Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Delicious Treats That Won't Tip the Scales - Day #1

We all want to indulge in tasty treats now and then; but if you're avoiding all those typical treats - chips, milkshakes, candy, cookies, cakes, and so forth - where do you turn? Are there still sweet and delicious foods that are healthy but still qualify as treats?

The answer lies, in part, in using substitutes. Fried and/or sugary foods may be off-limit, but you can substitute moderate amounts of healthy fats and oven-baking for the fried foods, and natural sugars and sweeteners instead of white sugar.

I thought I might share some recipes with you over the next few days for some tasty treats you might like to try.  Today's is one of our family favorites: oven-baked "fries." 

The crunchy saltiness of French fries and potato chips is almost irresistible, at least in my world. Instead of fried potatoes, why not try oven-baking them?

Oven Baked Fries


olive oil
salt, pepper, seasonings

  1. Cut washed potatoes into fry-sized strips or sticks.
  2. Toss them in a little oil, about 1 teaspoon per potato. 
  3. Stir in seasonings of your choice (such as salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, etc.)
  4. Bake at 425 for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

 These are so delicious!  The whole family loves them - give them a try!
Have fun in the kitchen,


  1. Ha! Caro turned up her nose at oven fries and I made something very similar to this and she loved them ! Wonderful recipe.

  2. These look excellent. I'm going to try this. Can't wait to see what you share tomorrow.

  3. These look like something my kids would love. I am not much of a fries fan. We will try these when the temperature goes down a bit.