These crispy baked turnip fries have been trending because of 2B Mindset! Veggie fries are popular right now, and these healthy fries are a family favorite!
Baked fries are always a better option than deep frying, but potatoes don’t always make the cut for my healthy lifestyle! With these turnip fries I can have the flavors that I love without sacrificing on my goals.
More healthy french fry recipes:
If you haven’t tried baked veggie fries like these before, you’re missing out! They’re a great source of vitamins and nutrients, and the flavor is delicious! Everyone knows about sweet potato fries and sometimes we’ll try zucchini fries at a restaurant but did you know you can actually make healthy veggie fries out of other things too?! I have a great recipe for carrot fries that you should try! Check them out and let me know how you are enjoying these healthy baked fries!
Why try turnip fries?
Did you know that turnips are a great source of protein? They are also full of amazing vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. If you are looking for a vegetable that can do it all, this is the one! These turnips fries are a tasty alternative to the potato variety, but they’re also a healthier french fry!
In any healthy diet, like the 21 Day Fix and 2B Mindset, vegetables are a must! In 2B Mindset, you shouldn’t have carbs after lunch so when dinner time rolls around you’ll be looking for some substitutes and alternatives. These turnip fries give you the texture and taste that you are looking for but without the starchy potato base!
How to make turnip fries:
Making these turnip fries could not be easier! These healthy baked fries is quick and simple. Check out how these veggie fries come together in a flash!
Preheat oven to 425F
Fit a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment and oil with 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil.
Slice turnips into fries – preferably thinner than a 1/2″ thick.
Toss the fries in coconut oil and sprinkle with dehydrated garlic and paprika. Toss to coat evenly.
Spread the fries evenly on the cookie sheet, with no overlapping fries.
Place a head of garlic with the top chopped off on the cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through.
When the fries are almost fully browned, add a sprinkle of parmesan for the last two minutes (if using).
What do these baked turnip fries taste like?
These healthy veggie fries taste great. They’re a bit peppery by nature but they’re not spicy, so don’t worry about that! Turnip fries don’t taste exactly like french fries but they have a similar texture and taste to regular baked fries.
You can season these turnip fries any way you’d like to make them taste more spicy, or perhaps like ranch or another popular flavoring. That’s the great thing about a neutral flavored vegetable…you can transform it into almost anything!
Tips for making crispy turnip fries:
- Slice the turnips thin so they cook faster and get crispy
- Use parchment paper to soak up extra moisture
- Use dehydrated/dry garlic powder for this recipe, not fresh–then it doesn’t add to the moisture in the fries
- Spread the fries in one layer on your pan, make sure they’re not stacked or overlapping at all
21 Day Fix & 2B Mindset Nutritional Info:
21 Day Fix Container Count:
Fill green container = 1G
1.5 tablespoons oil is 4.5 teaspoons
Negligible blue for parmesan
This is an excellent vegetable option. Pair it with your choice of protein for lunch and dinner. They make a great side dish for all of your summer grilling recipes as well!
Turnip Fries | Healthy Fries Printable Recipe:
- 2 lbs turnips (approximately 4 medium-sized turnips)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated garlic
- 1 head garlic, top removed
- 2 Tablespoons parmesan, optional
- Preheat oven to 425F
- Fit a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment and oil with 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil.
- Slice turnips into fries - preferably thinner than a 1/2" thick.
- Toss the fries in coconut oil and sprinkle with dehydrated garlic and paprika. Toss to coat evenly.
- Spread the fries evenly on the cookie sheet, with no overlapping fries.
- Place a head of garlic with the top chopped off on the cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through.
- When the fries are almost fully browned, add a sprinkle of parmesan for the last two minutes (if using).
- Fresh garlic is used to cook with, and doesn't end up on the recipe. You can make a dip with it after it's roasted if you'd like!
21 Day Fix Containers: Fill green container = 1G
1.5 tablespoons oil is 4.5 teaspoons–count what you used depending on your serving size.
Negligible blue for parmesan