Butternut Squash & Cranberry Quinoa Salad

A quick shout out to Kelli who introduced us to this recipe. Dan didn’t really care for it, but Kyla really enjoyed it cold & for breakfast.


  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • half of a sweet onion, thinly diced
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 3-4 handfuls spinach, fresh, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Drizzle of honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray
  3. Peel and chop squash into bite size pieces
  4. Place squash onto baking sheet and spray again with cooking spray, season with cayenne pepper, cinnamon, salt, and pepper and give it a mix
  5. Roast for 20 minutes or until squash is tender, flipping half way through
  6. Meanwhile, in a pot – add the vegetable broth, water and quinoa
  7. Bring to a boil then simmer and cover for approximately 13-15 minutes or until the broth/water mixture is evaporated – fluff with a fork
  8. In a skillet add olive oil and onion on medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until onion is translucent
  9. Add squash to the skillet and the spinach to cook until spinach is wilted
  10. Add quinoa to the skillet, mix around and then stir in cranberries at the very end
  11. When you plate it drizzle some honey on top (optional)
  12. Guten Appetit!

Quinioa Recipe |PlannedBite


Quinioa Recipe |PlannedBite


Quinioa Recipe |PlannedBite

This culinary inspiration came from Peanut Butter & Peppers

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This blog is brought to you by Dan & Kyla. Both of us are dedicated to eating as healthy as possible, working out, being active, and challenging ourselves to experience everything life has to offer. Our Sunday 'prep day' has helped us grow closer as a couple and has allowed us to enjoy our seldom 'cheat days' to the fullest. Friends and family have always had questions about our weekly rituals and recipes so we thought we would share how we go week to week, finding recipes, cooking our meals, and managing our busy lifestyle with a health conscience view. This is the first blog we have created together and will hopefully get progressively better with our posts and feedback. Please feel free to post any comments or questions about a recipe, or ideas on how to make the recipe or website better. Most of all we hope you enjoy what we have to share. Guten Appetit!

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