Carrot fries! Guest post by Jenn


Happy Monday everyone!  Since Biz is travelling – she asked me to do a blog post today. 

It was a gorgeous weekend here in Chicago – 70’s and sunny! I even set my alarm on Saturday to exercise! Crazy! I was so glad I did. I live only a few blocks from our local high school track – walked fast for 1 hour 🙂


So, as some of you know – I’ve been on Weight Watchers for 12 weeks now. I tried to get a group going in my office, but I didn’t have enough people. Turns out the company on the 6th floor has had an ongoing meeting for 5 years, so 4 of my co-workers and I were able to join their group. They could not be nicer people – and they also include their New York office so we Skype with them as well. And our leader is amazing too – she’s been at goal losing 75 pounds for 15 years. If you were to look at her, you would never guess she was overweight at all at one time.

So, the great news is I’m down 20.5 pounds! Biz and I had success back in 1999/2000 both of us making lifetime with Weight Watchers, so it’s a program we know works. For people who were doing Weight Watchers last year, they switches from Points Plus to something called Smart Points. The difference is Smart Points gears you towards healthier food choices, making things that are high in sugar or not so nutritious higher so that you might make a better choice. I love it – I get 30 Smart Points a day + 35 points I can spend (which I save for Party Pizza Friday). I am enjoying getting creative and making BIG portions of food for as little points – I haven’t given up drinking some beers on the weekend, or of course my pizza, but I make it fit in so it works. I’ve also been walking a ton – my highest steps in a day was 22,000 – but I walk at least 10k – 15k steps a day. I also downloaded a squat challenge on my phone – I’m on day 21 of that (I had to do 145 squats yesterday!) and that’s been fun to challenge myself too.  You can download it here for FREE

I am posting all my food on Instagram with Points – Please follow me at Jenncooks0319

So over the weekend, we were planning on making burgers Saturday night. Previously I had seen on Instagram a blogger post about Carrot fries – and I am not going to lie, they looked amazing! See her recipe here . No one else in my family wanted to eat them, so I ate them all! 4 SP for the serving you see on my plate. Mine didn’t turn out quite as pretty – but they were amazing. Dipped in bbq sauce – it was like I was eating fries!


Carrot fries
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212 calories
15 g
25 g
9 g
19 g
5 g
249 g
784 g
7 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212
Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 784mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 carrots
  2. 2 egg whites
  3. 2 tablespoons water
  4. 1 oz. freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  5. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash and cut carrots into French fry sized pieces
  2. Place the carrots in a bowl. Whisk together the egg whites and water, and coat the carrots.
  3. Add the Parmesan Cheese and stir together coated each carrot fry with cheese.
  4. Bake on a silpat for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees - turning once until browned.
My Bizzy Kitchen http://www.mybizzykitchen.com/
Have you ever had carrot fries?  

If anyone has any questions about Weight Watchers – feel free to email me at slim-shoppin@comcast.net  – I’m happy to help. 

Here’s to a great week everyone! 

Jenn @  www.slim-shoppin.com




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  • Biz
    April 18, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for filling in for me today Jenn! Totally trying out those carrot fries when I get home. Love you! I just have to tell you – you are so pretty and look an awful lot like me! ???

    • Julie
      April 18, 2016 at 10:20 am

      I had to look twice to make sure it wasn’t you Biz. You both are beautiful women.

      • Biz319
        April 18, 2016 at 10:24 am

        Thanks Julie! It is fun to be twins – Biz has been to my office a few times and it freaked people out! LOL – Jenn

    • Biz319
      April 18, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Ha! I was going to say the same about you! LOL

      – Jenn a.k.a your prettier sister

  • Julie
    April 18, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Good morning Jenn. It was nice to “meet” you and you are doing so well and look amazing. You really have an awesome friend in Biz but I am better it goes both ways.
    Thanks for the carrot fries recipe, just might have to give that a try really soon.
    Blessings to you and have a safe trip Biz.

    • Biz319
      April 18, 2016 at 10:23 am

      Yep – being twins it’s like having a built in best friend for life! 🙂

      – Jenn

  • Marcia
    April 18, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I had a couple of good experiences with WW. At some point, it stopped working. Right around age 39. I know the plan changes from time to time… first time I did it was 2002, it worked. Then in late 2007/early 2008 (post baby #1) it was a new plan, but it still worked.

    By the next time though, when fruits and veg were free (maybe 2011?) it didn’t work for me anymore. Kind of a bummer. I always did the on-line program. I still have some great cookbooks though.

    • Biz319
      April 18, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Marcia – some people are still using the Points Plus system since it worked for them. When Biz and I first did it, there was no cap on fiber – so for example – you could eat a whole can of black beans for like 1 point since it was so high in fiber. Then they capped the fiber at 4 grams and things that were 1 point – were now 5 & 6 – but since we lost the old way – we stuck with that. So maybe go back to the program that worked for you. I know some people following the old system that don’t actually go to Weight Watchers downloaded an app called iTrackbites that will let you do it the old way – it’s a one time fee of $3.99

      – Jenn

  • Kimberly
    April 18, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I need to make those carrot fries ASAP!!! They look scrumptious.

    • Biz319
      April 18, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Let us know how they turn out!

      – Jenn

  • Shelley B
    April 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I thought it was Hannah in that picture for a moment – you look so young, Jenn!

    Carrot fries sound pretty damn delicious, but then I loves me some roasted carrots, so there you go. 🙂

    • Biz319
      April 18, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Shelley – you made my day!!! Muchas Gracias on saying I look young & like Hannah 🙂

      – Jenn

  • Roz@lens3
    April 18, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    HI JENN!!!!!!!!!

    • Biz319
      April 18, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Hi Roz!!!!!!!!!!

      – Jenn

  • Kym
    April 18, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Carrot fries sound like a great change up. I will have to give them a try. Way to go getting in your steps. You girls really rock the daily step totals.

    • Biz319
      April 18, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Kym!!!

      – Jenn

  • kris
    April 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I love carrot fries, zucchini fries, jicama fries, parsnip,…..oh you get the idea I like all veggies, fried, baked, roasted; just bring them on. I also love this “family” blogging. Three beautiful, talented women with a sense of humor. Is there room for me in your family? Please say yes ; )))

    • Biz319
      April 18, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Kris – I love the idea of jicama fries – never thought of that!

      And yes – you can be part of our family 🙂

      – Jenn

      • kris
        April 19, 2016 at 7:51 am

        And sister dearest the easy/lazy/quick way to make jicama fries is to buy the pre-cut fresh sticks at Trader Joe’s lol.