Kid-Friendly Squash “Fries”

Eating healthy can sometimes become boring, which often leads to unwise food choices. Likewise, when trying to improve your family’s diet, if you have been following a SAD (Standard American Diet), traditional foods such as French fries will often be missed. These are a worthy contender to fill the “French fry void.”  Plus, this recipe is simple and easy to pull together!

Roasted Delicata Squash “Fries”

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 Delicata Squash (considered a winter squash, but can be found year round)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Optional: 1 tsp ground cinnamon, mixed with 1 tsp coconut sugar

 

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To Prepare:

  • Heat oven to 425*F.
  • Wash squash, cut off both ends, and slice in half (length wise).
  • Scrape out seeds and slice into thin discs, either by hand or with a madeleine slicer, being very careful as while they’re not as hard as some winter squashes, this variety is still a firm squash.
  • Place cut squash in either a large mixing bowl or large zip lock bag. Coat well with the oil.
  • Transfer to 1-2 shallow, parchment-lined pans.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 10 minutes on one side, then using a large spatula, turn the slices over and add cinnamon and sugar mixture (optional).
  • Return to the oven and roast an additional 10-20 minutes until squash is nice and golden brown.

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Enjoy!

 

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