Celery Root Fries
If you're getting a little sick of the tried and true sweet potato fries and are looking to mix it up, these celery root (or celeriac) fries are perfect! When first transitioning to a whole foods diet or when we are super busy it can be really easy to get stuck in a rut and eat the same things over and over again. This is ok!
It's a great idea, though, to make an attempt to eat a variety of vegetables to ensure that you are getting the wide array of nutrients your body needs. The beautiful array of colors in vegetables represent over 25,000 good for you phytonutrients or chemicals that are beneficial to our bodies. It definitely pays to "eat the rainbow!"
Additionally, eating a variety of plant foods helps us optimize the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut which has a big effect on our overall health and well-being  I find that instead of trying to mix it up every single day, I go for every week. I try to bring in one or two new veggies every week that I can experiment with in addition to my staples.
Celeriac is a pretty funky looking veggie, but it's surprisingly delicious! It does have a hint of celery flavor, but with a potato-like consistency. You can prepare it in any way you would other root vegetables (think mashed, pureed, as soup or chips) but these fries are an easy way to start. I get mine at the farmer's market, but you can find celeriac at most grocery stores (you've probably just passed it by before!)
Celery Root Fries
1 lb celery root (or celeriac) about 1-2 bulbs
Preheat oven to 400 (f)
Peel and cut celery root into 1/2 inch wide sticks
Toss with olive oil and salt
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown
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