We all have that one moment in our oh-so-healthy life where we crave french fries and nothing seems to win over the tug of these addictive french fries! But life offers a savior to anything and everything. Enter- Carrot Sticks! Your french fries are now safe! And if you are wondering where the ketchup is, you gotta read the previous blog, because it’s in safe hands too.
One portion of french fries you’ve been munching on provides 312kcals. The fat content would shake you like a bag of Piri-Piri fires! The web would say 15grams but it could easily go 25-30grams. These french fries aren't always fresh and most food outlets choose to prepare them much ahead the time and store them frozen instead. They are at times prepared 90 days prior, in the factory hub, and then delivered to each outlet where they are cooked in the oil which is recycled several times. As it turns out, this oil becomes carcinogenic for the next batch over a period of time.
When it comes to our healthy swap, the only c-word you gonna hear is Carrot! These Carrot sticks will not only add nutrition but are also taste great together. A few carrot sticks can provide as low as 12kcal and are light and crunchy to munch on along with hummus dip. Carrots have banks of Vitamin and Minerals and you would always want to grab your beta-carotene points from them. The carrots could be baked or seasoned with pepper and some masala to add the spice on.
The heavy salt threshold in french fries has a way of damaging your health, gradually leading to a pile of health problems. Who wouldn’t grab fat-free carrots in exchange for french fries?
This healthy swap is going to swap your salty moments with vitamins and you won't regret it.