Squash Monsters for Dinner

When my youngest was much littler than she is now, we used to play a game in the produce aisles throughout the fall.   Every week she would select one new squash, because there are so many unique and colorful options to try that caught her eye.  It was FANTASTIC; it encouraged taste testing and trying new foods and even better, she came up with the idea all on her own!  So, out of the mix & quite desperate because she wasn’t loving her selections, I created Squash Monsters in an effort to find a way to keep her going.  It was like ‘eye candy’ with veggies & it worked!  It’s a little time consuming, so we don’t make them every night, but they’re a fun tradition once a season…

How do you serve up Squash Monsters for dinner?

1.  Make my recipe for Zucchini and Garlic – click here!

2.  Make my Curried Spaghetti Squash – click here!

3.  Using a small small scoop add the Curried Spaghetti Squash to the top of the Zucchini Garlic Rounds.

4.  Add two peppercorns for eyes.

5.  Use a spatula to serve.

6.  DON’T EAT THE PEPPERCORNS πŸ™‚  Just saying…they are for fun only!

Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post.  My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.

 

71 Comments on “Squash Monsters for Dinner”

  1. What a creative way to serve squash! My kids have always liked to pick out new fruits and veggies to try as well. I will have to try these.

    1. I did go over & connect with you – THANK YOU so much for the feature! Hope you had and have an awesome week! πŸ™‚ Jodie

    1. My rule of thumb with picky eaters – PLAY with the FOOD! Even if they don’t like it, they’ll never forget & eventually you find things they’ll like!

      Have a great evening ~ Jodie

  2. omg! that is so freakin cute and looks amazing! i don’t have kids yet but i think i’ll make it to eat for myself!!! New follower here stopping by from the Mommy-Brain Mixer, blog hop!

    1. I AGREE! I think these recipes aren’t just for kids…we all need to have fun with our food! Have a great evening & enjoy!!!

      Jodie

  3. These are too cute! We will definitely need to give these a try as we have a ton of new squashes coming in at Whole Foods now.

  4. These look great and what a fun idea to make them for your kids. I bet they would eat them up never knowing they were eating something healthy! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

    1. THANK YOU – they were a big hit when I pulled them out of the oven & over to the table to serve!

      ~ Jodie

  5. Thanks for the recipes. I love squash, but my kids… not so much. When my oldest was little, we told him they are called squash because they make that sound when you eat them. That worked for a while, but once the novelty of listening to himself chew, he stopped liking them. I will need to make these!

    1. I love the squash story!!! Thank you so much for sharing – I love hearing these stories!!! It’s amazing what works & then doesn’t!!! Just found another squash recipe that works here after experimenting…will be sharing in November. Stay posted…
      Have a great evening ~ Jodie

    1. I’m sorry I missed the link up! I am just catching up on comments at the site tonight!!! Let me know when the next one comes around – would LOVE to participate!
      Thank you so much for stopping by…Have a great week! ~ Jodie

    2. Never mind – it was still open so I just linked up a recipe – thank you for letting me know about it πŸ™‚

  6. Lol they are so cute. I really must try to make food more appealing to my kids, this looks like a good way to start and lots of fun!

    1. I’m so glad you like them…I know one thing for certain, my kids (hopefully) won’t forget all of it – LOL!

      Jodie

  7. Adorable and I love squash, my kids are gone,but gosh these would be fun for hubs and I. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

    1. THANK YOU! I hope your hubs is pleasantly surprised when you pull them out of the oven – enjoy! ~ Jodie

    1. Let me know if it works out! I think for so many people squash is a texture thing…it’s not my kids favorite thing in the whole world, but playing makes it tolerable…I have another one coming out next month – stay tuned!
      ~ Jodie

    1. THANK YOU – just grabbed the featured button & added it to the post! So excited…
      Have a GREAT rest of the week ~ Jodie

    1. HI THERE! They were a big hit the first time I pulled them out of the oven…Have a great week…

  8. I seriously LOVE this! So simple and so cute! What a great way to get little ones to eat their veggies! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing this on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes last week! You are featured favorite this week! Can’t wait to see what you have for us this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie πŸ™‚
    cheeriosandlattes.com

    1. HI there – just tuning in, it’s been a crazy weekend!!! I’m so excited to hear I was featured – can’t wait to pop over & see! Have a GREAT week ahead ~ Jodie

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  10. What a good mom to come up with such a clever and cute idea to make veggies appealing! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

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