This healthy alternative to French fries is a must-try!
Move aside, French fries! There’s a new side dish in town! Now, you can satisfy your French fry craving with this low-carb, low-fat, and nutrient-dense alternative! Full of fiber and antioxidants, this easy recipe is the perfect side for any entree. Try them today and they may just become your family’s new favorite side dish!
The Perfect French Fry Alternative
Here at Skinny Ms. we love finding healthy substitutions to satisfy your cravings for all of your favorites. That’s why we’re here to offer an awesome alternative for otherwise ordinary and unhealthy French fries.
Low-Fat, Low-Carb Fries
Because these veggie fries are baked instead of fried, they are much lower in saturated fat than your average French fry. Weighing in at 4 grams of fat per serving, only 1 of which is saturated fat, even those who are on a low-fat diet can enjoy these veggie fries in moderation! Pro tip: pop these veggie fries in your air fryer on high for 25 minutes with only 1 teaspoon of oil for an even lower fat option! Not only are they low in fat, but root vegetables are much lower in carbs (and calories) than potatoes! So go ahead and enjoy these guilt-free veggies fries.
We use a variety of vegetables for our Baked Veggie Fries not only for flavor but also for the detoxifying benefits! Different phytonutrients in colorful veggies offer protective vitamins and minerals that help to ward off toxins that cause chronic diseases. Be sure to keep in mind that the brighter and more colorful your veggie fries are, the better!
Chock Full of Fiber
Root vegetables are an excellent source of fiber. Fiber keeps you full for longer, helps regulate your blood sugar, and is great for gut health! Not only that, but fiber is awesome for lowering cholesterol, as well. So, not only are you doing your taste buds a favor when you have these Baked Veggie Fries, but you’re doing your body a favor, too!
Try Spicing it Up!
Our Baked Veggie Fries are simple in their seasoning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spice it up! Try adding different spices like smoked paprika, cumin, or lemon pepper to switch up the flavor and match any main dish. Let us know if you try any new spices by tagging @skinnyms on Instagram or hashtag it #skinnyms!
Make our Delicious Veggie Fries
Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Make sure to line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, then toss the veggies with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Next, spread them on the lined baking sheet and bake for 20-35 minutes, turning halfway through, or until browned and crispy. Let them cool for about 5 minutes and serve!
Baked Veggie Fries
- 2 carrots large, cut into french fry shaped pieces
- 2 parsnips large, cut into french fry shaped pieces
- 1 beetroot large, cut into french fry shaped pieces
- 1 turnip large, cut into french fry shaped pieces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
- Toss the veggies with olive oil, salt, and pepper
- Spread on the baking sheet
- Bake for 20-35 minutes, turning halfway through, until browned and crispy
- Let cool for about 5minutes
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