Pimp My Health: 6 Healthy Makeovers For Your French Fries

Mmm, who doesn’t love a bowl of tasty french fries, right? They’re a crispy comfort-food that can’t be beat. Especially when slathered in salt and ketchup and accompanied by a juicy burger (which we pimped for you last week). True, french fries can be delish, but if you’re not careful, they can also be pretty unhealthy (the second part of their name says it all). So rather than try to eat “just one” (because, who can?), we gathered up some simple ways to pimp your fries and make them healthier. Take a look and then dig in!

Photo: myrecipes.com

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    • Smee

      How long does this stay good for … Expiration date? I’m not a big ketchup user and I’m afraid my son wouldn’t use this amount quickly.

      • Gigi

        The recipe probably won’t make even 1 1/2 cups. It’s just 6 oz of tomato puree, 1/2 cup carrot puree, a little water that will evaporate during the cooking and a few other tablespoons of misc things. As written, unless you double it, it’s not going to make nearly the amount shown in the photo.

        However, if you did decide you wanted to keep it, I’m positive you could can it.

    • Rebekka

      Same question!! Expiration date??

    • Stephanie

      I imagine it’s shelf life is that of the products you are using.

    • Carol

      How is the taste compared to store-bought ketchup? Does it taste similar?

    • suzyhomemaker

      This is so funny because I actually made homemade ketchup beginning of June and it just started going bad. I just did a post about it here.


      I used 24 ounces tomato paste as a base, so I made a good amount.

    • cherecnj

      Sorry but using other vegetables doesn’t make fries much healthier, esp if you pan or deep fry them. The only health tips are using homemade ketchup and baking the fries.

    • Sheila

      Buying canned tomatoes is just as bad as buying the ketchup. There’s all kinda of garbage in canned goods.

    • Adrienne

      Hi there. That ketchup photo was taken by me. I appreciate that you put my web address in the post, but next time please ask or at least link back. Thanks.

    • KL Woodsy

      Oh wow! Thanks so much for this recipe. I have a homemade ketchup recipe too. I use sugar instead of carrots. I’m DEFINATELY going to try the carrot puree. Here’s the link to my recipe: http://kathy-whatsfordinner.blogspot.com/2010/07/ketchup-big-batch-recipe.html