8 Alternatives to Fries

Summer Fries Alternatives

Published On July 11, 2014 | By Toni Spilsbury | Food

Crispy Doesn’t Have to Mean Fried

Apparently I missed National French Fry Day – did you celebrate!?

Fries can grease you up and slow you down – so celebrate responsibly by replacing those fried empty calories with crunchy, delicious {and nutritious!} alternative recipes from Veria.com, an online extension of Veria Living TV Network offering holistic health tips and original online video.

The “8 Baked Alternatives to French Fries” roundup includes recipes from Peggy Kotsopoulos – host of “Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures,” on Veria Living TV Network as well as recipes from various health-conscious food bloggers from around the globe including: Sweet Potato & Jicama Fries, Crispy Cheddar Baked Fries, Polenta Fries, Avocado Fries, CarrotFries, Asparagus Fries, Turnip Fries and Zucchini Fries…is your mouth watering yet?!


8 Baked Alternatives to Fries

Here they are…. the healthiest alternative to those empty-calorie fries.  Oh, how I love fries, but I bet I’ll love these even more.


1. Avocado Fries – Recipe


Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto



2. Sweet Potato & Jicama – Recipe




3. Crispy Cheddar Baked Fries – Recipe




4. Polenta – Recipe




5. Carrots – Recipe




6. Asparagus – Recipe




7. Turnip – Recipe




8. Zucchini – Recipe




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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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