almond/coconut milk or just plain

1 small cooked sweet potato mashed (I cook several at a time in my instant pot and keep them in my fridge) or 1/2 of a medium sweet potato

1/3-1/2 a small apple cut cubed

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp MCT oil or 1/2 tsp coconut oil


In a pot on the stove mix all ingredients together and cook for about 12 minutes (until the apples are a little soft and everything is heated through). Serve in a bowl. Voilå--squashmeal!

It is oddly delicious and satisfying. For the diabetics who are following along this has about 30g of carbs in it. My blood sugar does really nicely with this when I have it at lunch or later; I hope yours will too! Be sure to add in enough protein to at least equal the amount of carbs you had. Flavored whey protein almond milk is my favorite way to do that with this meal.

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