Monday, September 29, 2008

Carrot Fries

From Jenny Craig Gourmet

What do you do when it's 4 o'clock, you are starving and dinner isn't for another 2 hours? Make carrot fries! That's what I've been doing the past few days. I read about these on the Jenny Craig Forums and I was definitely intrigued...and did I say, hungry???

4 pm has traditionally been my snack time. I've usually just gotten home from work and I have a habit of snacking - probably one of the reasons I ended up where I'm at weight wise. So I had to find a way to get a little snacking in without violating the "diet" (I put that in quotes because I'm really not thinking of this as a diet but a lifestyle change. Diet means there is an end point. I can't stop eating this way because I know I'll gain every pound back and then some). When I read about these carrot fries I couldn't wait to try them. And I've made them nearly every day since. My husband even thinks they're great!

Heat your oven to 450 degrees. Peel the skin off of about 3-4 carrots and cut into french fry size pieces. Pile them on a cookie sheet and spray with PAM. Mix them up well to coat with the PAM and then arrange them flat on the sheet. Put them in the oven for 30-45 minutes. Toss them about every 15-20 minutes so they cook evenly. When done (I like mine a little crispy) remove from oven and put them in a bowl. I put a little freshly ground sea salt on them. YUM!

1 comment:

CJ Arabia AKA Knitorious N.I.T. said...

are they really gonna be crunchy? I'll try it but they gotta be crunchy. I've lost 30.8 lbs as of today and I need to eat more veggies.