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Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

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!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries VThese 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


Ingredients

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


Instructions

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)


Food Facts

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.


Healthy Benefits

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.


Shopping Tip

I found prepped sweet potato spears at Trader Joe’s and many supermarkets also carry bags of prepped them.


Storage Tip

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

 

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called <a href="http://www.skinnykitchen.com">Skinny Kitchen</a>. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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Friday 15th of January 2016

Thanks Ladies for sharing my recipe. I haven't made it in ages but plan to this weekend. I hope you enjoy them Andrea! With my very best wishes, Nancy

Andrea Bates

Friday 15th of January 2016

Such a simple recipe that looks delicious. I might need to make some today!

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