Healthy snacking… It should be a way of life. Little indulgences are okay during breakfast or lunch time. But not acceptable during evening bites. This topic is written and read and discussed over and over again.. But who follows all that anyway?!
I have my weaknesses… I know them… So let’s go over the culprits. I love french fries.. I adore potato wedges.. & oh.. forgot potato chips.. So the common thread is potato! Yup.. I love my potato ~ deep fried! Nothing beats that. But after trying the baked versions of all these potato treats, I’m sold! They taste every bit as delicious and not one bit skinny! So they have become party favorites at our house.. I still indulge in these fried treats when it is junk food day which does not happen regularly so it’s fine.
So on a lazy Sunday afternoon, instead of my favorite baked potatoes, I made these carrot sticks. Really crispy, low-fat and dee-lish! Carrot sticks covered with dry thyme, salt, black pepper & onion powder and thankfully not smothered in too much oil! Just a bit… Yaay!! 😀
And yeah, going along the skinny way I served them with light mayonnaise.
Feel free to use potatoes or sweet potatoes instead of carrots.
Skinny Carrot Sticks
Serves: 2 or 1 😉
- 300 gm carrots, peeled and cut into 1-cm thick fries (about 4 medium sized)
- 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp dry thyme
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- freshly cracked black pepper, a pinch
- salt, to taste
- 2 Tbsp light mayonnaise (I used American Garden’s)
Preheat the oven to 200 C/400 F. Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing and turning halfway.
Serve them hot with mayonnaise.
*For even crispier sticks, throw in 1/2 Tbsp bread crumbs also to the mix.
*Feel free to add whatever you like to your mayonnaise.
*Feel free to use potatoes or sweet potatoes instead of carrots.