Smart Snacking = Satisfying Snacking
When it comes to snacking it can either make or break your healthy eating plan. You can keep uncontrollable hunger cravings at bay with smart snacking which is what I like most about it though…it really just makes your healthy eating plan sustainable if you have something to eat every 2-3 hours.
When I come across a smart snack that not only keeps the hunger at bay but also packs a nutrient punch that’s when I get excited to try something new and this recipe is no exception. In fact, it’s one of my most coveted snack recipes ever!
The best snacks contain ingredients that give your metabolism a boost, actually helping you burn off more calories and fat during digestion and when you combine squash with spicy seasoning you got a power snack that does just that- revs up your metabolism. As an added bonus the high fiber component of squash will also keep your feeling full a little longer.
Here’s the recipe…
Peanut Cajun Squash Fries Recipe
This recipe is pretty simple and super tasty. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand, and it’s the perfect season to cook with squash. Plus they make your place smell great!
Here’s what you need:
- 3/4 pound butternut squash
- 1 egg white
- 2 tablespoons of peanut flour (alternatively can use coconut flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun spice or seasoning
Here’s what to do:
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees (F). Peel the butternut squash and cut it into thin strips. It’s usually best to buy a large squash that has a long neck, so that you can use the neck portion for the fries. (You can easily roast the rest for a perfect side dish to your next dinner.)
Grab a large mixing bowl and throw in the pieces of squash. Add the egg white, and toss with your hands to coast the squash with the egg white. Then add the peanut flour and Cajun spice, mixing again with your hands until evenly distributed.
You can place the fries on a lightly greased baking sheet, or even better, place a wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet and place the fries on the rack. This will give them more of a crispy finish once cooked. But even directly on the baking sheet can work just fine. Lay out the fries evenly, and back on the middle rack for about 30 minutes. Fries should be lightly browned and tender when finished.
And that’s it! A pretty simple recipe that comes in at just over a hundred calories per serving (you should get 2 servings out of this recipe). These peanut Cajun squash fries are also low in fat, so this is really the ideal snaking option for staying fit and toned!
If you’re looking for other foods that will boost your metabolism check out Green Foods Matcha Green Tea, a particularly potent fat burner and appetite suppressant. Foods high in protein and fiber are also great for curbing cravings and burning more calories during digestion, as are nutritionally-dense super foods like Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds and MRM Grape Seed Extract.
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