Do I even need to mention that French fries are loved by absolutely every human being on this planet? It’s almost like a universal truth. No one would dare ask you if you like eating French fries. As one of the most popular comforting food, they can be prepared in several different ways, but the fried variation is hands down the most preferred and tastiest one.
I hate to be the killjoy, but fried food is among the number one contributors to cholesterol and trans-fats, both extremely unhealthy when found in high numbers. So, is there any alternative way we can avoid stuffing our body with “bad fats” yet still be able to treat ourselves to “bad food”? You bet there is and I am going to show you how.
Innovative healthy French fries
Who said that French fries only refer to potatoes? I prefer to take things to the next level and transform other foods into fries as well. That way I can camouflage more vegetables and reach my daily veggie intake more easily.
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 regular potatoes
- 2 zucchinis
- 4 carrots
- A drizzle of olive or avocado oil
- Condiments of choice
There is nothing simpler than preparing this dish. Chop up all the veggies and lay them onto a baking tray and sprinkle them with your favorite spices. I like using paprika, a pinch of turmeric, garlic powder, thyme, and of course, salt and pepper. Dump the sunflower oil and drizzle them with a generous amount of olive or avocado oil. The ideal baking time is around 30 minutes for that extra crispiness but check them once in a while to make sure they don’t burn.
You can’t possibly eat them without a dipping sauce. Thus, I recommend substituting the very-much loved ketchup, which happens to be high in sugar and preservatives, with a simple tomato sauce. You are free to season it with anything you want so you can give it a little bit of a flavor kick.