Fries are a great bite-sized comfort food. They’re the perfect size to snack on between or alongside a meal, whenever they’re within arm’s reach your hand naturally gravitates between them and your mouth. They’re all well and good until you realize the consequences of eating them- they’re high in carbs, fats, and overall unhealthy.
For people like me that aren’t willing to give up their bites of happiness, turnip fries are a wonderful invention. They retain the bite-sized crispiness of original fries, but lose the unhealthy aspect and add in health benefits (not the insurance kind, sorry).
Turnips are full of fiber including vitamins A, C, E, K, and B1. Turnips also contain minerals such as calcium, iron, and potassium. They are also dense in folates, phosphorus, and protein. All of this comes at only 34 calories per turnip on average- which your waistline will thank you for! To maximize their benefits and keep out unhealthy consequences, bake your fries in the oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes to get the crunch without the deep-frying.
Worried that they won’t taste as good as the original? Turnips go well with all sorts of seasonings, so get creative and try them all! Your body and taste buds will be happy with these turnip fries every time.
By: Eon Kyong