If you don’t want your arteries to end up plugged or your waist to expand, then you should definitely stay away from every fast food joint treat that you can think of, including most especially those French fries that are deep-fried in animal fat. What you need to do is make them at home instead, and using butternut squash is perfect for such job.
Continue reading if you are into healthy home cooking. Below you will come across a super easy recipe for whipping up butternut squash fries that’s good for 2 to 5 people.
After checking out the said recipe, don’t forget to share this article on your different social media sites to let your health-conscious family and friends know how to make those healthy and delicious golden-brown butternut squash fries that won’t leave their arteries and figure in some form of jeopardy.
But before we check out that recipe, let us first take a look at some of the reasons why butternut squash is one of those veggies that everyone should be turning into fries and use as alternatives for the fast food joint varieties:
It helps lower the blood pressure
Butternut squash is an excellent source of potassium, the same mineral found in bananas that people with high blood pressure load up on.
It strengthens your bones and teeth
No matter if it’s osteoporosis or losing your teeth that you are afraid of, or both, you should consume butternut squash often as it contains calcium.
It wards off constipation
Thanks to the loads of dietary fiber present in butternut squash, consuming it regularly helps make you, well, regular.
It strengthens your immune system
Good amounts of vitamin C can be obtained from every serving of butternut squash, so you know that your immune system is bolstered.
It improves eye health
Another vitamin present in butternut squash is vitamin A, a nutrient you need to keep your vision sharp and your eyes safe from cataracts, macular degeneration and others.
It helps you lose weight
Being very, very low in fats and containing a few calories only, the addition of butternut squash to your diet can assist you in your quest to get to your ideal weight.
Because of all these reasons, it is a wonderful idea for you to regularly consume butternut squash. One way of enjoying it is by turning it into crispy and lip-smacking fries. And here’s how it can be done:
1/2 medium-sized butternut squash
1/2 teaspoon of finely-ground sea salt
-Have your oven preheated to 425°F which is equivalent to 220°C.
-While waiting for your oven to get heated, peel butternut squash and remove the seeds.
-Cut into half and then start slicing one of the halves into French fry-sized sticks.
-Lightly grease a large cookie sheet with olive oil and neatly arrange butternut squash fries on it.
-Sprinkle a little sea salt on the fries. If you want, you may also add a little of your favorite herb like thyme or rosemary, or spice such as cayenne pepper or paprika for the most unique fries ever.
-Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Halfway, flip the fries over.
-Allow to cool for a while and then serve with your favorite condiment.