So in all honesty… how many times have you craved McDonald’s fries?
I can’t even remember the last time I had them! It must be almost 8 years ago.
Nowadays, I’d much rather have homemade sweet potato fries, which I definitely make on occasion, but since whipping up this delicious recipe, my sweet potatoes can take a back seat!
These Carrot and Parsnip fries are amazing! They are loaded with beta-carotene (good for the eyes and heart) plus they contain a ton of fiber (good for the gut!).
I have lots of clients currently going through my Metabolic Weight Loss Program and this is one of the many delicious recipes they get to enjoy. They all love it!
I mean, really, who would of thought to make fries out of carrots and parsnips!
It’s all about getting creative. My clients eat and lose weight by enjoying real whole foods and I like to get creative and whip up healthy and delicious recipes they can enjoy while following their meal plan.
The best part is, if you’ve got kids, they will LOVE this recipe! Plus, having your kids watch you eat and enjoy whole foods will only set healthy examples for them. So eating fries (these fries!) is really a win-win for everyone 🙂
I’d love to hear from you! What favourite recipes have you healthified over the years? Share in the comments below. Are there any Foodie Friday recipes you’d like for me to share or create? Let me know!
- 5 medium carrots
- 3 medium parsnips
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 400º F with rack in center of the oven.
- Peel carrots and parsnips and halve crosswise. Slice lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick planks.
- Slice lengthwise again to make 1/4-inch-thick fries/slices.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle with seasoning and oil and toss together.
- Spread into a single layer and roast for 20 minutes, turning veggies once, until crisp and golden brown in places.
- Serve with your favourite homemade ketchup!