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Golden Jicama Fries

Golden Jicama Fries

Golden Jicama Fries

Check out this awesome keto jicama recipe full of nutritious benefits and nutrients. Super easy to make, these tasty golden jicama fries take less only an hour to prep!

Do you follow a low carb diet and ever feel yourself gravitating toward a plate of warm, crispy french fries, but, just barely, stop yourself from indulging…? Yeah, ME TOO. Ohhh, have I got the solution for you!

I have put together this recipe for Golden Jicama Fries that is going to absolutely blow. you. AWAY. Topped with fresh parsley and cooked to crispy deliciousness, this dish provides nutrients, is ultra low in net carbs, AND, to put it simply, is just SO TASTY.

In just an hour of your time, you can have these delicious jicama fries prepped, baked, and ready to be eaten! Just wait. This golden jicama fries recipe is going to become your new go-to.

Low-Carb Golden Jicama Fries

If you adhere to any variation of keto, low carb, paleo, or Whole30 diet lifestyles, you are probably used to skipping on the fries. Well, today is your lucky day, because these fries are compliant with ALL of those diet types! Totally low carb, a serving of these ahhhh-mazing fries only contains 3.1 grams of net carbs. Yes, you read that right! 3.1 grams only!

These keto jicama fries are seriously delicious, and the PERFECT alternative to regular potato-made fries. Healthier (one serving contains only 62 calories!), just as easy, and just as tasty!

What is Jicama?

You may be wondering what jicama actually is. Native to Mexico, jicamas are a root vegetable similar to a turnip! From the outside, they have a coloring similar to a russet potato but are shaped like an onion. Frequently compared to a potato, pear, and water chestnut, if this is your first time eating jicama, you’re going to be wondering why you didn’t start eating this vegetable sooner!

In addition to being delicious and super versatile, jicamas are jammed packed with nutrients (vitamin E, calcium, and zinc, just to name a few!). High in fiber, one cup of jicama contains 23% of the recommend daily intake for women and 17% for men.

Additionally, jicamas are FULL of antioxidants that have been shown to lessen the risk of several diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. These little vegetables pack a nutritional-punch!

Benefits of Turmeric

Within this recipe are a variety of spices, including onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and turmeric. Together, the spices give these keto jicama fries a seriously tasty edge. Like the jicama itself, these spices also provide health benefits, most notably, turmeric.

Did you know turmeric is SUPER beneficial when it comes to health? This spice is quite mighty, and can literally act as a natural alternative to Advil. Studies have shown that people have taken turmeric in the place of Advil and experienced the same pain relief. How awesome is THAT?!

In addition to relieving pain, turmeric is also great for helping with digestion, thanks to its antioxidants. It improves liver function AND can help to reduce the risk of cancer. This tasty combination of ingredients provides you with awesome anti-inflammatory nutrients that help your overall health!

How to make Golden Jicama Fries… It is SO easy!

Slice peeled jicama into fries and add to boiling salted water and boil for 10 minutes. Transfer boiled jicama to a large mixing bowl.

Drizzle jicama with avocado oil.

Sprinkle jicama with salt…

garlic powder…

…some paprika…

…and turmeric. Using tongs, toss until jicama is fully-coated in oil and spices.

Golden Jicama Fries


If you’re missing french fries, you NEED to try these Golden Jicama Fries! These baked jicama fries are a perfect side dish, appetizer, or snack for those following keto, low carb, paleo, Whole30, and vegan diets. Ditch the traditional french fries and try these baked jicama fries!

Wow these look great. I have not tried jicama but browsing the webs it looks like jicama or turnip are the closest things that resemble actual potatoes in terms of looks. Hopefully they match the taste.

Hi, Sandy! Did you follow step #2 and boil the jicama? This step is to fully soften the jicama before crisping them up in the oven. As for burning on the sides, did you flip them halfway through bake time? Perhaps your oven runs a bit hotter?

These were absolutely delicious! I’m always a little skeptical to try things I haven’t had before, but the chance to eat something similar to french fries?! Count me in! They were so easy to make and the mix of spices was exceptional. Thank you so much for the idea! We will be having these again for sure!

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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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