Monday, December 19, 2011

Butternut Squash fries-healthy french fries substitute

Sunday night in our house in we have “grill night” that means steak and French fries, burgers and French fries  or oven roasted potatoes.   While I love French fries  I really do not like the calories or all of the fat in there.   I have substituted sweet potato fries in the past and they are very good.  Actually love them but while I am  clean eating and low carbing for a while I want to stay away from them.   I have a found a great substitution for potato fries cravings- Butternut squash fries. 

squash fries

Yes you heard that right butternut squash.  I found about butternut squash fries from Hungry Girl   I don’t even like butternut squash, but I absolutely loved these.    One cup of butternut squash is 63 calories.   
I am lazy so I don’t buy a whole squash my local supermarket sells they sliced up in chucks or a butternut squash already peeled.

Here is how I make them
 I will cut them into French fry shapes.
I will mist them with some olive oil and add a little bit of garlic salt
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, turning the fries over halfway through baking. Fries are done when they are starting to brown on the edges and become crispy.

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