These Peri Peri oven baked carrot fries are gonna knock your socks off ya’ll! The homemade Peri Peri Sauce is the key to making these carrot fries more flavorful. Just marinate slice carrots in the sauce, bake, and enjoy! A paleo, vegan, and whole 30 friendly snack with a kick of spice.
How to cure the Monday blues? Spice up your life with these Peri Peri Oven Baked Carrot Fries. Easy Peri Peri Sauce included. Mmm k?
This week I will be writing about new experiences. Food, health, and life related. I hope to entertain you as well as enlighten you. But most importantly, I hope these cool new recipes and healthy tips will nourish your body and soul. I’m also aware I might bore you to death with nerdy nutrition or Corny Cotter moments. Take it or leave it. I get it, it might not be your thing at the moment. Secretly I hope it is! ?? *insert group hug emoji *
OK so here’s the thing; two things really, maybe three.
One….. peri peri sauce is so underrated. It’s so easy to make and flipping delicious on all the things.
Two. Carrot fries are also underrated. Oven baked carrot fries. I feel like sweet potato and zucchini (or zoodles) have gotten all the love lately. But poor carrots, they are SOOO appreciated. Cheap, versatile, the forgotten superfood.
Three. Darn, I didn’t mean to have three things to blab but we’re going with it . So three, ya three. South American, South Asian, and African flavors/recipes need to make their way more into our western society homes more often. Kids (and picky eaters) need to branch out. There, I said.
Really y’all. These ethnic spices/food are so healthy, nutrient dense, affordable, and full of fiery flavor. In fact, the Kiwi (aka husband) and I both have a special place for both Africa and South America in out hearts. Which is probably why we love spices on our food. The kiwi was born in New Zealand but also raised for a few years in South Africa and then traveled across to globe at a young age. Thailand included. Me? Well, I first traveled abroad to South America and the age of 12. Part of a student exchange. I ended up going to a different country each year until i was 17. Then at 21 I spent a summer in Africa working at a orphanage. Bet you didn’t know that about us, eh? Anyway, we were both lucky enough to experience these country’s food and culture!
Which made me realize this today…. Spices, real food, and the techniques in which you cook food can add so much NOURISHMENT to an ordinary meal. See, there’s that nourishing part.
Just like these Peri Peri Marinated Baked Oven Fries. Ya, that sauce? The Peri Peri sauce is made with birds eye red peppers. These type of peppers are often found in Portuguese, African, or Thai cooking. And they pack some serious heat! But don’t worry, the Peri Peri Sauce I’ve created has been a little tamed. I’ve blended these peppers with a few red bell peppers, jalapeños, onion, and chili flakes. LOL, ya that’s tamed compared to original peri peri sauce.
What makes this peri peri sauce and oven baked carrot fries so
healthy, nourishing for the soul and body?
?Chili Peppers contains up to seven times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. Chili peppers can help fight congestion, support digestion, reduce inflammation in the muscles, and contains a good source of antioxidants. Not to mention folic acid (B complex vitamins).
? Carrots super high level of beta-carotene (a form of Vitamin A) that acts as an antioxidant to reduce cell damage done. Good for the skin, good for eyes, good for the soul. Yes, I just said soul again. .
Now combine that spicy peri peri goodness with oven baked carrot fries and you got yourself a MEGA flavorful SUPERFOOD snack. Ugh, I need another word beside superfood. Hmmm .. Um… delicious nutritive earthly grub? Sure, why not. Now let’s get to the grub of a recipe. Oven baked carrot fries for the win!
Nutrition with Sauce to dip
Alright, my plan to entertain, inform, and nerd you out is complete.Peri Peri Marinated Oven baked carrot fries are a must make. Great for an appetizer, side dish, snack, you get my point. Good grub!
No boring cooked carrots dish here. HOLLAH!.
Have you ever made carrot fries? Peri Peri Sauce? YOU MUST try. Really!