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posted: 10/4/2011 2:00 PM

Healthy "Fries"

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  • Try these roasted root vegetable fries along side a lean steak or baked chicken.

       Try these roasted root vegetable fries along side a lean steak or baked chicken.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

medium rutabaga, peeled and sliced into -inch thick strips

large sweet potato, cut into -inch strips

1 medium beet (or a very large beet), peeled and sliced into -inch strips

1 large turnip peeled and cut into -inch strips

Vegetable oil cooking spray

1 tablespoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon dried rosemary

1 teaspoon black pepper

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

Place vegetable strips on prepared pan; lightly coat the vegetables with cooking spray. Sprinkle with thyme, rosemary and pepper and bake 20-30 minutes until golden brown and starting to crisp. Serve warm.

Serves four.

@Recipe nutrition:Nutrition values per serving: 61 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated), 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein, 0 cholesterol, 62 mg sodium.

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