chili powder

Carrot Fries


Here’s a fun super healthy way to prepare fries. Now you can feel good about giving them to your kids and feeding your own fries craving. To make them more kid friendly, omit the sage, and use mild chili powder instead of hot. Courtesy of Skinny Chef, Jennifer Iserloh.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes | COOK TIME: 10-12 mins


  • 8 large carrots (about 3/4 pound or 3/4 pound baby carrots)

  • 4 tsp olive oil

  • 8 small sage leaves (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp mild or hot chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt


Makes 4 servings


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. If using the large carrots, peel and cut into quarters. Cut each quarter into 4 matchsticks. If using baby carrots, simply cut each one in half.

  2. Place the carrots matchsticks in a large bowl along with the olive oil, sage leaves (if using), the garlic powder, chili powder, and salt. Toss well. Transfer to a two ungreased cookie sheet and spread out. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until carrots are soft in the center and crisp on the edges.

Nutritional Facts

(Serving size: about 12 fries): 139 calories, 2 g protein, 23 g carbohydrates, 5g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 6g fiber, 313 mg sodium