Put the French fries down. Seriously… nobody needs that in their body. Instead, try a snack of fresh sliced jicama sticks. Delicious!
What is jicama, you ask? It’s one of those veggies you walk right past at the market… it looks like a potato on the outside, looks like a radish on the inside, and tastes a bit like an Asian pear. My pint size diners call jicama a “fruit vegetable” because it’s sweet. Even better than the taste is the nutritional punch – jicama is starchy, with enough calories and carbs to make a filling snack, and offers a LOT of fiber and vitamin C. Take that, French fries!
Simply cut a jicama in half, trim off the peel, and slice into French fry size sticks. Sprinkle with cinnamon (not sugar, just cinnamon) and enjoy. Sometimes, healthy eating really is this simple!
5 replies to “30 Second Snacks: Jicama Sticks”
Wow, I’ve never heard of this creature before. I mean vegetable. Do they taste the same?
Jicama looks like a potato, but tastes like a pear. Quite a fun veggie!
A potato pair. That sounds funny.
Definitely a must-try for me! Thanks for the share! I learned something new everyday! 😀