Guilt-free French Fries

Crispy and sweet - Jicama makes fabulous fries!

Guilt-free French Fries
With BBQ season quickly approaching, I wanted to share one of my favorite side dishes to accompany all your grilled eats—guilt-free French fries. While you may have experimented with sweet potato fries as a healthier alternative to your typical French fries, you probably haven’t tried jicama fries. Not only do these taste amazing thanks to jicama’s crisp texture and sweet flavor, they have only a fraction of the calories and carbohydrates of traditional French fries. Give ‘em a try! Enjoy!

GINA’S GUILT FREE “FRENCH FRIES”

Ingredients

1 large jicama, peeled
2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
¼ teaspoon paprika
Ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Slice peeled jicama into thin matchstick shaped fries.
Place jicama slices, oil and seasoning in a bowl.
Toss well to combine.
Evenly spread the fries on a lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Turn the oven on broil for a few final minutes. Remove from oven when fries are golden brown and crisp on the top.
*Experiment with different seasonings to change the flavor of the fries!

Approximate Nutrition (per 3oz): 90 calories | 6g fat | 9g carbs | 1g protein

Gina Aliotti

Gina Aliotti is the owner of Gina Aliotti Fitness and co-founder of Devotion Nutrition. She is a professional Figure competitor, certified personal trainer, certified yoga instructor, CrossFit instructor, nutritionist and fitness consultant. Her passion is to inspire, motivate and teach people how to stay devoted to living a healthy lifestyle, no matter where they are in their journey. Since having her two kids, Gina has adopted NO GYM workouts, proving that it doesn’t take a gym to reach your goals.

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