For many people, french fries are one of the most delicious foods out there — and one of their strongest cravings.
Unfortunately, french fries are also one of the unhealthiest foods you can eat.
Why are they so unhealthy?
- They usually contain a lot of salt, which can increase the risk of heart disease
- They’re usually cooked in trans fats, which raise your levels of “bad” cholesterol
- Potatoes are high on the glycemic index, which means that they spike your blood sugar
But living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean giving up on fries entirely!
French fry substitutions aren’t a new thing — restaurants regularly offer sweet potato versions which offer a huge boost in Vitamin A and a lower GI rating than white potatoes, and many people choose to bake their fries rather than deep-frying in oil.
But if you want the ultimate in delicious, healthy french fry alternatives, Diana Keuilian, creator of RealHealthyRecipes.com, has just the thing!
Her carrot french fries offer all of the fun of the much beloved finger food with a fraction of the calories and fat. Carrots are also an amazing source of beta carotene, vitamin K1, potassium, and fiber!
And it’s a great recipe to make with kids!