No matter how many different foods I introduce to my son, he inevitably asks for French fries. While I’ve tried to appease him with other veggies that I think he might go for, the struggle always remains the same—he’s fries or die. I’ve finally realized the trick to a side my kid will devour just as quickly as fries is to mimic fries with other foods however humanly possible. Whether it’s in shape, texture, flavor, or “dipability”, some combination of those four factors seems to be the magic formula that has him requesting something else other than French fries with his meals. Right now he’s partial to sweet potato fries with a little cinnamon added. While it’s not exactly a heaping side of kale salad, it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Chances are you’ve racked your brains trying to come up with foods that aren’t French fries that your kids will eat, too. I’ve got a few healthier alternatives to French fries for you to whip up right at home in your kitchen, guaranteed to make your kids forget about fries entirely.
Check them out in the slideshow.
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