12 French fry recipes that are actually good for you

12 French fry recipes that are actually good for you It's National French Fry Day — and we aren't surprised that fried spuds have earned themselves their own holiday A recent survey on America's favorite comfort foods found that French fries clock in at number five

Let's be honest, who doesn't salivate at the smell of warm, crispy fries dusted with salt? But the beloved fast-food side is notoriously high in unhealthy fat and calories, meaning anyone still clinging to the healthy diet they adopted in the new year has put them on the "forbidden foods" list But before you ban French fries from the menu forever, take a deep (fried) breath First of all, potatoes aren’t the problem In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating them boiled, baked or mashed doesn't pose the same health risks as eating them fried We all know that hitting the drive-thru comes with a side of saturated fat and sodium

So if you’re craving fries, baking up a batch in the oven is still very much on the table as a part of a healthy diet Secondly, there are so many ways to elevate fries from a fast-food indulgence to a healthy (and surprisingly impressive looking) side dish — from playing with different herbs and spices to getting creative with veggies Do we have you craving a side of fries? Here are 12 recipes to add to your meal rotation that will keep them on the menu, but not showing up on your waistline Skinny oven friesHealthy Seasonal Recipes Oven baked curly friesFresh April Flours

Oven Baked Curly Fries Crispy baked avocado friesChocolate Covered Katie Crispy Baked Avocado Fries Butternut squash friesMy Fussy Eater Paprika parsnip fries with Sriracha dipping saucePaleOMG

Paprika Parsnip Fries with Sriracha Dipping Sauce Grilled Carrots With Chipotle Lime AioliThe Gourmet RD Grilled Carrot Fries with Chipotle Lime Aioli Crispy baked portobello mushroom fries Crispy Baked Portobello Mushroom Fries

Cajun sweet potato friesMinimalist Baker Cajun Sweet Potato Fries Crispy parmesan zucchini friesWholesome Yum Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries Yucca Fries with Mojo MayonnaiseSalt and Wind

Yucca Fries with Mojo Mayonnaise Spicy spiralized shoe string jicama fries Inspiralized Spicy Spiralized Shoe String Jicama Fries Easy roasted sunchoke "steak fries"

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