Video: How to Pick the Best Butternut Squash for Spiralizing + My Save The Dates from Minted!

Video: How to Pick the Best Carrots for Spiralizing

My Save The Dates from Minted! -

Another Thursday, another new video on the Inspiralized YouTube channel!

Last week, we talked about how to pick the best vegetables for spiralizing and today, we’re getting specific, with butternut squash.

I get a lot of e-mails about butternut squash – some find it tough to spiralize and I think that’s mainly because of the size and shape butternut squashes they’re using.

With this video, I’ll help you pick the best butternut squash for the spiralizer.

Next, week, I’ll be talking carrots!

The tips described in the video are in the description of the video and also, here ya go:

Tip #1: Pick a squash with the smallest, bulbous bottom as possible.
Tip #2: Opt for a medium-sized butternut squash, about 3-3.5” diameter.
Tip #3: Try to find a butternut squash with a long, tubular part for optimal noodle-yielding potential!

Save the Dates with Minted

My Save The Dates from Minted! -

I’m also giving you a sneak peek into my wedding planning process and sharing with you my Save the Dates from Minted.

The last time I talked about Minted it was about this Inspiralized-themed calendar. I love Minted, everything they make is gorgeous and their website is so easy to get around and end up with something you love.

My Save The Dates from Minted! -

Check these gorgeous Save the Dates out and then enter the Minted giveaway for a chance to win a gift card. After all, it is quickly approaching the holidays. What better way to start the New Year off than with some of Minted’s New Year cards?

Thanks to Nadya Furnari for taking our engagement photos, which I used for this Save the Date!

Disclaimer: Although provided these complimentary Save the Dates, all opinions are my own.


Minted is kindly offering two lucky Inspiralized readers a $150 giftcard to Offer ends November 26 at 11:59pm EST. To enter the giveaway, use the widget below:

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emjoseph94 says:
Those came out beautiful! I love Minted and we've used them for Christmas cards for the past few years. I would probably help my mom pay for them if I won!
Caroline says:
I would use a Minted gift card for my OWN save the dates! I literally starting researching my options this morning, just before I received your email about the new post. This gift card would help me so much!!!!
Zealtolearn says:
I would use Minted gift card for my daughter's first birthday invites. Congratulations for everything Ali!
Kaitlyn says:
Love these videos! I've never used Minted before but I will have to check it out!
christopher sorel says:
would get my wife some art and kids decor
Diana says:
I would use my Minted giftcard on either my actual wedding invitations (postcards that I'm drawing!) or for greeting cards that I've been hand-painting! This could save me a lot of time! :)
Katie Ann says:
Ha, I was just explaining to my sister how to pick a good butternut squash yesterday! If it would happen in time for Christmas I'd so use a Minted gift card to make cards, though some fun "just because" cards would be awesome.
Anonymous says:
I would love to get some Christmas cards from minted!
Anonymous says:
I cook my butternut squash whole in the oven for just 15 - 20 min. That makes it easier to skin and easier to process.
Amy Wyn says:
At what temperature do you cook the butternut squash for just 15-20 mins? 350? Great tip!
Cook it at 400 for 8-10 minutes!
Chris says:
I would use the gift card to purchase thank you cards to express my gratitude for others.
Lauren says:
Congrats again on the cookbook. Can't wait to get it in the kitchen. Thanks for all your tips. I love spiralizing.
Dani G says:
Love the art prints on Minted, my parents have a few blank walls that could use a little pizazz :)
Sandra says:
I would use the gift card for Christmas cards. BTW, I notice you cut most of your vegetables in half before spiralizing....I find doing this definitely makes spiralizing a butternut squash easier.
I would use the gift card for my own Save the Dates!! I've picked out several cards that I'm in love with already on, so this would be PERFECT! Congratulations again, and thanks for a great giveaway!
Alise says:
Thanks for the butternut squash tips! I've been wanting to spiralize one for awhile. Your save the dates are beautiful!
Karen says:
LOVE your videos! But, have the volume on the background music, turned down a bit.
Sara says:
I would use the gift card for my save the dates! Love yours Ali, the pictures are great!
I would use them for future save the dates!
Allison T. says:
If I won, I would give it to my sister, who is having her first child next month so that it could be used for announcements. I'm so excited to be an aunt! :)
MBridges says:
I love your site and Minted. I would use it on art/wall décor made with a photo of my daughter or for thank you cards.
Love your videos!!! And your kitchen is gorgeous!
Jenn says:
Planning to use minted for my save the dates and maybe invitations too! Glad to see you had success :)
emily says:
christmas cards!
Jessica says:
Thank you for all the great information and the wonderful chance to win this great prize\
I would absolutely love to make those holiday booklette for family and friends.
kelsey5280 says:
I would use these for my own save the dates I'm going to be ordering in the next month! I already saved some of my favorite ideas on their site and love it!!
Rita says:
I would like to order some Christmas cards from Minted.
Denise Konkel says:
Love your save the dates! I would use it on one of the foil Christmas cards.
Gabrielle says:
Christmas cards!! With all that beautiful gold foil!!
Dandi D says:
I might get some wall art and Christmas cards.
Kristeen says:
Beautiful save the date cards. Congratulations.
Lynn says:
I'd love the unique ornaments. I give my kids (adult now) ornaments as gifts each year. These are unique and beautiful.
alicia says:
I would definitely use it on Save the Dates as well! Wedding in Sept. 2015!! :)
Julie says:
some holiday cards thanks :)
I'm loving the Winter Brush Christmas card!
Kristen says:
I'd get the Shauna Stripe Business Cards.
Cecilia says:
Minted is the stuff of dreams. I love all of their gold foil products!
Samantha says:
The cards turned out gorgeous. I love all of Minted's cards, they looks so amazing. I'd love to get some Christmas cards or as you say New Years cards. I love the Starburst one.
Julie says:
I would use it to buy photo Christmas cards that I could sent out to friends, family and loved ones. They also have super cute wrapping paper as well as art prints! I could easily spend the money :) Julie [email protected]
Jessica Beard says:
I would get the Glaze Christmas cards and a calendar.
MBO says:
My hubs and I did photo postcards for our save the date and thank notes! I, unfortunately, did not discover Minted until after the occasion, but they have such great stuff! Would love to use them for an upcoming event. Fingers crossed :)
BlogMan says:
Might just be my personal preference or my less-than-optimum-hearing, but losing the music during the monologue would be helpful to focusing on and understanding what you're saying. Good at the intro and exit, but not necessary for the content. THANKS for listening and keep up the great work. dv

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