Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples - Slender Kitchen
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Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples

By Kristen Mccaffrey
  
adapted from: amateurgourmet.com
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132
Calories 
27g
Carbs 
4g
Fat 
2g
Protein 
2
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(4 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Truth time. I have never ever made a Thanksgiving turkey. To be honest, the idea of it kind of petrifies me since I have read way too many articles and blog posts about dry, uneventful, flavorless turkeys. And while you may be expecting this post to be about overcoming my fear and finally making a turkey, it's not. Instead it's about how every year I volunteer to be in charge of side dishes like today's maple roasted butternut squash and apple dish.

I have one other ulterior motive when volunteering for side dishes and it has to do with trying to stick to some semblance of a healthy diet during the holidays. While my personal philosophy isn't to track points or calories for holiday meals, I do like to try to make healthier choices. If I know I can load up my plate with healthier side dishes, like today's fall inspired roasted maple squash dish, then I can balance out more indulgent dishes or desserts. It's all about balance on the holidays and letting myself enjoy the meal while also feeling good about my choices.

On a side note, I am thinking about making my first ever turkey this year after Thanksgiving when turkeys go on sale. Then I won't feel so bad if I destroy it. Any tips?

Prep Time

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples

29
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Ingredients

6
  • 6 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 U apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. parsley
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132
Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
5%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 8mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 11g
Protein 2g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss together the squash, apples, maple syrup, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper. You could also add cinnamon and nutmeg, which is delicious. Spread everything out on 1-2 prepared baking sheets. Roast for 35-40 minutes until squash and apples are tender.
  3. Remove from oven and top with walnuts and parsley.
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Notes

For a lower calorie/PointsPlus® recipe, leave out the walnuts which add about 15 calories per serving and 1 PointsPlus®

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples
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