Beet Root French Fries

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A few weeks ago I received a new cookbook called Veggies for Carnivores which totally made me giggle and immediately think of one of my male friends that won’t go near any vegetables…Did Lora Krulak, the author, unlock the secret to turning veggie haters into veggie lovers?

The simplicity of ingredients and recipes makes bringing vegetables to the center of the plate a piece of cake! I don’t know anyone who could pass up these beet root french fries I made today inspired by one of the recipes in her book. She suggests you can substitute any root vegetable (carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, etc.) – but I just couldn’t resist making the fries with beautiful beets. Beets are absolutely incredible blood cleansers and can protect you from cancer by getting rid of all the toxins that enter your bloodstream… I try to eat them every week and getting them in just got a little bit more delicious – Thanks Lora!

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Food Babe's Beet Root French Fries
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Serves: 2
  • 2 large beets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Wash and peel each beet, cut into long rectangular pieces
  3. Toss beets with olive oil or coconut oil and sprinkle with sea salt
  4. Place beets on a oven safe rack and bake for approximately 25 mins, rotating half way through
  5. Beets should be slightly brown when done, serve immediately
  6. Toss with red chili flakes and lime for a kick!
Adapted from Veggies for Carnivores ***Choose all organic ingredients if possible***


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Lora kindly sent me two copies of her book, so I could share one with you!

 To Enter To Win The Extra Copy of Veggies for Carnivores all you have to do is:

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Contest Now Closed – Congratulations to Susan Lawrenz for winning Veggies for Carnivores! 

350 Responses to “Beet Root French Fries”

  1. Lori

    would LOVE it!

  2. Lisa H

    Would LOVE to have this book & get some veggies on the table!

  3. Kaila

    Would love to use this cookbook to make some yummy food for my two year old. :)

  4. Bria

    I love beets. This looks awesome!

  5. April

    Ooooooo! My hubby and I are on our way to being full vegetarians and we would LOVE to try out these recipes!

  6. richa

    sounds amazing! cant wait to make this! suggest any dipping sauce for the side?

  7. Denise

    You mean veggies can taste delicious??? ;) YUM!!

  8. jane cordeiro

    Can’t wait to try this at home and share it with my family and friends!

  9. Becky holm

    I love this concept! With this book I could help my other half and his 13 yr old eat more veggies in a very fun way! We live in Wisconsin where the only “veggies” people seem to eat are potatoes and corn! Bring on the healthy colorful veggies!!!:)

  10. Vicky T

    Too cool on the beet fries! Can’t wait to try them and they are sooo good fro you!

  11. Hailed

    I’m trying this recipe soon! I love your blog. Thank you for all the fabulous information. The recipes you post are always great. I’d love to have a copy of this book. I make fresh juice every time I get a chance and I like to add beats to it. My husband, my 3 kids ages 3, 5 and 7 and I will definitely enjoy making the recipes in this book.

  12. Kathy

    I don’t like beets but am willing to give this recipe a try. The cookbook sounds great as my kids generally don’t eat many veggies!

  13. Ivy

    Dying to try this. Thank you Food Babe!

  14. Julie

    Mmmm, great idea. Will have to try these this weekend. Thanks Food Babe!

  15. Natalie B.

    Yum! Can’t wait to try this!! My family loves sweet potato fries, and I have a feeling this will be a hit, too! I wonder what other gems are in this recipe book!

  16. Karen WN

    Just ate beets last night and was looking for something new. This is it! But don’t forget the greens on the side! Thank you Food Babe!

  17. Mollie

    Wow – what a great idea! I have beets in my garden, and now I can’t wait to make these fries as a side tonight.. thanks for sharing! Would love to find more great recipes in this cookbook. :)

  18. Dorothy Wason

    I love beets. Never thought of this. Thanks! I do sweet potatoes like this and we love them

  19. Lisa

    Thanks for sharing! The book looks great too

  20. Mickey G

    Looks like something interesting to try with my fresh organic grown garden beets…

  21. Beth G

    Yes please!

  22. Sylvia Robine

    cool and the gang. I seriously love vegimals! I bake 3-4 heads of cauliflower at a time, and plan my days around which vegimal I desire that day. shopping for produce is a blast for me. problem is, my hubby doesnt feel the same way. he knows he should eat them and he is better than when we met but its the french fry that makes him happy. the french is one of many things I will not eat. I roast caulis, brussels, carrots, etc. but I never thought to cut some of these guys into french fry shapes. they might dazzle him and with a tahini or vinaigrette to dip into he might eat some beets. very cool!!!

  23. rati

    Hi Vani, the info on your website is really informative. We have been vegan/80% raw for a few years now and its interesting to note your findings on ingredients like agave. Have been looking for info to get us to the next level and then stumbled across your website. its beetroot fries for us this week! although we do enjoy yam, sweet potato and brussel sprout fries

  24. Tammy Kutsey

    I could use a book like this!

  25. Greta Landis

    I already LOVE red beets, can’t wait to try this with red beets straight from my garden!

  26. June Mitchell

    The beet fries are in the oven now. I would sure love the cook book!

  27. Allyson Reddy

    I just discovered and subscribed to Food Babe and I would LOVE to expand my knowledge of clean food and clean eating by winning this book! I’ll be making these “fries” soon!

  28. Amanda

    Subscribed! Love this!!

  29. Krishna

    Hi Vani,
    I use a Flavorwave oven especially when I want the crispy texture that usually comes from deep frying in oil, without actually having to use oil at all. I was wondering, if you have any research regarding the use of flavor wave oven. I love your blog. I have recently stopped using Microwave oven. Thanks for sharing your research!

  30. Joseph

    For people who might not like beets you can make mock french fries just by cutting up a tube of pre-cooked polenta into sticks, spraying them with olive oil cooking spray, salt and pepper, and bake.

  31. Ciara

    Can you use cooked beetroot instead of fresh?

  32. Cathy

    Boy have we got some eating challenges! I totally Love what you are about and truly want to transform our eating habits. I do not want to become sick from what the media and government tell everyone is okay to eat. We have grandchildren that we are raising and I want to give them a solid foundation on how to feed and fuel their bodies. Whether I win the book or buy it, I am excited to be in this season of my life with this new adventure in learning to eat healthier! Looking forward to this healing and transforming journey!

  33. Michelle Brunke

    I can’t wait to try out this beet recipe! I would love this book as the kids and I are trying to find new ways to get more veggies into our diet!

    • Michelle Brunke (to Michelle Brunke)

      Just noticed that this was originally from 2012, so probably done with the book drawing ;-) but the recipe idea is still awesome! Thanks!

  34. Joolie

    root fries are the besteststststs!!

  35. Kim Maas

    Yum! Sounds amazing!

  36. Lindsey P

    These sound so good! I would love to have the cookbook!!!

  37. Sami

    These sound yummy! I may spirialize them first

  38. Amy Noland

    I so want to try this! I’m not creative with veggies so this sounds great!

  39. Eric

    Beets are the best, especially athletes!

  40. Connie

    mmmmm, veggies!!!

  41. claire

    I have been growing them for a while. Live them

  42. Monica

    my boyfriend won’t touch a veggie to save his life. This would be the perfect cookbook!

  43. Bets

    I’ve not tried the beets fries – yet- –
    1st I want to state that even though I’ve eaten carrots, I’ve never loved nor craved them. –

    But that changed after I used basically this same recipe for Carrots.
    They weren’t crispy because I usually bake them on parchment paper -that way they have more of the coconut oil flavor – I did try baking on rack but they just didn’t have that extra flavor I have grown to love.

    The 1st time I baked these, I almost ate a pound for lunch – snacks – then more for dinner – but made myself hold back some for the next day. They were even good cold. So now I’m a Carrot fan & have baked them this way often for about 2 months – when I 1st found the recipe.

    So I know the beets and other veggies will be really good.

  44. Mikayla

    These beet root fries were fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!


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