We’re using a garlic infused coconut oil to make these healthy roasted parsnip fries! The flavor is incredible and you may want to eat the whole pan.
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Before sitting down to write this post I made a point to get outside for my “daily walk”. I typically like to get outside in the middle of the day at least once. Working from home 100% has it’s pros and cons, but two days in a row I “forgot” about getting in my walk outside to break up my day. I just let myself go go go until before I knew it Drew was home and we were ready to make dinner. Sometimes I’ll let my daily walk slide if I don’t want to break my productivity or I’ve started my morning with a workout. Or say I happen to need to “run” to the grocery store, then I count that as my time outside. But of course by “run” I actually mean drive… so really I am counting the 2 minutes total I spend walking outside to and from my car, plus in and out of the store. Pathetic, I know. But over two days I didn’t even get to the store. I literally stayed inside…all. day. long. I didn’t even get the mail. I felt so pathetic! I love being outside, yes despite the heat and humidity, I enjoy the outdoors. It’s a break away from all of the tasks on my list, the dishes, the kitchen mess, everything. It’s also happens to be a nice little form of exercise while I’ve likely been sitting for too long. Being outside, even if it’s for 10 minutes, helps clear my mind and start fresh before getting back to a project or beginning a new one. Do you feel me? Even when I worked in an office all day, my department and I would go on daily walks and it was something we looked forward to each day. It’s a part of that “routine mindset”, that helps keep me moving forward. If you need something like this to look forward to each day (and in turn possibly boost productivity) I highly recommend finding something like a daily walk, mini yoga session, or even a reading break to keep you going 🙂
Oh, right. The food! So something I can’t seem to get enough of lately are parsnip fries. For whatever reason, I’m a little obsessed at the moment. Parsnips have become that thing I get at the grocery store, but they’re never actually on my list. Kind of like brussels sprouts. 🙂
What makes these parsnips extra irresistible is the garlic infused coconut oil.
Yes, you read that right. GARLIC. INFUSED. COCONUT. OIL.
Once you skin and cut the parsnips into little strips, all you have to do is toss with the garlic coconut oil and sprinkle on some salt, pepper, and a little bit of all-purpose seasoning.
Bake in a preheated oven at 375F for about 25 minutes and you’ve got yourself some irresistible parsnip fries.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Wash, trim and cut parsnips lengthwise, into about 3″ strips, 1/2″ or so wide.
- On a rimmed baking sheet toss together parsnip strips with coconut oil until coated. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and seasoning. Bake for 12 minutes, then take pan out and flip fries. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden and crispy.
— I do not recommend using this particular coconut oil at higher than 375F, as the smoke point is not that high and the parsnips/coconut oil will burn.
- Serving Size: 1/4th
- Calories: 145
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 361
- Fat: 7
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 6
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 20
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 1
- Cholesterol: 0
Seriously though… irresistible I tell you. I could have eaten the entire pan.
- Do you work in a place where you can take daily walks?
- Do you make a point to get outside each day?
- How do you feel about parsnips?
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