RecipeRoasted Carrot Fries

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Total Sugar: 6 g
    • Natural Sugar: 6 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 670 mg

French fries are deliciously addictive! But of course, they’re not exactly the healthiest dish on the block. Fortunately, there are so many better-for-you ways to get your French-fry fix, including these Carrot Fries. My French-fry fanatic friends (try saying that 10 times fast) gave it a two thumbs up. I chose carrots as the base because they’re rich in nutrients like fiber, potassium, and beta-carotene, and they crisp up nicely when you bake and broil them (definitely worth trying!). If you’re feeling less adventurous, swap in my oven-roasted Sweet Potato Fries, a fabulous fall veggie that’s also rich in antioxidants and nutrition. 

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This recipe makes 4 servings
Ingredients:

• 8 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into thin french-fry-like sticks
• 
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
• ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 425˚.

Spread out the carrots on a large baking sheet that has been misted with nonstick oil spray. Be sure to space the fries out evenly so they do not touch. Liberally coat the fries with olive oil spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes, until some of the edges start to crisp and brown. Ovens will vary so be sure to keep an eye on your fries starting at the 20-minute mark so they don’t burn. If you’d like to crisp them further, finish off under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, watching closely to make sure they don’t become overly burnt. 

Try my Bacon Cheeseburger Carrot Fries.