French fries are an all-time favorite comfort food.Enjoying a serving of fries doesn’t always have to be a guilty pleasure.
It’s easy to make healthier fries at home and branch out from your usual spuds. The alternatives to potatoes add nutritional value and slash calories while still allowing you to enjoy the comfort food favorite.
Here are 5 vegetables you can use to make fries instead of potatoes:
Daikon is a versatile, white radish from Asia that is naturally low in calories and a good source of vitamin C. When roasted, you’ll get a light golden fry that pairs well with strong robust sauces like herbed mayo or mustard.
Slice carrots into wedges. Drizzle them with olive oil, season and pop them into the oven for 20 minutes and you have a colorful low-sodium, vitamin A-rich snack that’s perfect with spicy ketchup or ranch dressing.
Dip sliced zucchini into eggs and coat with crumb mixture of spices, cheddar and breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet to bake till golden.
This mild veggie is high in vitamin C, riboflavin, and vitamin B6 and goes well with your burgers and clubs.
Yucca is another root vegetable that works as an excellent potato swap. It’s rich in manganese and vitamin C and keeps for months at a time when stored properly. You won’t miss potatoes when you serve baked yucca fries with a flavorful and unique sauce of your choice.
If you only know jicama as a slaw base and salad topping, you’re in for a treat! Jicama is a Mexican root vegetable that resembles a yam.This mild and crunchy tuber might not come to mind as a good substitute for potatoesbut it works surprisingly well as a super skinny fry.
Do try these healthy substitutes for potato and make everyone around you flip in delight.