September 1, 2021 in How We Eat

Improve Your Gut Health with Jicama

Healthy Jicama Fries

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Healthy Jicama Fries

Shared by Dr. Daniel Hartwell

Healthy Jicama Fries

We have another quick and easy recipe for everybody! This one has only a few ingredients that can all be found at your local grocer. Today’s will be jicama fries. These are a fantastic substitute for the typical potato fries.  Jicama has a good amount of health benefits as well. Some of these benefits are being low calorie, filled with antioxidants and other nutrients, and contains a substance inulin (not to be confused with insulin). Inulin is a great prebiotic fiber, so its provides great nutrients for our gut bacteria and can help those good gut bacteria thrive. But we’ll get to the part that you actually came for, how to prepare this French fry substitute. (Melissa Groves, Healthline.com)

Ingredients
  • One jicama or precut jicama fries
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Seasoning of choice (salt and pepper taste just fine but make it with your favorite)

Of course we want to start by preheating our oven (425 degrees) or air fryer (400 degrees). If you purchased a whole jicama it will need to be peeled and then slice into 1-2 inch pieces and then toss them into a pot. The skin of the jicama is thick and rough, so we’ll want to get all of it off. Keep in mind this is a thick and dense root, so make sure we are using a quality knife (while being extra careful to not accidentally knick ourselves). In the pot, the jicama fries will need to be boiled for about 8-10 minutes. Drain and let cool, then pat dry. Next toss them into a bowl and we’ll lightly drizzle our oil over our fries to give us a little bit of crisp and then coat with your seasoning. Toss them around with a fork to get an even coat. Throw these bad boys onto a pan in a single layer and pop them into the oven or air fryer to cook. If you’re using an oven, we’re going to bake them for 30 minutes. If you’re using an air fryer, the cook time will be 20-25 minutes. In both cases you’ll want to rotate the pan and flip the fries half way through cooking.

Reference

Groves, M. 8 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Jicama. Healthline.com. 08/22/2021.

Our Message

Our Chiropractors in McKinney, located near the corner of Eldorado Pkwy. and Ridge Rd., take a natural approach to getting rid of soreness caused by low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, etc. We know how important getting the right amount of nutrients and movement is to your health. Through Chiropractic adjustments and education, we teach our patients the best ways to relieve pain with Chiropractic and without medicine. So try this Healthy Jicama Fries recipe to stay healthy and let us know what you think!