If you love your carbs but looking for a slightly healthier alternative, try replacing sweet potatoes for your potatoes when making fries. Although they are about the same when it comes to calories, sweet potatoes have lower GI and more Vitamin A than regular potatoes. Also, baking them will eliminate all fear of oil. It's pretty easy to do and can be used as a replacement for rice or as a mid-day snack. I usually add loads of spices and herbs to add flavor without piling on too much salt. Here's my favorite flavor combo:
3 Sweet potatoes, sliced into strips
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper, to taste
Place sliced sweet potato in a ziplock bag.
Add the rest of the ingredients, seal and shake well until fully coated.
Bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 for 35 minutes, turning once.
Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.