You keep a pack of fries anywhere in the room, and a true fan would know. Not only would he be standing next to the fries in no time, but the fries would also disappear from in front of your eyes before you realise. Fries are yummy; they are addictive. But fries are also fattening. And, if you are planning to lose some extra weight, you know very well that you would have to cut down on processed food. Store-bought fries are often packed with trans-fats and empty calories. Eating too many fries may also take a toll on your heart health and cholesterol levels. If you are on a weight-loss diet, you need to omit a lot of your favourite foods from your diet, but the parting need not be that sad after all. You need to make room for fresh, seasonal vegetables in your life, and this transition could be carried out in many fun ways too! You can use these vegetables in hearty soups, smoothies, and salads. Guess what, you can even use them to make fries! Yes, you heard us. These baked carrot fries are ideal for dieters. They are crunchy, flavourful and so low in calories.
Carrots are high in fibre, which takes a while to breakdown and digest. Since it stays in your system for a longer span, you don't feel the urge to tuck into something soon after you have had a good amount of carrots. Carrots are also exceptionally low in calories. Since these fries are baked and not deep-fried, you could munch on them guiltlessly. Baking helps save you many calories. These long strips of carrots tossed in olive oil, salt and coriander powder are baked in oven at 100 degrees for 20 minutes. This easy-to-make snack is sure to be a hit with everybody. If you are off sugar, you can rule out sugar from the recipe. You can have these fries alone or pair it with hummus or a cool yogurt dip. Try the recipe at home and let us know how you liked it.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.