For a healthier take on this popular snack and side dish, switch out the potatoes for parsnips. Parsnips contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including dietary fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin C.
Think about this: Half a cup of sliced, cooked parsnips has 3 grams of fiber, only 55 calories, and one-fifth of your daily vitamin C needs. In addition to frites, you can also make parsnip chips. What a perfect way to change up your snack!
- 4large parsnips, peeled, sliced into sticks
- 3Tbspolive oil
- 1/4tspblack pepper
- 1cupfinal shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking pans with aluminum foil and grease lightly, or just use parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss parsnips, oil, salt, and pepper.
- Add 3/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, toss to coat.
- Arrange parsnips in single layers on baking pans. Bake for 15 minutes or until browned on bottom.
- Turn parsnips over and sprinkle with the rest of the Parmesan cheese. Bake for 8 more minutes or until browned. Serve while hot!