Food & Recipes

These Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries Are Almost Too Good To Be Healthy [Video]

You will never look at a carrot the same way again.

Ah vegetables. Some people either love them or hate them, don’t they? Do you or your kids struggle to get enough of this essential food group? (And no, french fries don’t count.) You’ve heard it before and we promise it’s true: Vegetables do not have to taste bland and boring. Find the right recipes, and you won’t just end the struggle to incorporate veggies into your diet, you’ll find yourself clamoring for them.

Need some ideas? This recipe from Tasty for Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries is likely to do the trick. Carrots by themselves are great in hummus and all, but coat these babies in some garlic, Parmesan cheese and parsley, and stick them in the oven and you’ll forget you’re even eating a root vegetable. Plus, you can get your fix of french fries without all that guilt, as these carrot fries are baked, not deep fried.

To make this super simple recipe at home, all you’ll need are some fresh carrots and parsley, plus some staple items you probably already always have at the ready: oil, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then it’s as easy as:

1. Slice up the carrots into fry-shaped sticks.

2. Toss them in all of the other ingredients.

3. Spread them out on a baking sheet and pop in a 400°F/200˚C oven for 15-20 minutes or to desired crispness.

4. Let them cool for five minutes, then enjoy with reckless abandon—they’re veggies after all!

For additional guidance and exact proportions, be sure to watch the video, which also includes an awesomely simple recipe for a dipping sauce on the side made from Greek yogurt and lemon juice.

Be warned: The recipe says it serves two, but we recommend doubling/tripling/quadrupling it because the are seriously that good. We promise you’ll never look at carrots the same way again. Healthy never tasted so good.