Saturday, March 1, 2008

Butternut Squash Fries

Do you ever get a craving for french fries but don't want to consume all the extra greasy calories? I know that when I am eating a sandwich (maybe a sloppy joe?) or even sometimes with a salad I crave something salty and crunchy! Well do I have something amazing for you! These SUPER EASY fries are a little sweeter than regular french fries but so much better! I even have been known to top them off with a Boca vegetarian chili bowl and some fat free cheddar cheese for delicious low cal chili cheese fries that are so easy to prepare even I could make them! 
Serves: 1
½ Butternut Squash
Salt to taste


  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.  Peel and de-seed your butternut squash. (If you have never cooked with a butternut squash before don't worry! It is a little difficult but if you don't want the hassle they sell some pre-peeled and cut!)
  • Then cut it up into french fry shapes. (Don't worry about the shape as long as they are all about the same size!)
  • Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.  Cover lightly with salt. 
  • Place tray in your pre-heated oven and bake for 40 minutes or so, flipping halfway through baking process.  Fries are done when they are starting to brown on the edges and get crispy.

Nutritional Info:

Serving Size:  5 oz., uncooked

Calories:  65, Fat: 0g, Sodium:  486mg (includes salt), Carbs:  16.5g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 1g

Yummy.... just thinking about these makes me want some more...It looks like I will be taking yet another trip to the grocery store! It's times like these where I am happy that I spend almost all my free time wandering around grocery stores and looking for the newest and greatest stuff.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!!

1 comment:

Laurie Shuls said...

These "fries" look delicious!