Does your significant other every bring home something you don't normally eat on a weekly basis? I should learn my lesson, yet occasionally I still give the hubby the list and he will go shopping for me. Inevitably he brings home more than on the list and some other items the kiddies won't eat.
This was the case last week. He brought home PARSNIPS! Why? Because he likes them. So I pondered for awhile as they sat in the back of my fridge for a few days and decided to just roast them with carrots. Then in my sneaky head I thought the color resembled the beloved fries my kids love! HA...HA! I cut them like matchsticks and called them "fries".
I wish I could report they devoured every last one. Not a chance. I can report they immediately wanted a bite of them upon seeing them! The success here is that they each TRIED my fake out fries! And the oldest picky child who hates all things carrots actually said these were the best tasting carrots he has ever had. And trust me I MAKE him eat them often. Doesn't it take something like 14 times of exposure before a child will actually somewhat like a certain new vegetable?
I will most certainly be making this again because hubby and I LOVED them!
Servings: 6* Calories per serving: 128* Fat: 5g* Fiber: 6g* Carbs: 21g* Protein: 2g* Points+: 3* Old Points: 2*
Roasted Carrots & Parsnip Fries
- 1 pound carrots, peeled, sliced in half, then lengthwise matchstick style
- 1 pound parsnips, peeled, sliced in half, then lengthwise matchstick style
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoons dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional: chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl, toss the vegetables with the oil and thyme.
- Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Lay the vegetables on the balking sheet, try not to overlap.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Baked for 25 -30 minutes until tender and slightly browned around edges.
- Serve immediately and top with parsley if desired.
Doesn't this look like a french fry????
Would I be able to store this in the freezer if I wanted to have leftovers?
I'm sorry I've not done it, we've always eaten them up, but I think once cooked you could freeze then thaw the night your wanted to reheat them.
Go you! Too many parents these days don't even make their kids try things anymore! I grew up in a household where we ate what we got or didn't eat or get rewarded and it had nothing to do with money. Sure there are things I don't like or as an adult have grown to like. I truly believe you need to try things many times before you can say you don't like it. I still make my hubby do it too!
How much is consider 3 points?
What a great idea, these look so delicious! I LOVE your blog, so glad to be your newest follower! xoxo
Thanks Kelly! So glad you stopped by! I've been following you and your delish recipes for a while now, LOVE your blog!