Healthy Fries

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Hi ya’ll! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much lately, truly, but I must say… high school is VERY time consuming! I am current writing a research paper on GMOs and plan to post that in the near future 🙂 Have you been loving fall as much as me?? (That’s not really possible) I love fall so much, i just completed to painting of trees and ov’course gave them fall leaves 😀

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I went to the store the other day and just took pictures of the beautiful and vivid colored, freshly harvested tomatoes! The shades to orange and red were incredible

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Anyways, just as its pumpkin season, my family has been equally celebrating autumn as the season of the winter squash. I have been gobbling up butternut squash, my favorite of the squash family, and what better than to eat it as fries! There is sooooo many this to do with butternut squash:

  • flat bread
  • pizza crust
  • laszanga noodles
  • salad toppings
  • substitute for sweet potato or pumpkin
  • ect, ect ect
  • my personal favorite: fries!! yum

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Butternut Squash or Sweet Potato Fries

For the fries:

  • the neck of a  large butternut squash (the longer the neck, the better) or a large sweet potato
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • a pinch of salt to taste (optional)

*Asian sweet potatoes make really good fries that look like normal white fries, but aren’t gaps legal. For a gaps legal option, use butternut squash!! Both variations taste great

preheat oven to 350 (so the coconut oil doesn’t over heat)

Cut up squash into “fries.” On a large cookie tray, roll out a sheet of parchment paper. Rub the coconut oil around in your hands and massage onto “fries.” It is very important NOT to use a ton of oil or the fries will become sorta of soggy. Sprinkle with salt or even cinnamon if your going for sweet fries.  Place fries on tray and bake in oven for about 15-20 minutes, keeping a close eye on them so they don’t burn. You can broil them for a few minutes to make them cook a bit faster and crisp a bit on the outside, just make sure they don’t burn if you do choose to broil. Flip the fries about half way through baking to help them cook evenly. When they’re done, remove from oven and serve 🙂

~rosie

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