fun with "fries"

I'll own up to it - I'm obsessed with fries.

Fast food fries, homemade fries, freedom fries, greasy fries, pommes frites, whatever you want to call them. No matter the name, I think we all agree - it's just not the healthiest favorite food and definitely not a habit you want your kids to pick up on.

But now, I think I've found a solution to satiate my deep food desires and keep my family as healthy as possible.
You've probably had sweet potato fries, but why limit yourself?!
Lately my family is trying everything... carrots, okra, I've even been dreaming about squash!

And the recipe - super simple.
Cut your favorite starchy veggie up in a matchstick form. Try not to let your two year old sneak too many away from the pan. Toss in a little bit of olive oil and season to your heart's desire! I like cumin & chili on carrots and rosemary or herbs de provence on okra!
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes if you're looking for good mushy fries or 30-ish for a crunchy variety! Dip in ketchup, bbq sauce, honey mustard, WHATEVER!

Enjoy, mamas!

Jessi blogs and eats a LOT of okra fries over at naptimediaries.


  1. We do loads of veggie fries over here, and yucca is a HUGE hit as are sweet potatoes - the trick is getting the oil hot enough in a fryer. But if you toss them in spice and olive oil and throw them in a hot oven - its even healthier. Also, broccoli and cauliflower tossed in oil and seasoning and roasted - kids eat them out of the pan! Enjoy!

  2. Are you kidding me?! I ADORE okra! I can't wait to try this!!!


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