Baked fries made of parsnips, rutabaga, turnips and carrots are a fiber-filled—and supremely satisfying—side.

Serves 4


  • 4 parsnips, peeled, cored, and chopped into long 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 1 rutabaga, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into long 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Lightly coat the vegetables with cooking spray and toss with the rosemary in a large bowl.

Place the vegetables on a sheet pan and place in the oven. Bake until browned, about 20 minutes, tossing regularly.

Remove from the oven and season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 144 calories, 3 grams protein, 34 grams carbohydrate, 8 grams dietary fiber, 11 grams sugar, 1 gram total fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 89 milligrams calcium, 151 milligrams sodium.

From The Best Life Diet Cookbook by Bob Greene. Copyright © 2009 by the Bestlife Corporation. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.


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