6 French-Fry Recipes, No Potatoes in Sight!

Sep 8 2017
It's FRY-day! French fries are HG Lisa's #1 food obsession. (There's a reason the new HG book, OBSESSED!, features an entire chapter devoted to burgers & fries!) But these are no ordinary fries... They're baked fries made from veggies (and one fruit!), and they're insanely amazing!

Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries

1/2 of recipe: 125 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat. fat), 158mg sodium, 33g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 3g protein

SmartPoints® value 0*

Classic HG swap here. These fries taste just like sweet potato fries, but they have way fewer starchy calories and grams of fat. And you can eat a ton of them for a totally low calorie count. You could even eat a whole batch by yourself! (We have.) If you've yet to experience Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries, do yourself a favor and whip some up ASAP.

Garlic-Parm Sweet Faux-tato Fries

1/2 of recipe: 198 calories, 4.5g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 352mg sodium, 38g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 5.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

Let's take butternut squash fries to the next level, shall we? This is one of our favorite variations. The pairing of naturally sweet squash with savory garlic and Parm is mind-blowingly awesome. And you get a BIG serving for around 200 calories. Yum, yum, yum...

Totally Turnip Fries

1/2 of recipe: 96 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat. fat), 373mg sodium, 22g carbs, 6g fiber, 13g sugars, 3g protein

SmartPoints® value 0*

Turnip skeptics, hear us out! We promise you, turnips are crazy tasty when baked into crispy fries. The taste has a bit of cabbage-y sweetness to it (which is good; cabbage rocks), and the texture is perfect for slicing into spears. Don't write off this root veggie! It's an undercover superstar.

Fully Loaded Turnip Fries

1/2 of recipe: 206 calories, 7.5g total fat (3.5g sat. fat), 792mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 15.5g sugars, 10.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

Ready to turnip the volume on your turnip fries? This recipe is like the lovechild of cheese fries and a loaded baked potato. It's just the kind of thing you're gonna want to make for weekend hangouts... or any ol' weekday snackfest for that matter!

Grin 'n Carrot Fries

1/2 of recipe: 116 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat. fat), 428mg sodium, 27g carbs, 8g fiber, 13g sugars, 2.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 0*

We're gonna let you in on a (poorly guarded) secret: Crispy baked carrots make an amazing swap for sweet potato fries! Think about it. Both grow underground and have a naturally sweet taste. But the advantage goes to carrots, since they're lower in carby calories. The next time the idea of snacking on carrot sticks bums you out, just bake 'em first!

Apple Fries

Entire recipe: 167 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat. fat), 236mg sodium, 35.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 18g sugars, 6g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

Move over veggies… Yeah, we made apple fries! They're coated with a sweet panko coating that is soooo yummy. These treats are terrific as is, but we aren’t above dipping them into some light pancake syrup or fat-free vanilla yogurt. Try it!

Don't miss the "Welcome to Goodburger" chapter in OBSESSED!

The latest Hungry Girl cookbook is now on shelves everywhere! In this chapter, you'll find SIX intensely craveable French-fry recipes: Turnip the Yum Poutine, Hella Good Bella Fries, Cinnamon Spice Skinny Carrot Fries, and more. There's a reason we're OBSESSED with this book, and you will be too! Get your copy ASAP.

Chew on this:

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