Butternut Squash is much lower in calories and carbs per serving than potatoes making the glycemic Load for a serving of butternut squash an "8 " while a potatoes GI per serving is a whopping "29". But best of all, butternut squash is packed with nutrition like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese. So eat up without all the guilt.
Butternut Squash Hash
2 cups peeled and diced butternut squash
1 whole large onion diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 whole medium size red pepper diced(about 1 cup)
4 whole cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 Tbls coconut oil, ghee or raw organic butter
1 tsp coarse ground sea salt (or more to taste)
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 Tbls chopped chives to garnish
Pre-heat skillet on medium heat. Add the oil. Add the diced onion and garlic, cook in the oil till the onion is translucent. Add the butternut squash then turn the heat up to med/high. Fry the butternut squash with the garlic and onion for about 10 min stirring as needed to prevent burning. Add the red bell pepper, coarse salt and black pepper, fry for another five minuets or till the hash is browned (take care not to burn it). Garnish with the chives and a little more sea salt.
A great addition to this dish is diced pancetta. Add it when you add the butternut squash for great added flavor.
This savory breakfast hash will satisfy your morning hunger ...and help you lose weight!