Butternut Squash Fries

A plate of butternut squash fries

I fell in love with squash this year. Other than thanksgiving decor, I really didn't know much about them. After rolling through the grocery store I spotted a corner full of colorful winter squash and picked one up, without knowing what it really was. I loved the sweet taste of the squash, I was seriously missing out of all the goodness this vegetable has. Different varieties of squash have the ability to improve your sight, boost skin health, boost immune system, prevent caner, protect heart, prevent inflammatory condition, boosts respiratory health and treat arthritis. Specifically butternut squash (which happens to be my favorite from all) is a great source of vitamin A, and we know vitamin A is important for our vision, bone growth and reproduction system. What was I thinking passing these nutritions right by! Squash is great for soups, and salads but also for something simple as homemade fries! 

 

Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F.
  2. Peel the squash. 
  3. Slice squash in halve and take out the seeds. 
  4. Slice into thin fries. 
  5. Mix squash slices with 3 Tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon sea salt. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, then slices and continue baking for another 15 minutes. Broil for the last 3 minutes. Enjoy right away. 

serves 2