Top 5 Vegetables for Making Baked Veggie 'Fries' (Slideshow)



We know — it sounds bizarre considering avocado's mushy texture. But trust us on this and be warned: Avocado fries are insanely delicious and highly addictive. It turns out the crispy panko breadcrumbs are a nice complement to the softer avocado. Thank you, Closet Cooking, for changing our lives with your recipe.

Nutritional benefits: Vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and "good" fats


The versatility of summer squash never ceases to amaze. These Parmesan garlic zucchini fries from A Slo Life are shockingly good — and good for you. We used minced garlic mixed with Parmesan since we didn't have any "Parmesan garlic seasoning."

Nutritional benefits: Vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, potassium and manganese


Next time you pick up some portobellos, try battering them up and baking them! Closet Cooking once again turned comfort food healthy with these crispy baked portobello mushroom fries, which are guaranteed to leave you satisfied — without the guilt you get from actually frying fries.

Nutritional benefits: Riboflavin, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, copper and selenium

Green Beans

They've already got a good crunch; why not add some crispy? These crispy baked Parmesan green bean fries from Dashing Dish aren't battered but are instead sprinkled with garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and baked. Talk about an easy, cheap recipe: It even uses frozen green beans. 

Nutritional benefits: Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and manganese


Here's a new way to get your root vegetables during the colder months: These curry parsnip fries from the Gracious Pantry are lightly coated in olive oil, sprinkled with curry powder and salt, and baked for 35 to 45 minutes.

Nutritional benefits: Vitamin C, folate and manganese