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Super Simple Sweet Potato Fries

Hi guys, long time no talk.

I want to apologize for my lack of posts this past month. Out of nowhere work got CRAZY! Yes, I know everyone has a crazy busy schedule but I’m really struggling to find time to sit down and blog after working 10+ hours per day, sneaking in a yoga class then having an hour to kiss my boyfriend hello and throw something together for dinner. 

I love blogging but for the next month or two I may only be able to give you guys 1 post per week since unfortunately my full time job has to but put first and doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. In fact, I just found out yesterday that I’ll be flying out to Austin, Texas NEXT WEDNESDAY to activate Perfect Bar in the area.

It’s all very exciting and the experience of working for a start up company is something I’ll cherish forever but WOAH this stress and workload I have right now is just a little bit overwhelming.

Rant over.

Aright let’s talk about something a little bit more fun shall we?

SWEET POTATO FRIES + FOOTBALL!

Yes, I’m a HUGE football fan. We’re talking the girl who in a perfect world would sit on my couch all day Saturday and watch college football then sit there on Sunday watching NFL RedZone until my eyes bleed.

After last Sunday I wanted to pick up some snacks to bring home so Bryce and I could munch during the night game so I went over to Sprouts to do some shopping.

Immediately I was drawn to the bags of frozen sweet potato fries. I thought to myself how perfect that these are already ready to bake with 0 effort from me. Being the psycho that I am I grabbed a couple of the bags to read the ingredients and you guys SO FREAKIN DISAPPOINTED.

I won’t call out the brand but this specific brand has gorgeous packaging and called out all the healthy lingo “non-gmo”, “kosher”, “all natural”…etc yet here’s the ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, Canola Oil and/or Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil, Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Natural Cane Sugar, Cornstarch, Tapioca Dextrin, Sea Salt, Chili Pepper Powder, Salad Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Paprika), Xanthan Gum, Gluconic Acid.

SAY WHAT??? NO THANKS!

Immediately I said F that and grabbed a couple real sweet potatoes and headed home to make my own fries that weren’t filled with crap and yet that’s how this post came to be haha.

 

 

Super Simple Sweet Potato Fries

I want to stress to you all again to ALWAYS read the ingredients on products at the store. It’s so easy to get into the mindset of “oh it’s sold at Sprouts/Whole Foods so it’s probably healthy”. Uhhh wrong!

Food companies sneak so much junk into products and it’s so easy to recreate a healthy version at home. Yes, it takes an extra 5-10 minutes but I promise your body will thank you when it’s not getting extra “natural cane sugar”, “tapioca starch” or “xanthan gum”.

So grab a knife and let’s cook up some Super Simple Sweet Potato Fries that are so naturally delicious and only require a couple ingredients.

ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes or yams
  • 2 tbsp oil of choice ( I like avocado or coconut oil)
  • sprinkle of seasoning of choice (I like using pepper, Trader Joe’s seasoning salt, cayenne pepper and garlic powder but you can use whatever you want to flavor them)

directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425
  2. Wash and peel (optional) the sweet potatoes then cut them into 1/4 inch thick sticks/wedges. Check out THIS video if you’re a little bit confused
  3. Throw your potatoes, oil and seasoning of choice into a bowl and toss together until the potatoes are evenly coated
  4. Place the sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (without is fine) and bake for about 30 minutes flipping them once with a spatula half way through- do not use foil to line your baking sheet
  5. Sprinkle some extra seasoning on top if you wish and enjoy!

 

I’m currently OBSESSED with this seasoning salt on everything…especially sweet potato fries!

sweet potato friesRoasted to perfection…crispy on the outside and soft on the inside

 

Super Simple Sweet Potato Fries
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 sweet potatoes or yams
  2. 2 tbsp oil of choice ( I like avocado or coconut oil)
  3. sprinkle of seasoning of choice (I like using pepper, Trader Joe's seasoning salt, cayenne pepper and garlic powder but you can use whatever you want to flavor them)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425
  2. Wash and peel (optional) the sweet potatoes then cut them into 1/4 inch thick sticks/wedges. Check out THIS video if you're a little bit confused
  3. Throw your potatoes, oil and seasoning of choice into a bowl and toss together until the potatoes are evenly coated
  4. Place the sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (without is fine) and bake for about 30 minutes flipping them once with a spatula half way through- do not use foil to line your baking sheet
  5. Sprinkle some extra seasoning on top if you wish and enjoy!
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