Try Making A Healthy Version Of An Indulgent Food--Rutabaga Fries!
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I got a recipe off the internet for "rutabaga fries" (yes the waxy vegetable, easy to peel!)...1/3 the carbs of a potato, and 1/2 the fat! Plus, you can slice them similar to McD's fries (not that I crave them anymore, but such a treat to have them look that way!) They are also only "fries" in name, as they are prepared--oven roasted, and actually taste healthier
Lots of variations to try...I can "trick" myself into thinking I'm indulging!
Here's the recipe:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Peel rutabaga Slice into fries Spray cooking sheet and fries with cooking spray (or toss in olive oil) and season with sea salt, pepper and chili powder (or cayenne, garlic) Flip fries to coat and bake for 15 min Flip and bake for another 10–20 min
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Red Potatoes are lower in Starch than white potatoes
Red Potatoes are usually creamier and have less starch then white potatoes. Red also has more nutrition, vitamin C and potassium and lots of fiber. one medium potato contains only 110 calories and is 99 percent fat free!
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Most fast food fries have sugar in them to make them taste better...make your own fries. 10 thin fries equal 100 calories
If you like.. * ice cream, find a healthier version (I like Dreyer's double churned no sugar added) * fried chicken, find a baked version that you like * high salt & fat snacks, try salted dry roasted edamame
There are always better options!
milkshakes - try Hungry Girl's (cookbook) smoothies - WOW starches - try baked sweet potatoes with just a little salt high fat milk - wean yourself off of it by blending one 1/2 gallon with 1/2 gallon 2%, then the next time, straight 2%. When that tastes fine, do the same with 2% and 1%, and so on
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