I made another batch of my one point fruit sauce over the weekend. I am lucky that Hannah goes in spurts of making fruit smoothies, and I have about five bags of frozen bags to choose from at any given time. It made me think of all the things I’ve taken for granted while she has been living with me these last two years. First – abundance of frozen fruit. Second – hair care products. I think Hannah could open a Sally’s beauty store out of our bathroom – that girl loves her product. Pretty sure I haven’t spent any money on shampoo, conditioner, razors since she moved in.
I’ve been having a hard time finding the 5.3 ounce containers of plain Chobani, so bought a big container. I measured out a cup (3) with my (1) fruit sauce and a banana for a 4 point breakfast. You wouldn’t think this is very filling, but it really is. And another great way to use my stem less wine glass 😀
I got together with my sister and our friend Jenny for our walk. We call ourselves the “Walk Stars” and our 45 minute walk goes by in a flash with all our talking. As we were walking I saw this soup place – Soup Barz on Wells. I had a roast beef low carb wrap and an orange and needed to accessorize my lunch. And you all know what a soup whore I am!
The guy behind the counter could not have been friendlier. We could sample as many soups as we wanted, but after the first taste of the cheesy cauliflower soup, I was sold. I did think it needed a bit more of a kick, but that’s probably just my taste buds. My sandwich was 5 points and I am calling this soup 6, based on other similar soups on the WW app.
I was a bit hungry as I was leaving the office, so had a Premier protein chocolate drink for the train ride home. When you go to Starbuck’s just as, for a doppio shot (two shots of espresso) over ice, in a Venti cup. It only costs $2.17 – when you add the whole container of the Premier protein, it will fill it up to the top. Only 2 points and 30 grams of protein. That way when I walked in the door an hour later I don’t have the urge to eat everything within five feet with me because I am not starving.
I defrosted 90% lean beef in the fridge yesterday while I was at work to make bunless burgers, but really had a taste for fries. But it was a lower carb day for me. A quick google search of “low carb fries” and I saw parsnip fries, and thought – hey, I have carrots! So carrot fries it was. Here’s the thing though – it came out perfect in my head, but this could have easily been a recipe fail. Happily, these turned out amazing! It helped that I seasoned them with Trader Joe’s everything but the bagel seasoning. I am almost out!
Now I will say, I deep fried these fries. But I will always say that deep frying doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not healthy. Since I have a deep fryer, it holds the exact temperature for frying – so when a food hits the hot oil, it sears the outside, and barely any oil gets absorbed. It’s when you don’t have the oil at the right temperature that it just gets oily. I love that these were crisp on the outside, and still had a crunch of a raw carrot when you bit into it.
Since the carrots were on the sweet side, I loved the spicy pineapple fruit ketchup to balance the sweetness of the fries. Oh snap, I just saw they now have a mustard! I am going to get that. I may have to do a giveaway of a sample of these products soon. 😀
But I digress – here is the recipe!
Serves the whole recipe!
I think you could pan fry these as well in a bit of grape seed oil. They could also be baked at 350 for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
4 minPrep Time
4 minTotal Time
- 3 medium carrots, cut in half if really big
- 1 teaspoon flour
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons fat free half and half
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon everything but the bagel seasoning
- Mix the flour, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and everything but the bagel seasoning. In a bowl, add the half and half. Dip the carrots into the half and half, then coat with the cheese mixture. Deep fry at 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with salt when they come out of the fryer. Pair with a spicy dipping sauce.
I’ve gotten a few questions off line asking if I miss the carbs, and truthfully, I don’t. That being said, I still love them and am looking forward to pancakes for breakfast tomorrow.
Another busy day at work – T-minus 8 days until our office move – so much to do, so little time!
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