French fries are the ultimate fried munchie food, but they are generally not the go to snack for the diet-conscious foodie. So if you’re looking to indulge without the bulge, these skinny fries are the perfect snack for you. Instead of using potato- the ultimate carb overload- you can go skinnier with turnips.

Turnips are root vegetables with fewer carbs and calories than a potato. They are high in antioxidants and boast impressive anti-inflammatory benefits… oh, and they taste pretty close to a potato, making them the ultimate fry-swap. And if you bake them properly, you won’t miss all of that grease your fries usually sit in, as they get crispy and golden brown from the baking process.


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

Servings: 1-2 (depending upon how hungry you are)

1 large turnip
Sea salt, to taste

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F
2. Peel turnip and cut  into fry-like shapes.
3. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, and spread your fries in an even layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt.
4. Bake for 15 minutes on one side, take them out and flip them over, and bake for another 15 minutes until golden brown.