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Roasted Butternut Squash Marinara

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 25
Protein <1g
Fat -
Carbs 7g
Total Time

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This marinara sauce is packed with complex carbohydrates and tons of flavor. You can toss it on whole wheat pasta or use it on vegetables for an equally delicious lower carbohydrate option. My favorite so far though is to make meatballs and stuff a red or sweet potato. Pure muscle food.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Marinara

Ingredients

Ingredients to make 24oz or 12 servings (1/4 cup per serving):

  • 1 lb chopped butternut squash flesh (or 1 large butternut squash)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow or red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
  • spray coconut oil 

* – denotes optional ingredient

Steps
  1. Set oven to 400F.
  2. Peel and chop butternut squash into medium-sized cubes.
  3. Spread the butternut squash on a baking sheet, then add the 2 Roma tomatoes and the bell pepper. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes.
  4. After roasting, allow it to cool for about 15 minutes.
  5. Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil and set on medium high heat. Toss in red onion and garlic and cook until the red onion turns brown and translucent.
  6. Chop the stem off the bell pepper and then toss all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender.
  7. Blend on high speed until it is liquefied. If you desire for the marinara to be a tad thinner, then add tablespoons of chicken broth until you reach the desired consistency.

Approximate macros for 1 of 12 servings of 1/4 cup each

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Calories
25
Protein
<1g
Fat
-
Carbs
7g
Sodium
-
Fiber
1g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.