French fries are a guilty pleasure for many – and a balanced culinary nutrition lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to go without them! What’s key is learning how to create healthy French fries that offer us a range of nutrients to help support our health goals.
For us at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, healthy French fry recipes are ones that are:
- Tossed in nutritious cooking oils (as opposed to rancid conventional ones)
- Made with a variety of vegetables, not just white potatoes
We’ve included a mix of classic recipes using white potatoes and more adventurous ingredients like root vegetables, winter squash and even beans and legumes. If you’re on the fence about sweet potato or carrot fries, these 20 Best Healthy French Fry Recipes will give you the boost you need to hop over to our side!
20 Best Healthy French Fry Recipes
The Best Crispy Oven Baked Fries
Learn the secrets to creating perfectly crispy and healthy oven-baked fries.
Shoestring Sweet Potato Fries
Grab your spiral slicer and get ready for ultra-crispy and delicious, healthy French fries!
Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
Avocado lovers will adore these oven-baked vegan, and gluten-free French fries that have a crispy outside and soft, creamy interior.
Maple Garlic Delicata Squash Oven Fries
Delicata squash is a great healthy french fry option because it’s jam-packed with nutrients AND you don’t need to peel it. Win!
Baked Jicama Fries
Cultivate the beneficial bacteria in your gut with jicama, which is a good source of prebiotics for your microbes to feast on. Yep, this is how tasty and a healthy French fry can be!
Oven Baked Carrot Fries
Any homemade burger would love to be cozied up to these glossy carrot fries.
Sweet Potato Wedges with Tahini
Calcium-rich tahini is the perfect alternative condiment to ketchup – its slightly smoky/bitter flavour offsets the sweetness of the yams. Yum!
Vegan Furikake Fries
Furikake, a seasoning mix made with seaweed, sesame, salt and sugar, adds a special twist to this low FODMAP French fry recipe.
Crispy Golden Eggplant Fries
Yep, you can transform eggplant into a healthy French fry. This Paleo recipe shows ya how it’s done!
Ultimate Vegan Loaded Fries
Amp up your healthy French fries with protein- and fibre-rich chickpeas, along with a spicy-as-you-like-it sriracha sauce.
Cajun Parsnip Fries
This recipe is vegan, Paleo, Whole-30 and low FODMAP compliant, plus comes with a homemade recipe for Cajun seasoning.
Mediterranean Chickpea Cauliflower Tots
Go rogue with your tater tots by using chickpeas and cauliflower. You won’t regret it.
Baked Zucchini Fries
A vegan, gluten-free and keto-friendly recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to bake.
Baked Chickpea Fries
You can revolutionize your french fry game by converting chickpea flour and water into the most delicious fries. You’re welcome.
Oven Baked Paprika Rutabaga Fries
The rutabaga is a wonderfully unappreciated cruciferous vegetable and there’s no better way to get acquainted with it than by making healthy French fries.
Butternut Squash Fries
We love butternut squash any which way – from savory squash muffins to smoothie bowls to dairy-free soups – but there’s something about golden butternut squash fries that puts a big smile on our faces!
Baked Polenta Fries with Spicy Marinara Sauce
Like chickpea fries, a mixture of polenta, water and spices becomes a crunchy and crispy bowl of fries. We always opt for non-GMO when eating corn.
Crispy Baked Artichoke Fries
These salty and crispy fries hit all the flavour and texture notes you crave, and there is a gluten-free option for both the flour and breadcrumbs used in the recipe.
Baked Shoestring Fries with Fresh Chives
A simple and easy recipe for healthy French fries that you can alter with your favourite herbs and spices.
Roasted Beet Fries