I hope you had a great weekend and that you are already getting into the Holiday mood. I was invited to a Hanukkah dinner for the first time in my life. It was so much fun and the food!! I am not a religious person, but thank god for different religions and their fun holidays.
What I would like to share with you today is a version of healthy French Fries. French Fries are one of the most fattening foods out there that is unfortunately so good that it makes it hard for us to resist. Let's admit it. Who orders a side salad with your grilled chicken breast, but keeps reaching into your friends plate who ordered french fries? ME. I know, and trust me, I am not proud of it. I do try my best to control the craving and at least I do not order them. I just eat them and my friend pays for it haha. No, really I can never resist to have at least a few. That made me think and search for a recipe make over that would allow us to enjoy French Fries without getting fat and guilty.
Luckily for all of us, there is a great substitute for potato french fries that is just as tasty and I personally prefer the taste. Have you ever tried to make French Fries out of Carrots?
Just preheat the oven for 475F and in the meanwhile cut the carrots (about 5-6 for two portions) into a "french fries like" pieces and toss them in a bowl with 1-2 teaspoon of Coconut Oil.
Coconut oil will give them amazing taste and this oil is also great for high temperature baking. Do not use any salt yet. Bake them for about 6 minutes on a nonstick baking sheet and then switch to broil for another 6 - 7 minutes. I do that in my oven because the broiling makes them nice and crispy on the top.
There are endless ways to eat your healthy french fries. I had a grilled chicken breast, sauteed mushrooms with pine nuts and fresh parsley, and my little Carrot miracles for today's dinner. The carrot fries and the mushrooms are juicy but if it still feels too dry for you, you can have a home made salsa instead of ketchup.
Let me know about your own recipe make overs in the comments below and thanks for stopping by.