Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Roast

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You will need:

  • 2 cups of butternut squash peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups of sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • Sea salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add cubes to a large mixing bowl and zest half the peel of one lemon. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil or until all veggies are evenly coated. Add a few shakes of cayenne pepper, depending on desired spiciness. Add sea salt to taste ( I added 1 tsp).
  3. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 45 minutes until veggies are tender and slightly crisp.Enjoy!

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Sweet Potato Steak Fries

I have a confession to make: french fries are definitely a weakness of mine! Most of the time I just steer clear altogether, but I get really excited when I get the chance to eat them. Fries are unhealthy because of the high amount of oil they are cooked in, and the sodium. Also, white potatoes  aren’t as packed with nutrients as say, a sweet potato. One cup of cubed sweet potatoes has 377% the daily intake of Vitamin A, 448 mg potassium, and 4 grams of fiber. As the rule goes, the more vibrant the color, the higher the nutrients. I decided to use a sweet potato to beat my craving, and get a healthy dose of nutrients to boot!  My sweet potato steak fries are super fast and easy to make. They are great with a wrap, topped with chili, or with a burger. Below you will see that the measures for this recipe are given for an individual serving. Increase as needed.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

 Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 sweet potato per person, depending on size
  • 1 tsp Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 TBSP 21 seasoning salute
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 tsp grapeseed oil

 

 Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise, and then into large 1″ wedges.  In a large mixing bowl, toss wedges with 2 tsp oil per potato. Add curry powder, ground cumin, 21 seasoning salute, and coarse sea salt and make sure all wedges are coated evenly. Spread wedges out on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, turning over wedges halfway through baking time.

 

*Baking time may vary depending on oven.