Crunchy Fennel Fries

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Fennel is a seasonal bulb-like vegetable that’s loaded with fiber, and nutrients like heart-healthy potassium, brain-healthy folate, energizing vitamin B6, and it’s got great digestive properties too. Fennel has a fresh and crunchy texture and makes for a great addition to salads, side dishes and your favorite classic meals, whether it’s raw or cooked. In this recipe, I wanted something cooked and crunchy, so I turned the fennel into fries. No oil is necessary because leaving it out keeps the fennel fries nice and crunchy. Serve them on their own or with your favorite veggie burger, like these lentil and quinoa burgers.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced
  • sea salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Prepare the fennel by washing, removing the tops and slicing the fennel bulb.
  4. Place the fennel slices on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping once about halfway through.
  5. Let them cool for a few minutes before serving and sprinkle with sea salt for extra flavor.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Servings: 1-2

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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