Baked Sweet Potato Fries

photo 1So, what a good follow-up to my last post! This goes perfectly on a plate beside my Turkey Burgers.

It’s a common misconception that sweet potatoes are SO much healthier for you than regular potatoes. But from a nutritional stand point, they are basically the same. So don’t go and eat a thousand of these thinking you’re being a good kid! But!!! One thing about these fries that can make you feel a little better about eating them, is that they are baked and not fried. Oh, and they’re delicious! 🙂 Below is a comparison of the two…pretty similar, huh?

1 Cup Sweet Potatoes:

  • 180 calories
  • 0 grams fat
  • 41 grams carbs
  • 4 grams protein
  • 7 grams dietary fiber
  • Glycemic Index for 150 gram serving (boiled): 46
  • Rich in Vitamin A, C, & B6, manganese, and potassium

1 Cup White Potatoes

  • 186 calories
  • 0 grams fat
  • 42 grams carbs
  • 6 grams protein
  • 4 grams dietary fiber
  • Glycemic Index for 150 gram serving (boiled): 50
  • Rich in Vitamin C, B6, folate, and potassium

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1-2 Sweet Potatoes, depending on how many you want to make, 1 potato makes quite a few.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Old Bay, optional
  • Olive Oil

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Preheat oven to 425º. You can leave the skins on the potatoes, or peel. I choose to peel mine. Peel Sweet Potatoes, and then cut in small strips. Try and keep the size of each piece similar so they bake evenly, and in the same amount  of time. Put Sweet Potatoes in a bowl, and drizzle with Olive Oil and toss with you hands. Add a dash of salt and old bay, and a generous bit of pepper… don’t be afraid here… lots of pepper makes these better! Toss. Add Sweet Potatoes to a greased baking sheet, making sure to leave space between each piece. If you let potatoes touch, they wont get crispy like fries. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn each one over, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until they have browned a little bit.

Enjoy 🙂

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