And they’re actually delicious.
| NBC News – A recent survey on America’s favorite comfort foods found that French fries clock in at number five.
However the beloved fast-food side is notoriously high in unhealthy fat and calories.
But before you ban fries from the menu forever, take a deep (fried) breath.
First of all, potatoes aren’t the problem.
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.
Secondly, there are many ways to elevate fries from a fast-food indulgence to a healthy (and surprisingly impressive looking) side dish.
Here are some recipes to add to your meal rotation that will keep them on the menu, but not showing up on your waistline –
- Cajun Sweet Potato Fries
- Grilled Carrot Fries with Chipotle Lime Aioli
- Crispy Baked Portobello Mushroom Fries
- Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries