One of the things I love about cooking and baking is creativity. For me, eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up my favorite food. I always try to find new healthy alternatives and transform junk food into delicious meals full of vitamins and nutrients.
Classic french fries are one of my favorite junk foods. They may be tasty, but unfortunately, they’re packed with saturated fats and nutritionally void calories. This doesn’t mean I always eat super clean and completely avoid junk food, but for the most part, it’s always a good idea to choose healthier alternatives. And that’s the main reason why I bake these vegetable fries. They not only have an amazing flavor, but they’re also low in carbs, fats, calories and full of nutrients. It’s a great way to add more veggies into your diet or getting your kids to eat better.
Baked vegetable fries make delicious side dish or snack and they’re perfect with any dipping sauce. You can season them with any spice you like, but for me, sea salt and pepper is always a winner. So the next time you crave fatty chips, try to make these vegetable fries instead, and you’ll be be pleasantly surprised by this simple, colorful side dish.
- 1 celery root
- 3 carrots
- olive oil
- salt and freshly groung black pepper
- Preheat oven to 392 F/ 200ºC. Line a baking tray (or baking trays) with a sheet of parchment paper.
- Peel the veggies and cut them into a french fries shape. Then spread in one layer on the baking tray.
- Drizzle with just a little bit of olive oil and season with black pepper and salt. If you like salty food, add more salt as these fries have sligthly sweet taste.
- Bake until soft and lightly brown, about 30 to 45 minutes.