Are you convinced that you and your kids need to eat healthier, yet you wonder how you are going to get your kids to eat the healthy stuff? It is really hard on mom if the kids don’t want to eat what she cooks!
I have found that kids are more likely to like new recipes if they recognize the food, and it is something they already like. I was thinking about this and all the kids I know recognize and love french fries! Actually, I think all adults like them too. 🙂 (Keep reading for some healthy homemade french fry recipes!)
French fries have three things going for them:
- They are high in vitamin B6, potassium and vitamin C.
- They are full of healthy fats (when the right oil is used-more on that below).
- They are still cheap even if you buy organic potatoes.* This means that your child will get all the benefit of the potatoes without any drawbacks. The more healthy produce your child eats the more they are able to detox the poisons that they come into contact with. In today’s world this can be extremely important.
When making french fries it is important to use a fat that can hold up to the high heat that frying requires. The fats that can hold up to the highest heats are animal fats. Some healthy animal fats include grass fed tallow and pastured lard. Palm shortening can also hold up to high heats.
If you make baked fries and keep the oven temperature to around 350 then you can use Coconut oil or Olive oil. Coconut oil can also be used for pan frying, but wouldn’t be good for deep fat frying.
If you have read my blog for a while you know that I am a big believer in the right kind of fats. They are very important for overall health and immune health. I know the right fats have helped me be so much healthier-they are a part of the reason that I am healthy now.
Below I have some delicious french fry recipes for you!
Healthy Homemade French Fry Recipes for Kids
Other Kid Friendly Potato Recipes
Here are a few other very kid friendly potato recipes for kids who like tater tots and hashbrowns. 🙂
I know your kids are going to love these recipes! You may also be interested in Healthy Chicken Nugget Recipes for Kids.
*I don’t buy everything organic, but I do buy organic potatoes because potatoes usually have a high pesticide load. The Environmental Working Group tests produce samples every year for pesticide residues and they had this to say about potatoes: The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other produce!