We've survived January! How are those diets looking? You know everyone (including myself) starts off doing so well; meal prepping, buying vegetables and seasonings, even vowing to make things from scratch. But by mid-January, we fall off and start stopping to McDonald's a little too frequently. Then the processed pre-made foods find their way back into our freezers and soon we start making excuses for why it's acceptable. One morning I had no time or energy to cook both breakfast and lunch, so I resolved to have a veggie burger and fries for lunch. I’m not fond of the school cafeteria fries but that's how much I did not want to be bothered. Then I stopped and asked myself, “What am I doing? I'm down 9 lbs, do I really want to erase all my hard work?” I decided. The veggie burger can stay but instead of carb-ridden, starchy potato fries, I'll opt for something healthier: These Garlic Parmesan Baked Fries!
When I say these took no time at all to make, I mean it. The hardest part was cutting up the carrots. I didn’t even have to peel them. After that it was just a matter of tossing it in some EVOO and some seasonings then baking it for a few minutes. These were crispy and the perfect addition to my bunless veggie burger! I wish I remembered to make the sauce, but there’s always next time, right? Trust me. You’ll want these fries again and again. A thumbs up to Tasty for the recipe!
Garlic Parmesan Baked Carrot Fries
for 2 servings
1 tablespoon oil
¼ cup parmesan cheese(25 g)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped (10 g)
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F (200˚C).
Slice the top and bottom off of carrots then slice them in half, slice each half into thirds lengthwise.
In a large bowl, mix ingredients with carrot sticks.
Spread on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes (depending on how crispy you want them).
Mix together ingredients for dipping sauce in a small bowl.
Serve warm carrots with dipping sauce. Topped with Parmesan and parsley.