Monday, February 28, 2011

Are you a FRY FAMILY?

My child like most enjoys food of the unhealthy variety. Since he is not like most children and at age 2 ½ we discuss things like his cholesterol and blood pressure we try to offer him heart healthy versions of the foods he does enjoy. (We try and make a normal situation out of un-normal circumstances)
So in search of these healthy alternatives Mason and I have been on a cooking quest… That is right I have been cooking up a storm with help of course from Mason.
Together we have been busy in the kitchen!
Since children really are the best critics I thought I would give you one of Mason’s favorite HEART HEALTHY FOOD ALTENATIVES!

So are you a Fry Family?
Cheese Fries
-1 spray olive oil / cooking spray
-2 large uncooked Russet or Idaho potatoes (Peeled and cut into ¼ inch strips
-1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
-1/4 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
½ cup low-fat shredded cheese (Cheddar, Colby and or a sharp variety)

-Pre-Heat Oven to 400*F.
-Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray
-Arrange potatoes on prepared baking sheet; Season to taste with salt and pepper.
-Bake 20 minutes / Flip fries and bake until golden brown (estimated another 20 minutes)
-Cluster potatoes together on baking sheet and sprinkle with cheese; bake until cheese melts (about 5 minutes)

Note: This recipe is also great with out the cheese


Kelsey and Mason!

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