Make the Most of Yummy Fall Root Vegetables!

I LOVE Root Vegetables. They are colourful, packed with nutrients, yummy and satisfying! Here is a recipe for Sweet Potato Fries taken from the Clean Eating Club. (www.cleaneatingclub.com)

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Because they’re lower in glycemic load than white potatoes, sweet potatoes are much better for blood sugar levels and sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients like fiber, vitamin C, and beta-carotene.

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 pound)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place a non-stick baking sheet in the oven.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes.  Cut into 3-inch long and 1/4-inch wide sticks.
  3. Toss the potato sticks with the oil, sea salt, oregano, paprika and black pepper.
  4. Spread the sticks on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Turn the sweet potato fries after 15 minutes and bake approximately 15 minutes more or until a light brown.  Be careful when turning because the sticks will be soft

Tips for Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries can be a little tricky in terms of getting them to turn out crispy.  Try these tips for crispy sweet potato fries:

  • Be sure your baking pan is not “over crowded” and that the sticks are spread out as much as possible.  Use two baking sheets if necessary.
  • Do not bake sweet potato fries with any other foods in the oven.
  • Lining the baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (shiny side up) seems to turn out crispier fries.  Using parchment paper or foil also prevents the fries from sticking as well.
  • After baking for 30 minutes, if the fries are not as crispy as you’d like, take them out of the oven and loosen with a spatula.  Return to the oven and bake another 5 minutes.

Nutrition Info:

Serves 4

Calories:  130 |  Fat:  7 g | Cholesterol:  0 mg |  Sodium: 590 mg |  Potassium:  144 mg | Carbohydrates:  16 g | Fiber:  2 g | Protein: 1 g

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