Snack-tastic Butternut Fries

The Hungry Girl Lisa Lillian shares a recipe for Snack-tastic Butternut Fries.

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces peeled butternut squash, cut into French-fry-shaped spears (preferably with a crinkle cutter)
  • Dash of coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Thoroughly pat dry the squash spears. Lay them on the sheet, and sprinkle with salt. 
  3. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Flip spears and bake until mostly tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, about 6 minutes.
  5. Serve with ketchup for dipping!

Makes one serving.

Squash Tips:

  • Choose a squash that’s mostly long and narrow with a short round section. The round part is hollow and full of seeds; the long section is solid squash, perfect for cutting into spears.
  • If the squash is too firm to cut, pop it in the microwave for a minute to soften it.

Nutritional Information:
96 calories, <0.5g fat, 294mg sodium, 24.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 1.5g protein

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