My boys love these Paleo Carrot French Fries hot out of the oven. I like baking them as it eliminates the messy splattering that results from the typical preparation of French fries –frying.
Speaking of messes, I feel like I’m cleaning up a lot of them these days. Writing a book this summer really threw me for a loop. First, I wasn’t entirely planning on it. Second, I spent just about every waking (and too many that should have been sleeping) moment(s) on the book. Now I’m feeling worn out and tired, and oh so cranky. I’m realizing that pushing myself this hard is not good and that getting back into balance will take more than one restful weekend –it might take a couple of months, or even longer.
What do you do to take care of yourself when you are feeling off kilter? Let’s have a chat (in the comments section) and toss around our ideas. Right now, I’m focusing on eating a lot of protein, getting to sleep early and taking long slow walks. Do any of you have other strategies to share? Go ahead, let’s hear ’em!
Carrot French Fries
- 6 large carrots
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- Cut each carrot into 2-inch long sections
- Cut each section into thin sticks
- In a large bowl toss carrot sticks with olive oil and salt
- Spread out carrot sticks on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Bake at 425°F for 18-22 minutes until carrots are browned
If you’re looking for other healthy vegetable recipes, Elise at Simply Recipes has one for Roasted Parsnips that looks incredible. Below is a photo of my carrot fries before the boys got their hands on ’em! I hope you enjoy these Paleo Carrot French Fries as much as we do.
And, in terms of the book that I just wrote, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour, today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day! My book will not be published until April 2011, for now, to celebrate this day, you can make the gluten-free Chocolate Cupcake recipe that I have here on my website.
Update: check out my nut-free Paleo Chocolate Cupcake recipe made with only 7 ingredients!
Breathe four breaths in hold for two and then exhale six this actually works at putting me to sleep when I’m on overload.Good luck.
Elana, thank you for your great recipes and suggestions. When I’m out of balance with life, in addition to re-committing to healthy eating, I do something outside that generates endorphins–ski (Nordic or alpine), go for a long hike, or take a mountain bike ride. That endorphin pop is critical, at least for me, to putting me back in balance.
Ellen, you’re welcome! I totally agree about getting outside and moving, it’s so important :-)
I take a nice long, hot Epsom salt bath, with a few drops of my favorite essential oil – and drink a large glass of Kombucha with ice (it’s important to hydrate while in the tub!) Sooo relaxing!
Thank you for all you do for us Elana. ❤️???
Jane, that sounds fantastic!
These were so yummy. My husband, daughter and I fought over them :). All three of us were sad when they were gone. This is something I will make over and over again. I love your site. It has helped me a ton with getting more veggies in my diet. I love salads but there is only so much salad one can eat. Thanks for all the creative and yummy recipes. I have tried several and my family has loved them all.
Traci, what a great comment! I loved hearing how your family fought over my carrot fries!
For medical reasons, I am gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and grain free. Which of your cook books will help me broaden an already restricted diet?
Hi Cynthia, all 3 of my books are gluten-free and grain-free. This one is also dairy-free and has recipes that are very low in natural sugars:
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Wow. Me too.
I get hives. It’s a nightmare. I’m so glad for Elena’s books
I would really love to share this wonderful recipe on my facebook page however there is no share option available.