Amazing Asparagus Fries with Chipotle Aioli
One thing that is amazing about eating a low carb diet is all of the new ways you find to make old classics. Craving pancakes? No problem, you can make low carb pancakes. Need ice cream? There’s a low carb option for that too. If you really want French fries, there is a low carb way to get those too! It really is amazing how you can stick to your diet and enjoy healthier versions of the foods you want the most. Now back to those French fries….
Since traditional French fries are made with potatoes, they are 100% off the table when following a low carb diet. But you know what you can have instead? Asparagus fries! Long and skinny, flavorful and nutritious, once you have asparagus fries, you won’t ever want to go back to those boring old potato fries ever again.
This recipe for low carb asparagus fries is made by dipping the asparagus spears in whipped egg whites and then into a seasoned almond flour, parmesan mix. When the fries bake (that’s right, no frying needed!), a beautiful crust forms around the asparagus giving it a satisfying crunch. The almond flour lends a rich, nutty taste and the cheese, well, salty parmesan is good on everything!
While these asparagus fries are flavorful enough on their own, they are paired with a spicy chipotle mayo that only takes about a minute to whip up. Mayonnaise, tomato paste and chipotle powder are all you need to make a perfect dip that beats ketchup any day! Mmmm this dip….you are going to want extra…just a warning!
Besides being low carb, asparagus is simply a much healthier option over potatoes so if you are trying to eat healthy, it is the clear choice of fry to pick. Asparagus is naturally very low in calories but boasts an impressive amount of vitamins and nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamin K which is imperative to overall bone health. Asparagus is also high in folate which promotes cell growth and rejuvenation (eat asparagus and look younger? Sounds like a win!).
Like most green vegetables, asparagus is high in antioxidants including vitamin E and vitamin C. Antioxidants will help lower blood pressure, act as an anti-inflammatory, have anti-cancer effects and can help boost the immune system. Asparagus is also loaded with fiber meaning it will help improve your digestive health and overall gut health. How can so much nutrition be packed into one little asparagus spear?!
It seems pretty clear that eating asparagus is amazing for your health. When you get to eat asparagus in a super delicious way, like with this recipe for asparagus fries, it seems like a no brainer! Next time you are craving fries, grab this recipe and you will get to enjoy a nutritious, mouth-watering fry like you have never had before. You will never think about potato fries again! Enjoy!
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