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What to avoid: Restaurant French Fries

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Restaurant French Fries

French fries are loaded with saturated fat, sodium, and calories. Although many fast-food restaurants offer trans-fat-free fries, that doesn’t make them healthy. Here’s a look at the nutritional breakdown for an order of large French fries from three fast-food chains.

Alternative: Oven Roast Fries

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Calories: 105
    • Protein(gm): 3
    • Carbohydrate(gm): 14
    • Fat, total(gm): 4
    • Cholesterol(mg): 3
    • Saturated fat(gm): 1
    • Dietary Fiber, total(gm): 1
    • Sodium(mg): 262

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Starch(d.e): 1
  • Fat(d.e): 1
INGREDIENTS
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 medium baking potatoes (1-1/2 pounds total)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8  – 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Procedure

1.   Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with heavy-duty foil; brush with 2 teaspoons of the oil. Set aside.

2.   Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Transfer to a large bowl. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil; toss to coat. Sprinkle potato wedges with salt and pepper, tossing to coat. Arrange potato wedges in a single layer in prepared baking pan.

3.   Bake in a 450 degrees  oven for 12 minutes. Carefully turn potato wedges; sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and golden. Serve immediately.

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