Butternut Squash and Parma Ham Squeak From The Body Bible

Monday, 9 January 2017

Butternut Squash and Parma Ham Squeak From The Body Bible

This butternut squash and parma ham squeak is the first recipe I have tried from The Body Bible from Clean Eating Alice. I saw the book on offer in Sainsbury's and liked the idea that the recipes are simple and easy to prepare. One of the hardest things I find about healthy eating is the preparation time, so simple recipes are key for me.

I will write a full review of the book once I have tried some more of the recipes but after trying this for lunch, I am keen to try some more.

The key to the book is firstly it is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change. Secondly, use coconut oil to cook with. And finally, that you should enjoy what you eat. I am all for that! There are also some exercises at the end of the book which are recommended you do alongside the recipes. This isn't for me, but I am pretty sure that following it alongside the recipes would give you some great results.

I made a couple of tiny tweaks to the recipe to fit the ingredients I had. To be honest I would have used frozen butternut squash if it had been in stock as I find preparing them extremely time consuming. I also couldn't work out from the recipe whether the parma ham was meant to be in the squeak or not. (I think that for photographic purposes it wasn't as it looked prettier but the recipe suggested it was.) I therefore went with my instinct and put it in. I also made the odd tweak to fit the ingredients I had. As it has quite a delicate flavour, I think it would also work well on top of the squeak, uncooked, rather than in it. Here is the recipe I made which I made above.

Butternut Squash and Parma Ham Squeak Adapted From The Body Bible


  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 a small red chilli
  • 3 slices of Parma ham
  • 2 eggs
  • Coconut oil
  1. Peel and chop a butternut squash into cubes. Place in a microwave steamer for 15 mins with a tablespoon of water.
  2. Chop a small red onion and half a red chilli. Fry these along with the parma ham in a small amount of coconut oil.
  3. Mash the butternut squash and add in the onions, chilli and ham.
  4. Fry this mixture in a small amount of coconut oil.
  5. Top with 2 fried eggs. (There are two in this, but one broke and is underneath!)

This recipe is listed as a breakfast, brunch or lunch idea. Personally I only think I could manage a meal like this for breakfast at the weekend and it is more of a lunch idea for me. I am really excited to try some more of the clean eating ideas. If you are interested in buying the book, it is currently £7.49 in Sainsbury's and can also be found on Amazon. Have you tried clean eating recipes? Are there any other books you would recommend?

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