Healthy French Fries (Vegan)

My daughters just love french fries.  What little kid doesn’t like french fries, right?  Time to make her some healthy french fries.

We hadn’t had french fries in quite some since we switched to a whole food diet.  One day, we got a bag of russet potatoes in our co-op basket, so we decided to make a healthy french fry recipe for her.

I think these french fries came out pretty good.  There was no talking when the french fries were being eaten, and there were no leftovers as they were being inhaled.  In our world, that spells success.


healthy french fries

Most store bought frozen french fries are laden with saturated fat and too much sodium, but not these.  These are fries you can feel good about giving to your kids.

This recipe would also work well with sweet potatoes.

Healthy French Fries

Healthy French Fries

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 1 hr Serves 5 servings     adjust servings


  • 5-6 russet potatoes julienned
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 2 T coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Pan fry the potatoes in the oil for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat.
  3. Transfer them onto a greased or lined baking sheet and bake for about an hour. Shake the pan every 15 minutes or so to get them to cook evenly.


Recipe Notes

Feel free to add extra salt and garlic at the end to suit your taste. We went a little easy on them since we fed them to our daughter. These would go great with my Black Bean Veggie Burgers or my Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers.