Guilt-Free French Fries

If you were stuck on a deserted island, and you could pick one food to eat, what would that be?

  I know I’d struggle with choosing only 1 food, but if I had to pick, french fries sure would make it to the top of my list.  Back when I was in college, I used to think it was okay to eat a meal that consisted only of french fries.  But now I know too much.  Now I would only do that if I were in a very desperate situation, like being stuck on an island, or trapped in a McDonald’s.  Don’t get me wrong.  I still eat french fries as a part of my meal on occasion, but it’s nice to know I can make a healthy version at home.  For all of you out there on the weight loss phase of Ideal Protein the good news is that eventually you will get to enjoy these guilt-free fries!

Guilt-Free French Fries

The difference between these and plain old roasted potatoes is all in the way you cut them.  Cut these like fries, and you’ll feel like you’re eating fries.

Difficulty: Easy

Ideal Protein: Phase 4

Servings: 3


  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Cut potatoes into french fry size strips.
  3. Spray baking sheet with olive oil.  Using the spray will minimize the amount of oil used.
  4. Season potatoes with sea salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping potatoes every 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning.


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4 comments on “Guilt-Free French Fries

  1. I’ll have to give these a try. Hubby and I try to resist the almighty french frie, but McDonald’s is difficult to resist while traveling 🙂

    • I get it. That’s what I used to get when I’d do my 7 hour road trip from college to my parents’ house. One stop, 3 hours in, and my treat to keep me going was a super size fries! Hope you like these, Ingrid!

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