Friday, April 8, 2011

Recipes: Sweet Potato Fries

French Fries, one of the life's little pleasures.  Crispy, salty and delicious!  Does their fat and salt content matched with their lack of nutrients make them off limits or can they be part of everyday nutrition?

With a few changes to our favorite fried food they can in fact be made with less fat AND provide some nutrients!

Change #1: 

Swap out a regular potato for a sweet potato.  More fiber and lots of Vitamins A, C, B6, potassium and manganese.  

Change #2:

Cut a sweet potato into strips and instead of dunking in oil spritz with olive oil and season as you like.  Less fat and more taste!

Change #3:

Bake in a 350 degree oven until crispy to your liking.  No frying means less fat and calories.

I paired my sweet potato fries with some leftover scallops and sea bass from a dinner out the previous night.  What a lovely, quick and healthy meal!

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