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Guiltless Potato Fries

Health Perks: High in potassium, fiber, vitamin C, protein, iron, and magnesium.

What They Replace: French fries, which have almost 500 calories per serving.


  • One medium baking potato (3-inch diameter)
  • Cooking spray
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic power
  • Onion flakes
  • Salt, pepper, and paprika to taste
  • 1 tablespoon flavored bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Scrub the potato and slice into 8 pieces lengthwise. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Place the potato slices on the tray. Mist with cooking spray. Sprinkle with onion powder, garlic powder, onion flakes, salt, pepper, and paprika. Then sprinkle the bread crumbs. Coat lightly with cooking spray. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, until crispy. Spray a light coat of margarine spray before serving.

Nutrition: (1/2 potato) 95.5 calories, 0.3g fat, 21g carbs, 2.65g protein, 2.5g fiber, 62.5mg sodium

Serves: 2

Prep and Cooking Time: 50 minutes

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