Homemade No-Tato Fries

Burger night is my favorite night of the week! I love a good burger with cheese and all of the toppings. When I began eating more homemade, real food I had to be sure to make this favorite meal of mine as healthy as possible.


Red meat in and of itself has gotten a bad reputation for no good reason. I won't go into the full argument of why you can and should still eat red meat on a regular basis, but in a nutshell natural fats like those found in red meat have taken the blame for bad health for far too long!


In my online program you learn - once and for all - that sugar is to blame and how to take realistic steps towards reducing the amount of sugar you eat on a daily basis.


One way to limit sugar is to swap out higher starch foods for lower starch options, like with french fries!


Of course if you buy your fries from a restaurant you'll have the added joy of bad oils to deal with. Finding a good, homemade version to make for your family is really going to win the game on all levels of health!


You can always use potatoes or sweet potatoes, but this is yet another option that is a little sneakier to help you and your kids get some nutritious veggies in. My kids loved them and I'm sure yours will too! ...they may not even notice they're not potatoes :)



Ingredients

2-3 large turnips, peeled

1 Tbsp avocado oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp paprika


Directions

1) Preheat the oven to 425*F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2) Chop the peeled turnips into strips, the shape of fries or wedges. Add them to a large gallon-sized bag.

3) Add oil and seasonings to the bag with the sliced turnips and shake to coat them evenly.

4) Distribute the turnips onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until tender and browned.

5) Enjoy with your burgers!