Baby Got Back

โ€œI like butternut butts and I cannot lieโ€ฆ


You other bloggies canโ€™t deny

When a squash walks in with a little bitty waist and a round thang in yo face

squash (3)

I make FRIESโ€ ๐Ÿ™‚


You should have seen the dance that went along with that one ๐Ÿ˜‰
Howโ€™s your day going?? I loved, loved, LOVED reading your comments to this morningโ€™s post. Thank you so much to those of you who contributed to the convo and hi (!) to all of the new friends who stopped by.

My day off was pretty glorious.

I napped on the couch for two hours with the puppers (Scamp slept on top of my head), went to the library, got the car washed, groceries, chilled.

I also ate the above fries salad-style:
squash (2)

along with a Daiya cheese crisp (on brown rice tortilla)

cheese crisp

and one of yesterdayโ€™s vegan cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

I also cut open a pomegranate that my auntie bought so we could make cocktails snack on it:


It definitely made me reminiscent of last yearโ€™s POM adventures! Dare I say Iโ€™m even MORE excited about poms than pumpkin?? ๐Ÿ™‚


Dinner is also ready and waiting for the fam to come home and for me to munch after Dance Trance.


Guess the recipe??? Iโ€™ve made it a few times before ๐Ÿ™‚

See ya in the morning with a giveaway!



<3 Thank you so much to Natureโ€™s Pride for choosing me to be an ambassador at the Foodbuzz Festival. Iโ€™m so honored, and so excited ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    The beginning of this post made my night. Ha! I definitely giggled. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) on October 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    you are AWESOME with the butternut butt song…i think we need a video of the dance! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Amber B on October 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Butternut squash fries are my new favorite, they put up a good competition against sweet potato fries!! I usually slice them thinner like fries, but I think I’ll try them thicker like wedges next time b/c they are a little soft the way I normally do them. I’ve also been using the broiler for about 3 min after they’re mostly done trying to crisp them, but its just not working.

    BTW: I’ve been following your Summer Shape Up 2009, loving it!! But looking ahead, there’s no link for Week 9, nor instructions to repeat a prior week. What is the plan for that week? I’m starting week 5. I feel like I have my own personal trainer b/c you developed this and I pretend that I have Jillian Michaels and Jackie Warner in the room with me when I’m working out!! haha

    Keep up the great work and food posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amber B on October 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm

      PS: I would subscribe to follow you, but as you know the link is broken. I don’t even know what “subscribing” does, I’ve never followed a blog until yours! But I feel like subscribing is something I’m supposed to do…?

  4. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on October 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    1. I love that song and b-nut squash fries. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. CONGRATS on winning the Nature’s Pride Sponsorship. It’s such a fun experience!! I can’t wait to try your shrooms.

  5. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Please post a video of the dance ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats on the sponsorship!

  6. Jordana on October 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I think you made the quinoa casserole thingy from Eat Drink and Be Vegan.
    What do I win??? LOL

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      you win!
      hahah wish i had a prize for you!

  7. Beverly on October 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    What do you use to slice a butternut squash so perfectly for fries?!?! Those things are so hard to cut, mine looks butchered (in a bad way) by the time I’m done!

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2010 at 7:26 am

      pampered chef crinkle cutter ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Katheryn on October 11, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Congratulations on the Nature’s Pride Sponsorship!

  9. fittingbackin on October 11, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    You are HILARIOUS with those poms!! LOL

  10. Krystina on October 11, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Congrats on the sponsorship chicka!

  11. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on October 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    hahaha!! The beginning of this post made me laugh with the song ๐Ÿ˜› Those fries look awesome!! I love all veggies in fry form ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) on October 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    So excited to see you at the Foodbuzz Fest.

    The butternut squash fries sound amazing. I love how they are cut! Too cute.

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      excited to see you too!

  13. hippierunner on October 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Congrats on being an ambassador! Loved the butternut song- so funny. I wonder what dinner is!! Looks like it smells really good.

  14. Chelsea at Striking Balance on October 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I think thats the Confeffti casserole thing from eat drink and be vegan? I’ve made it before, and it looked similar to that picture, so I’m throwing that guess out there ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats on Foodbuzz Fest!!

  15. VeggieGirl on October 11, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Never did I think that Sir Mix-A-Lot’s hit song would be remixed with a butternut squash – I LOVE IT ๐Ÿ˜€

    Major congratulations on your ambassador status!!!

  16. Amber L on October 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    LOL I am cracking up at your song. Not too mention, the fries look super yummy. Congrats on being an ambassador!!! That is awesome!!!

  17. Kristina @ spabettie on October 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    now I have that song in my head !! ๐Ÿ˜€ you are too funny.

    CONGRATS on the FB Fest !!

  18. Lisa on October 11, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Love butternut squash! =)

    Gina, I just tried out your pancakes for dinner (the ones from your last post). OMG!! They are so good. They actually taste like pancakes! Usually, with protein powders they’re gross, but these were so good! THanks so much! =)

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm

      i’m so glad you liked them! they’re my fave ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Jaclyn on October 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Best replica of that song, ever.
    Make me some butt fries?! ๐Ÿ˜›

  20. Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana on October 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Congrats on the Foodbuzz! very cool ๐Ÿ™‚

    Whatever you’re makin’ looks scrumptious =)

  21. Brittany @ Bee Louise's Bites on October 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    baha got to love squash booty

  22. Exercise and Eat on October 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Congrats on Foodbuzz and your songwriting skills!

  23. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on October 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Baby got back is one of my favorite songs ever. LOL And congrats on the food buzz sponsorship. So awesome!

  24. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 11, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    CONGRATS on the Natures Pride thing!!
    Loved the beginning of this post, seriously snorted while reading it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Amie on October 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Love the song! It has inspired me to try making some of my own ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Rachael on October 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Best opening to a post. Ever. I’ll never look at butternut squash the same way!

  27. Beth on October 11, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    How do you make your butternut squash fries?? They look delicous, and I have a squash from my CSA screaming to be used! -Beth

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      cook on a cookie sheet with evoo, sea salt, pepper at 375 for 30-45 min ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Michele on October 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Hi “neighbor.” I’m about an hour east of you in Melbourne. Is your hubby stationed out of Patrick by any chance? Would love to meet up with you if you ever get over to this area!

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      nope, he’s not stationed in patrick! let me know if you’re ever in orlando

  29. Michele on October 11, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Will do! I would love to try Dance Trance but not sure I could do that drive on a work night!

  30. Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat on October 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Love the song ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Candice on October 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Hahahaha! I loved your little song.. i had to sing it to my husband to.. Congrats on the sponsorship! you totally deserve it!

  32. Molly on October 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    This song made my evening ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I could master the art of butternut fries, any tips on cutting that beast?

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2010 at 7:27 am

      i use a pampered chef crinkle cutter- makes it super easy

  33. Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover on October 11, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Hahahaha – loved this post!
    I love this song… and I’m obviously obsessed about squashes ๐Ÿ˜€

  34. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on October 11, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    That song is such a classic. hehehe! Love it!!

  35. Jess on October 11, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    cute post!

  36. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on October 12, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Loved the song! I could hear the music in my head while I read! This month I am doing a veggie challenge on my blog and I think squash fries will be on my list for next week! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  37. TheHerBehindItAll on October 12, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Congratulations on the being an ambassador at the FoodBuzz Festival! You definitely deserve it Gina (:

  38. Moni'sMeals on October 12, 2010 at 12:34 am

    love butternit fries! I like how you cut yours.
    Congrats on your Success!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Lana Wilson on October 12, 2010 at 1:20 am

    I can just picture you dancing and singing, lol! Love it!

  40. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 12, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Congrats on being an Ambassador! That sounds like a big title, way to go!!!

    The Poms vs. Pumpkins? I’d pick Poms anyday too!

    Your fries look like a work of art…holy hand strength b/c raw sweet taters are like cutting thru concrete for me!

    Have a great nite ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Little Bookworm on October 12, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Congratulations on being an ambassador! ๐Ÿ˜€

  42. Haleigh on October 12, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I haven’t actually tried butternut squash fries! Shame on me… I know. I love homemade sweet potato fries so technically, I know that I should try them with butternut squash. I guess it doesn’t help that the look of them freaks me out, haha.. Congratulations on becoming an ambassador! That is so exciting!!

  43. Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun on October 12, 2010 at 7:21 am

    LOL! Your posts never cease to make me laugh. Just what I need first thing in the morning…

  44. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 12, 2010 at 8:58 am

    The beginning of this post totally made me LOL. It reminded me of a high school chemistry assignment where my friend and I changed around that song to make it into a rap about chlorine haha. ๐Ÿ˜›

  45. Kate on October 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Ahhhh the beginning of this post is so cute! hahaha Love it!

  46. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on October 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Congrats on the Foodbuzz Ambassador announcement Gina! PS. love the photo of you with the POMs ๐Ÿ™‚

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