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Sweet Potato Snacking

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Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

When it comes to snacking, it is inevitable that most of us go for the easy targets – chips, crackers, and energy bars. But what if snacking can actually be healthy for you while being nutritious & filling?

For me, the best way to combat midday or late-night cravings has been with real food, and by real food, I mean… sweet potato fries!

… And not just any sweet potato fries;  homemade fries.

At first glance sweet potato fries are undoubtedly healthy; packed with a rich source of Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, nutrients and fiber, the key to supporting a strong immune system. Additionally, sweet potatoes are a great snack to have as they are known to help stabilize blood sugar and promote the overall feeling of satiety.

But all of these benefits can easily be overridden when drenched and fried in hydrogenated oils. Moreover, if you choose to go a different route by purchasing frozen “Organic” & “Non-GMO” sweet potato fries, you may be surprised to find out that you’re paying for more than you bargained for in the additive department.

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries VS Frozen “Alexia” Organic Sweet Potato Fries
 Organic Sweet Potatoes Organic Sweet Potatoes
 Coconut Oil Organic Vegetable Oils (*containing 1 or more of the following: Canola, Sunflower, Safflower)
 Rosemary and/or Paprika Organic Tapioca Starch
 Salt Organic Brown Rice Flour
 Pepper Organic Cane Sugar
Organic Corn Starch
Sea Salt
Organic Corn Flour
Organic Paprika
Glucono Delta-Lactone
Xantham Gum

 

 

Now.. if you’re like me, you may be asking yourself what is corn flour, glucono delta-lactone and xantham gum doing in my “healthy fries”?!

That just might be what that extra $2.30 is for.

Making homemade sweet potato fries not only takes less than 10 minutes of your time to prepare but also saves your body 8 nonsense ingredients it would otherwise have to consume.

 

Check out my easy-to-make Sweet Potato Fries Recipe below:

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

Sweet Potato

Rosemary

Paprika

Coconut or Avocado Oil

Salt

Pepper

 

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F

Slice 1 Medium Sweet Potato in halves (longways)

Mix 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil (or Avocado oil) in salt, pepper, paprika and rosemary

Coat sweet potato fries with the mix

Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on how crisp you like them)

Let cool & enjoy!

 

For more information regarding the topics discussed in this article feel free to visit the following resources:

Purple Sweet Potato Attenuate Weight Gain in High Fat Diet Induced Obese Mice.
SWEET POTATO (IPOMOEA BATATAS [L.] LAM)–A VALUABLE MEDICINAL FOOD: A REVIEW
Retinoic acid stimulates the cell cycle machinery in normal T cells: involvement of retinoic acid receptor-mediated IL-2 secretion.
Efficacy of Ipomoea batatas (Caiapo) on diabetes control in type 2 diabetic subjects treated with diet.
DOG, TIERAONA LOW. FORTIFY YOUR LIFE: YOUR GUIDE TO VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND MORE. WASHINGTON, DC, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, 2016