French fries, chips, hot chips, finger chips, fries, steak fries, wedges, potato wedges, or frites whichever you call them; National French Fry Day has happened upon us… and we’re trying to fight it any way that we can. We can avoid temptation of this salty fiend by trying some new recipes that can serve as great french fry alternatives. We scoured the web to find recipes to rival this terrible holiday. They all even kind of look like french fries… an even better way to fool our minds.
1. Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Crème Fraîche from bon appetit
By baking sweet potatoes, you cut out the major nemesis, oil. Skipping the bad ingredients and gaining fiber and vitamins A and C? Sounds like a plan.
2. Rutabaga Fries from Peanut Butter Fingers
Rutabaga, the love child of a cabbage and a turnip, is a great source of potassium and vitamin c. You may even been pull a fast one on the kids with these!
3. Crunchy Green Beans with Curry and Toasted Coconut from bon appetit
A little snap and crunch keeps these treats fresh. You’ll feel fresh after treating yourself to these green beans!
4. Parsnip Fries from Popsugar Fitness
Parsnips are high in folic acid, vitamin K, and fiber. This cross between a carrot and potato comes complete with a curry dipping sauce in this recipe. [Photo via ilovemesomegreens on Flickr]
5. Herb and Whole Wheat Panko-Crusted Zucchini Spears from bon appetit
A brother to the crispy green bean, these green treats are a great french fry alternative.
6. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas from PopSugar Fitness
These little guys pack a punch. A great a tasty way to skip the fries!
7. Crispy Sunchokes with Chile, Mint, and Lemon Zest from bon appetit
One of our favorites here! These are a must-try.
8. Beer-Battered Fairytale Eggplant with Lemon-Garlic Yogurt Sauce from bon appetit
You had us at yogurt sauce – this Mediterranean-inspired delight is sure to please.
9. Soy-Sesame Brussels Sprout Chips from bon appetit
Light and crispy brussels sprouts make for a healthy and delicious alternative to greasy fries.
10. Cherry and Plum Bruschetta from bon appetit
Another great finger food to prepare as a alternative, plus some fruit! Even better.
And there you have it, 10 great french fry alternatives to turn to when the temptations get a little too strong. You can do it!