Crispy Rutabega Fries

While you may have never cooked with rutabegas before I highly recommend you start!  These root vegetables are a powerhouse of support to your gut microbiome. First off, they are a rich source of fiber and magnesium helping to prevent and ease constipation.  Speaking of fiber, these as well as many other root vegetables contain prebiotics-a type of plant fiber that acts as food for your gut bacteria (ie probiotics).  This helps keep our gut environment healthy and alive:)  It is also a functional food in the sense that it is naturally anti-fungal and therefore helps fight off any candida or yeast overgrowth in the body.  Feeds the good bacteria and kills the bad bugs?  Yes please!  You will love my healthified variation on the typical french fry below and your gut will thank you.

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What you need:

  • 1 Rutabega
  • Avocado or coconut oil
  • Paprika,dried parsley, garlic powder, pepper, sea salt

For those of you wondering….this is a rutabega:

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I recommend looking for them in the section of the store where the parnsips/turnips or other root veggies are.  You can always ask the workers in the produce section:)

How you do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 375; wash and peel rutabega
  2. Cut off each end and then stand up on the flat side to cut in half
  3. Cut rutabega into fries-roughly 1/2 inch thick each
  4. Toss in avocado oil (~1-2 T) on a lined sheet pan
  5. Coat with spices above (I tend to just shake a bunch of spices on without measuring but I would recommend roughly 1 tsp paprika, parsley, garlic powder + 1/2 tsp salt and pepper each
  6. Bake for ~25 minutes or under golden and crisping around the edges

Tip:

 

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