Greek Baked Fries with Feta & Oregano Recipe combines our family favorite baked fries recipe with a little flavor spin from Greece! Our family has loved baked fries for decades because they’re so simple to toss into the oven as a side dish. We also like that they’re healthier than fried potatoes with all the flavor that gives any restaurant a run for its money! 🙂 The Greek spin comes into the picture with the greek feta cheese crumbles, greek olive oil, squeeze of lemon juice, dried oregano, and a variety of greek olives for serving. You may have heard of the famous “Greek Fries”~ they are served in homes and restaurants in Greece. I love them so I decided to make a healthier version to share for Fit Friday today!
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Ingredients in our Greek Baked Fries with Feta & Oregano Recipe
- Greek Feta Cheese- Feta is a brined, white cheese with a soft and creamy texture. Compared to other cheeses, it’s low in calories and fat. It also contains a high amount of B vitamins, phosphorus and calcium, which can benefit bone health. Additionally, feta contains beneficial bacteria and fatty acids.
- Potatoes- Potatoes have fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. Potatoes contain significant amounts of fiber. Fiber helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease.
- Oregano- leaves of the oregano plant have antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, diaphoretic, increase bile secretion, expectorant and stimulant. Oregano has been found to have antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic activities.
- Olive Oil- is widely recognized as one of the world’s healthiest oils. In fact, people tend to live longer and healthier lives in regions where olive oil is a staple part. It is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, contains large amounts of antioxidants, strong anti-inflammatory properties, may help prevent strokes, protective against heart disease.
- Kalamata Olives- good source of fibre, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K. They also provide some magnesium, phosphorous and potassium per serving as well as B vitamins.
- Fresh Lemon- Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids, which are antioxidants. Antioxidants help remove free radicals that can damage cells from the body. These nutrients can help prevent diseases and boost health and wellbeing are some of the possible benefits of consuming lemons.
- Sea Salt- Sea Salt is mostly composed of sodium chloride, a compound that helps regulate fluid balance and blood pressure in the body. Since it’s minimally processed, it contains some minerals, including potassium, iron, and calcium.
We hope you’ll enjoy today’s Greek Baked Fries with Feta & Oregano Recipe more of our Greek recipes!
In the photo you’ll see a traditional Horiatiki Greek Village Salad. I love these too! Oh my. I’ve made and enjoyed so many of them during my extended quarantined stay in Athen, Greece! B e sure to check out some of our other Greek inspired recipes and delight in the beauty of Greece in our Culinary Journey Around the World posts. Here are a few for you to enjoy:
- Greek Feta and Roasted Pepper Spread with Flat Bread
- Cucumber Mint Yogurt Sauce
- Greek Fasolatha Soup
- Mediterranean Lasagna Recipe
- Greek Lamb Burger with Yogurt Mint Sauce
- Blueberry Lemon Mastiha Cocktail Recipe
- Mediterranean Couscous Salad
- Lamb Meatballs with Mint Tomato Sauce and Quinoa
- Yiaourti Me Meli
- Mediterranean Cheese Board
- Dutch Oven Lamb Stew
- Mediterranean Spinach Salad Recipe
YAY. . . we are tossing it to Miss Nichole for Fit Friday!!
The sunshine is inviting more and more people to lace up their shoes and head out on the roads and trails these days. It is easy to dismiss resistance work or weight training when you are heading out for regular runs, but supplementing your running with some strength exercises will help prevent injuries along with helping you run faster and stronger.
This doesn’t mean you should grab your weights and start doing a bunch of bicep curls, as a runner that isn’t going to help you at all. Instead you want to focus on a strong core and muscles that will keep you running.
A solid upper body helps runners keep their shoulders back and chest open, all of which allows for strong deep breaths.
Keeping your core engaged is essential in stability and maintaining good posture.
Another essential element is hitting those legs some, not heavy and not hard. In order to keep musculature balance and joints strong and protected squats and walking lunges will be incorporated as well.
You can take these moves and incorporate them into a strength program you are already doing. If you are not doing any sort of resistance program I encourage you to start. Take these 10 moves and go through it 2×15 twice a week.
- 4-5 russet potatoes, cut into 1/2 match sticks
- 1/4 cup greek olive oil
- 2 cups greek feta cheese crumbles
- 2-3 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1-2 teaspoons sea salt
- squeeze fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Coat baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl toss cut potatoes with olive oil and half of sea salt.
- Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes; stirring twice.
- They need to be slightly browned and soft in the center.
- Place on serving plates, top with feta cheese, oregano, and squeeze of lemon juice.
- Enjoy your Greek Baked Fries with Feta & Oregano Recipe!
Join me in Greece with these Greek Baked Fries with Feta & Oregano Recipe!
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