Healthy Fries for Your Little Fries Recipe

Healthy Fries for Your Little Fries Recipe

  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • Ready In: 40 mins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins

So you’re having family over tonight. And in an effort to not totally freak them out by the healthy fare that you’ll be serving, you decide to offer up some homemade fries as a familiar, comfort food (just don’t tell them how healthy these pups are!).

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 148
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Sodium: 172mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 3g


  1. Pick any number of large potatoes (one potato makes about two servings) or try sweet potatoes as a vitamin packed, colorful option
    1 teaspoon olive oil for every potato (you got it, 6 potatoes, 6 teaspoons) and for those looking for adventure, try grapeseed oil as a healthy option
    Sea salt to taste
    And for those wanting to spice things up: cayenne, black pepper, rosemary, thyme or turmeric (optional)


    1. Preheat oven to 425.
    2. Turn on your favorite song.
    3. Assign kids (big kids or little ones) to peel (sweet) potatoes
    4. Cut off tapered ends .
    5. Cut (sweet) potatoes in half lengthwise. And keep cutting each half in half until you get fry slices that are about 1/8- to 1/4-inch slabs (don’t make them too skinny or they’ll burn to crisps).
    6. Put fries in a large bowl. Toss thoroughly with oil. Sprinkle with salt (and whatever other spices you want to throw in!) just make sure to coat them evenly.
    7. Put your fries on a large baking sheet in a single layer, if possible (they can be snuggled in, because they will shrink when cooking).
    8. Bake your fries until they start to brown on the bottom (usally about 20 minutes) and are tender. Then pull them out, flip them, and stick them back in oven, increasing the temperature to 450 and bake for another 10 minutes, flipping them to help them cook evenly.
    9. Devour with pride.

Robyn O'Brien

As the founder of AllergyKids, Robyn has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and CNN highlighting the role that chemicals in our food supply are having on our health. Robyn is the author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About it (Random House, May 2009).

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