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Fueling the Fight: Oven Fries

Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:07 AM

These are wicked good – a nice alternative to deep fry potatoes. Colleen Takagishi, Registered Dietitian at NorthShore’s Kellogg Cancer Center, wants patients to know that it is not an absence of carbohydrates that we should achieve but rather a balance. In moderation, potatoes are good for you!

HealthyFrenchFries

A potato about the size of a computer mouse has approximately 100 calories, where the skins provide fiber and complex carbs provide good energy for our muscles and brain. Additionally, the potassium is great for those going through chemotherapy who sometimes need extra potassium – one medium potato is equivalent to 925 mg of potassium, making this one of the highest potassium foods. Colleen usually serves these fries with a large salad, roasted asparagus or cauliflower, and grilled salmon or chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground pepper

Optional: dried rosemary

Directions:

  1. Spread the slices on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil, turning the potatoes to coat them well.
  3. Sprinkle the pinch of salt and pepper or rosemary over the potatoes.
  4. Roast uncovered at 375⁰ F for 30 minutes*

*Time will vary based on the thickness of the potato slices.

Nutrition Information (per serving):
Calories: 145
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Fat: 5 g
Fiber: 2 g