The Alternative: Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

STEP ONE: Chop up the entire sweet potato into medium fries slices. Make sure they’re all around the same size. You can keep the potato skin on or off. (Preheat oven to 450)


 STEP TWO: Place potato slices in a bowl. Then add two tsp of olive oil and mix the oil with the fries so that the oil is fully covering the entire fry.

STEP THREE: Add cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and a sprinkle of stevia to the fries.

STEP FOUR: Place fries on a greased pan and sprinkle more of the seasonings above on the fries.

STEP FIVE: Place fries in the oven for 15 min and flip. Take the fries out and flip them. Then put the fries back in the oven for fifteen more minutes .

STEP SIX: Take fries out and let them cool.

STEP SEVEN: Dig in!!!!


  Yesterday I went out with my girlfriends for a bite to eat. As I went through the menu at this particular restaurant, I did not find anything healthy, nonetheless appetizing. That is until I spotted sweet potato fries. I figured an order of sweet potato fries would hold me over until I got home. I thought it was a good choice, fairly healthy and cheap. Just like I like it. But then I started thinking. Hmmm, how exactly are they making these fries? Are they dropping them into a pool of gross frying oil? Are they using olive oil at least? So of course I asked the waiter how they were made, and let’s just say I wasn’t please with the answer. But what do I expect right? Most restaurants aren’t very health conscious. For some reason I assumed they made them the same as me. Long story short, I cancelled my order and got a salad from Sweet Green. My point is be aware of how your food is prepared and don’t be afraid to ask. So you know I have to give you my version of healthy sweet potato fries!


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