There is no denying that french fries can be the way to a girl’s heart. That sudden urge to hit the local burger joint (or drive-through) to get your french fries fix is real, but let me tell you - it is NOT worth it.
To give you an idea, one serving of your traditional “drive-through” french fries serves up nearly half of your daily calorie intake, 24g of fat and a whopping 290mg of sodium. Yuck!
As you know, I am not one to condone restricting yourself from the finer things in life (fries being one), but I always like to promote a healthier alternative, because after all, your skin is a reflection of your diet.
Below I have provided you with three amazing recipes for HEALTHY fries that will taste just as good as the real deal. And I know what you are thinking…”What is fries without dipping sauce?” Well guess what!? I have also provided you a healthy honey mustard sauce to pair with each recipe that will make your mouth water.
Healthy Carrot Fries
1 tbsp cornflour
2 tsp of mixed herbs
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp finely chopped tarragon
Ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat a fan forced oven to 200C and line a baking tray with baking paper. In a small bowl, whisk the cornflour and mixed herbs together until well combined. Cut the carrots into ‘fries’, about 1cm thick, and lightly coat in the flour and herb mixture. Lay the carrot ‘fries’ on the prepared baking tray and drizzle with the vegetable oil and a sprinkle of black pepper. Bake for 40-45 minutes, turning the fries halfway through. Once cooked, toss the fries with a little salt with tarragon and enjoy guilt free!
Healthy Baked Zucchini Fries
2-3 small zucchinis
¼ cup chickpea flour or cornflour
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp garlic powder
½ cup almond milk
1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
Preheat a fan forced oven to 200C and lightly grease a cooling rack. Place it on a baking tray and set aside. Collect three small bowls of the same size. In the first bowl, whisk the flour, salt and garlic powder together until well combined. Place the almond milk in the second bowl and the breadcrumbs in the third. Slice the zucchini into ‘fries’ about 2cm thick then dip each stick in the flour and herb mixture, followed by the milk and lastly the breadcrumbs. Place on the cooling rack and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until desired crispiness is reached. Let your french fries craving be satisfied!
Preheat a fan forced oven to 200C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut the potatoes in thin strips - 6cm long and 1cm wide. In a large bowl, whisk the paprika, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper together until well combined. Add the potato fries and gently toss so the herb mixture is lightly coated. Lay the potato ‘fries’ on the prepared baking tray and drizzle with the vegetable oil. Try not to overcrowd the tray as you want them to be nice and crispy! Place in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning the fries halfway through. Devour and enjoy!
Healthy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
¼ cup greek yoghurt
¼ cup dijon mustard (you can also use grain dijon)
2 tbsp organic honey, warmed
Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Enjoy with your deliciously healthy french fries!
Don’t forget, to maintain clear healthy skin you should be eating a balanced diet, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and use me at least once a week.Stay clear! XO