RECIPE: Oven-baked Sweet Potato Fries
If you’re like a lot of us here at Good Measure Meals, you’ve probably set some goals to eat healthier, cook more, or lose a few pesky pounds in these first few months of the year.
But in case you thought we were immune, we’ll just go ahead and lay it out there that we, too, often get hit upside the head with strong cravings for…say…French fries. Not speaking for anyone in particular here, just giving — you know — a general example. For a friend.
Hopefully by now, you’ve gathered together a strong support system and tangible goals to help keep you from…say…rushing to the closest fast food drive thru and supersizing a binge order. Just for example, of course. That’s not what starting smart and committing to your best self looks like this year. This year, take advantage of some tips from our awesome dietitian nutrition coach, Alissa, and look that craving straight in the eye and say, “I can do this better than you. I’ll beat you at your own game.”
Take, for example, these delicious oven-baked sweet potato fries. Not only will these satisfy your craving for fried food without the unnecessarily high quantities of grease and salt, sweet potatoes also contain higher levels of vitamins A and C than regular white potatoes, as well as fiber and potassium.
Don’t just jump right in to 2017 without a plan. Start Smart in 2017 when you commit to your best self. We’re here to help!
- 2-3 Sweet Potatoes -- Georgia-grown, whenever possible! Anticipate about 1 sweet potato per person.
- Olive oil - 1-2 Tbs, applied incrementally until sweet potatoes are coated
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Any other herbs or spices you enjoy -- Try sprinkling cinnamon and nutmeg for a sweet dish, or paprika and chili powder for a spicy kick. (Or rosemary, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning… the possibilities are endless!)
- Pre-heat oven to 450° F
- Peel sweet potatoes (if desired) and slice into wedges or strips.
- Coat with olive oil and spread on sheet pan.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper and the other herbs you selected to fulfill your cravings.
- Roast until potatoes start to brown and are slightly crispy, about 20-30 minutes, turning half-way through.
- Remove from heat and enjoy!