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About this Recipe

By: Jessica

 

Sometimes I like to act like I eat things other than dessert.  Prime example, these Carrot Fries which are, in fact, EASY. Because let’s be honest, food that is hard, SUCKS.  And that just ain’t happening’ round here, ya heard?!

I love to have a starchy carb with every meal, but with white potatoes being off the table due to nightshade issues, my old pal, the sweet potato is becoming less and less appetizing at every. single. meal.  Enter carrots. These little veggies are so versatile, it’s a wonder I don’t use them more often in my meals! I’ll be honest, sometimes that added step of having to PEEL them, just annoys the crap out of me, but I promise you, these are worth it! Just like a sweet potato, but better, in my opinion!

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I guess I’m the only person on planet Earth not on the Keto train, but as intrigued as I am by it, I’ve found that while nursing and pumping, my body needs carbohydrates in a good amount to support a really healthy supply.  So for now, I love having sides like these to satisfy that need!

Did you know that carrots have a literal SHITTON of Vitamin A?  More than twice the daily requirement in most cases, which is actually amazing.  Vitamin A is necessary for a wide variety of reasons. It’s a powerful antioxidant, helping to slow the aging process, and necessary for eye and immune system health, just to name a few!   Vitamin A requirements are greatest for pregnant mamas in the last trimester, so make sure you get these bad boys in when you can!

 

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs carrots
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • optional garnish: fresh chopped parsley, dairy-free ranch
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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3

Place carrots in a large bowl, toss with ghee, herbs, and spices until coated evenly.

Step 4
Spread carrots evenly on baking sheet, careful not to crowd.
Step 5
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then flip. Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes or until desired crispiness is achieved.
Step 6

Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and/or dairy-free ranch if desired.

Step 7

ENJOY!

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