Friday, November 30

Butternut Squash Tots

Though potatoes aren't technically grain they have the same starchy, "carby" qualities as grain so if you're following a no or low grain diet you should try to avoid them. Now if you have been drinking all night, say for example at your wedding, and your husband orders hashbrowns from room service you can make an exception. Otherwise there are many much healthier substitutions you can make. 

Obviously the mashed cauliflower featured a couple days ago is a great substitution. Another is beet or zucchini chips instead of potato chips (I plan to feature a recipe for these in the near future.) However the one I'm most excited about is this tater tot substitution as I am an absolute sucker for those fried chunks of goodness.

The recipe I used called for kabocha squash, which is hard to find, and required quite a bit of prep work. So i substituted the prepackaged, precubed pieces of butternut squash available at Trader Joes and saved myself a ton of time and trouble. This might be one of the easiest recipes you'll find on this blog. 


1 package cut butternut squash 
Coconut oil
Sea salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the squash with oil, sprinkle with sea and spread on a roasting pan. Roast the squash for 15 minutes, remove from oven to toss, then roast for another 10-15 minutes. 

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