Kicking off Elf for Health!

Kicking off Elf for Health!

I am so excited that today is the kick off for Elf for Health! Haven't heard of Elf for Health yet? Well let me give you a quick recap. Created by Elle from Nutritionella and Lindsey from The Lean Green Bean, it is a six week challenge starting today and going through the first week in January. There are daily tasks, prizes, weekly newsletters and even a Facebook support page. If you want more info, visit the Elf for Health page on The Lean Green Bean website.

Our first challenge today is meatless Monday! For lunch I made roasted maple delicata squash rings and they were DELICIOUS! First time I've had delicata squash and it definitely won't be the last. Tonight for dinner I'm making an eggplant mozzarella melt. Wish me luck that my boys will eat it!

Here's my roasted delicata squash recipe. Enjoy!

1 large delicata squash, cut in 1 inch rings, seeds removed

1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp cinnamon 
1 tsp ground cardamom 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the maple syrup and oil together and whisk in the cinnamon and cardamom.

Toss the rings with the maple syrup mixture and lay flat on a greased sheet pan. Season them with salt and pepper.

Roast the squash for 40 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.

Remove from the oven and serve!

Bon Appetit!


  1. Yay! I saw you signed up for my giveaway so wanted to come "meet you" and say hi - and then, I stumbled upon the very recipe I needed as I got some acorn squash this weekend but wasn't sure what to do with it. Thanks for stopping by and for providing me with just the right recipe!!

  2. Hi Bet! It's so nice to meet you! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am so happy that you found a recipe here that you can use. And thanks also for that great giveaway! I'm excited that I found your blog and look forward to reading more!