Monday, February 2, 2009

carrot french fries

The last several months were spent eating a glorious diet that consisted of fat and simple carbs (bagels with cream cheese, cookies, crackers,cake, waffles with peanut butter and dinners from the vending machine at work)....and a few steaks. NOTHING has been blog-worthy...

I slept more than 50% of the day this weekend and was still tired. Combine that with my failed attempts to start running again in the past week, and I concluded that I must be suffering from a terrible disease...or my abysmal eating habits have caught up with me.

So I went to the grocery store and bought vegetables and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Today, I had high hopes and bought a GIANT carrot at lunch (half pound!). I promptly decided I couldn't possibly eat it like that... So, I made carrot french fries for dinner! And it was actually good - tasted like sweet potato fries :) To make: Slice the carrot into fry-shapes, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, seasoned salt and pepper and baked it at 375 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.

I also ate salad. A dinner of fresh vegetables! I feel better already, but I give this 3 days til I'm back at the snack machine....

5 comments:

Rainmaker said...

Very nice and creative. Kinda like those fancy blue and purple root vegatable potatoe chips they make.

YogaMango said...

Wow a one pound carrot? Carrot fries sound wonderful!! maybe I'll try some tonight ;-)

Im glad you're bloggin again!

Sundhari said...

wow great idea! I have some rather large diameter carrots that I was just thinking are a little too large to eat just like that. I think Tad might also enjoy some carrot fries!

on the menu for tonight, thanks for the idea!

PS- I have the same sleeping problems. Who knows, maybe I have a random disorder, but I found that eating more veggies and limiting my intake of fast-absorbing carbs helps me stay awake

Sundhari said...

tonights dinner for me & tad: Pan-seared Mahi fillets (mm omega-3 fatty acids), CARROT FRIES!!, and roasted beets and turnips. Just wanted you to know that I am ACTUALLY making them tonight!

SuperSnail said...

Keep up the good work!