South Beach Diet - Butternut Squash

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08-08-2008, 03:42 PM
Hi everyone!

I found a recipe calling for butternut squash, so I searched our forum to see if it is allowed. I understand that because it is a winter squash, it's not allowed until Phase 2. What constitutes a serving of butternut squash? Also, this may be a dumb question, but is it considered a vegetable?

Thanks in advance for your help! :)

08-08-2008, 03:46 PM
Yes, like cucumbers, it's considered a veggie although it's really a fruit. I'd say one cup of cubes cooked would be a serving. That's 80 calories per Fitday.
Most winter squashes come in around the same calorie and fiber count.

08-08-2008, 04:43 PM
On the Phase 2 allowed foods list in the FAQ it says that winter squash counts as a grain/starch.

08-08-2008, 06:42 PM
Good point! Thanks.

08-11-2008, 11:42 AM
Thanks for the help! I made a recipe for butternut squash "fries" that I found on too bad!