We all know that it’s the perfect time of year to start some new eating habits. After all the cookies and sweet treats this holiday season, we’re ready for fresh, delicious and healthy foods. You’re going to love these baked sweet potato fries. They’re delicious and so much better for you than actual fried fries!
These are the hottest potatoes in restaurants these days. And it’s absolutely no wonder – they’re so tasty. Sweeter than a regular potato and far more nutritious. Instead of deep frying, I’m baking them coated in olive oil. Each serving has 106 calories, 5 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. A medium size french fries at Carl’s Jr has an astounding 710 calories and 33 grams of fat!!!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 25-30 minutes
2 (12oz) bags Sweet Potato Spears from Trader Joe’s or 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds peeled)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. If you’re not using already prepped bags, peel the sweet potatoes and cut into ⅛ inch spears.
3. Place sweet potato spears on a baking pan. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes. Toss well to evenly coat.
4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until tender and crisp. Turn potatoes once during baking.
Serves 6 (about ⅔ cup each)
Sweet potatoes are sweeter than a regular potato and grow in warmer climates.
In America, we grow two main types of sweet potatoes. One is a pale sweet potato and the other is a darker-skinned variety.
Sweet potatoes have a high nutritional value. They’re loaded with vitamin A. In fact, one sweet potato has twice the amount of vitamin A a person needs in one day. They also contain an impressive amount of potassium, fiber and vitamin C.
I found prepped sweet potato spears at Trader Joe’s and many supermarkets also carry bags of prepped them.
Store sweet potatoes as you would white potatoes, in a cool, dry place.
Weight Watchers (old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (about ⅔ cup)
106 calories, 4.5g fat, 1g protein, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 207mg sodium, 3g sugar
FAT FACTS:for a medium Carls Jr. French fries
710 calories, 33g fat, 8g protein, 62g carbs, 5g fiber, 1790mg sodium, 1g sugar