Sweet potatoes are a delicious healthy treat. Packed with vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, iron, potassium, beta carotene and magnesium. Unlike white potatoes, a sweet potato releases its sugar more slowly which prevents sugar spikes.
My favorite sweet potato recipe?
Cajun sweet potato fries.
Cajun-spiced sweet potato fries baked to crispy perfection. Simple, healthy, fast and packed with spicy-sweet flavor! Just 9 ingredients!
2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean (organic when possible)
2 Tbsp olive, canola or melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1.5 tsp garlic powder
1.5 tsp smoked paprika
1.5 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried (or 2 tsp fresh) thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper*
OPTIONAL: 1 Tbsp sugar of choice (coconut + cane are best)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Leave the skin on and cut sweet potatoes into thin, even match sticks with a very sharp knife.
Transfer to two baking sheets and drizzle with olive oil. Then sprinkle with seasonings, sugar and toss.
Transfer fries to 1 large or 2 baking sheets and arrange in a single layer to ensure they crisp up.
Bake for 15 minutes and flip/stir to cook on the other side. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, or until brown and crispy. You’ll know they’re done when the edges are dark brown and crispy.
Remove from oven and either serve as is, or drizzle with a bit of maple syrup or honey to offset spiciness (optional).
* If you aren’t into super spicy foods, just scale back on the cayenne a bit for slightly less heat without sacrificing flavor.
* Cajun spice mix adapted from bon appetite .
Nutrition Information — Serving size: 1/3 of the recipe Calories: 265 Fat: 9.8g Saturated fat: 1.4g Carbohydrates: 43g Sugar: 1.2g Fiber: 6.7g Protein: 2.7g
One of the ladies in my challenge group shared this recipe with me. (A challenge group is a virtual place where we come to check in when we finish out workout, share recipes, provide encouragement and inspire each other to be better people. If you are interested contact me or visit the ‘healthy life’ tab!)