Roasted Pumpkin & Acorn Squash Salad with Mixed Greens, Goat Cheese, & Toasted Pepitas

squash saladFall is definitely here! My favorite time of year, especially living in a resort beach town, time slows a bit, the weather cools down, schedules begin to free up, the beaches are perfect, and cooking with the windows open takes away a little of the guilt of staying inside. Cooler temperatures makes for heartier and more filling foods. This is a spin-off Giada’s Italian recipe but a little tweak here and there and I’ve made it more of my own. Hope you love it as much as my family did!


  • 1 small baking pumpkin
  • 2 small Acorn Squash
  • 2 Tbs Olive oil
  • 2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 C Arugula and Spinach Mix
  • 1/4 C Cypress Grove Goat Cheese (or a gourmet goat cheese that crumbles well)
  • 1/8 C pepitas or pumpkin seeds
  • 1/8 C dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp “Herbs de Provence” herbs
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch fresh ground pepper


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees. Cut, peel, and seed pumpkin and squash. Cut into thick slices.
  2. In a baking dish, drizzle olive oil on bottom of dish, place in pumpkin and squash slices. Top with 1 Tbs of balsamic vinegar, Herbs de Provence, salt and pepper. Bake or Roast in oven for 30-35 minutes until tender.
  3. In a dry saute pan on medium heat, toast pepitas. Be sure to stir or flip them often, they will burn fast. they should toast in 2-4 minutes.
  4. On a plate, place arugula and spinach mix, top with roasted pumpkin and squash
  5. Crumble and sprinkle goat cheese, cranberries, and toasted pumpkin seeds.
  6. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  7. Drizzle last Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and olive oil on top.
  8. Serve and Enjoy!!!





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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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