Yes, you read that right — this Weight Watchers French Fries recipe has just ONE Point per serving!! French fries are a favorite snack of just about everyone in the world (I mean, have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like them?). But even the baked versions are pretty caloric and void of any really good nutritional stats. So, most of the time, these tasty little treats of greasy potato yumminess are just occasional indulgences — but still daily fantasies (at least for me!). When I came across the Weight Watchers recipe for a butternut squash french fries version that was not only low in Points, but super high in fiber and vitamins, I was incredibly skeptical, but determined to give it a try. I figured that any recipe that promised just 1 Weight Watchers Point for something that might taste anything like french fries was worth a shot! So with dreams of massive mounds of low calorie french fries dancing in my head, I put this recipe to the test. And boy was I glad I did! These fresh and slightly sweet butternut squash french fries were mouth-wateringly delicious and easy to make. Healthy french fries — a dream come true!
Weight Watchers Butternut Squash French Fries Recipe
– 1 whole butternut squash
– 1 tbsp Kosher salt
– Non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut butternut squash in half first, and then peel it and remove all seeds. Then, slice it up into french fry like shapes. Just make sure the slices aren’t too thick, as this will prevent them from getting crispy. Spray a backing sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Then, take a large bowl, throw in the french fries and toss with some non-stick cooking spray, until all fries are evenly coated. Then, so the same thing with the kosher salt. Make sure all your fries are well coated with the salt. Now, spread out your fries evenly on the baking sheet. Make sure no fries are on top of each other as this would prevent even cooking. Place in oven and bake for about 40 -45 minutes, flipping the fries over once, halfway through. Fries are done when the edges start to turn golden brown and the fries are looking good and crispy. Enjoy!
PS…served with ketchup, these babies are SOOOOOOO good!!!
*TIP: Because all butternut squashes are not created equal, I suggest weighing your french fries first, before you cook them, in order to determine how many servings will be in your entire recipe.
Serving size = 5 oz of squash (uncooked)
Each serving = 1 Weight Watchers Point