5 Veggies That Make Awesome Fries

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks

veggie french fries

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And, for those of you who just need to satisfy your fry fix, try these tasty takes on a crunchy snack-time staple that goes light on fat and calories, but doesn’t spare the flavor:

1. Zucchini Fries
Ingredients:
4 small or 3 medium zucchini, sliced into fry-like strips
Zero-calorie cooking spray
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Spray a cooling rack with cooking spray, place it on a baking sheet and set aside.
3. Combine cheese and spices in a medium bowl.
4. Spray each zucchini fry with cooking spray, then dip into cheese and seasoning mixture.
5. Spread zucchini fries across cooling rack on baking sheet and bake until tender (about 15-20 minutes).
6. If you prefer your fries crispier, broil for an additional two minutes.
7. Serve immediately.

Counts As:
1 cup of zucchini fries counts as 1 Vegetable and 2 Extras

2. Eggplant Fries
Delicious meets healthy with these eggplant fries that are as simple to make as they are tasty!

3. Carrot Fries
Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. peeled carrots, sliced into fry-like strips
Zero-calorie cooking spray
1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. Spray carrots with cooking spray then toss with rosemary, salt and pepper.
3. Spread carrots a sprayed baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until crispy, flipping frequently.

Counts As:
1 cup of carrot fries counts as 1 Vegetable

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4. Sweet Potato Fries
Ingredients:
2 medium sized sweet potatoes
Zero-calorie cooking spray
Cinnamon

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Slice sweet potatoes into long, fry-like strips, spray with cooking spray then sprinkle with cinnamon or salt and pepper.
3. Bake until fries are tender (about 20 minutes). Turn fries occasionally.

 

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5. String Bean Fries
Ingredients:
1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
Zero-calorie cooking spray
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
2. Mix together cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
3. Spray green beans with cooking spray then dip them in cheese mixture or toss to coat.
4. Add green beans to baking sheet and bake until crisp (about 10 to 15 minutes).
5. Cool slightly before serving.

Counts As:
1 cup of string bean fries counts as 1 Vegetable and 2 Extras

Thank you for reading 🙂

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