Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things

March 22, 2018

I am always on the hunt for nutritious and guilt-free indulgences, and sweet potato fries are a healthy alternative for when you are craving a french-fried snack. Sweet potato fries are one of my favorite sweet potato recipes. With minimal prep and simple, wholesome ingredients, they pack a delicious, yet nutritious, punch. Sweet potatoes are chockfull of fiber, high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, beta-carotene, potassium, and calcium, and are a complex carbohydrate that contains protein. There are three recipes that I love that put a creative twist on the plain, traditional sweet potato fry, and they are tangy taco, sweet (potato) dessert and savory Italian fries. Each recipe satisfies a different craving and can be made all together on one pan.

Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things

Aside from the simplicity of each of these sweet potato recipes, what I enjoy most about being able to make these sweet potato fries at home is, aside from the obvious reason of always having a few available, it allows me to control what is put into them. Made with only coconut oil and a variation of natural seasonings, they’re a treat you can indulge in sans guilt. I hope you enjoy these sweet potato recipes and add them to your repertoire.

Sweet Potato Recipes: Healthy Sweet Potato Fries–3 Ways

Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things

Tangy Taco Fries

1 large sweet potatoes (cut in strips, rounds or wedges)

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 teaspoon taco seasoning mix (I bought mine from Trader Joe’s)

1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan sea salt

Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things

Instructions:

In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients together so that all of the fries are coated with the coconut oil and the seasoning. Bake at 425ºF for 30 minutes, turn over and bake for another 15 minutes. Once cooled, serve with a side of salsa verde.

Savory Italian Fries

1 large sweet potatoes (cut in strips, rounds or wedges)

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan sea salt

Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things

Instructions:

In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients together so that all of the fries are coated with the coconut oil and the seasoning. Bake at 425ºF for 30 minutes, turn over and bake for another 15 minutes. Once cooled, serve with a side of organic ketchup or, my personal favorite, Italian vinaigrette dressing.

Sweet (potato) Dessert Fries

1 large sweet potatoes (cut in strips, rounds or wedges)

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan sea salt

Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things

Instructions:

In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients together so that all of the fries are coated with the coconut oil and the liquid sweetener and cinnamon. Bake at 425ºF for 30 minutes, turn over and bake for another 15 minutes. Take them out and allow them to cool. If you have a sweet tooth like myself, you might like the idea of adding an additional drizzle of sweetener over the fries.

Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things

Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things

Tired Of The Same Ol’ Sweet Potato Recipes? These Healthy Fries Put A Spin On Things

Have you tried sweet potato fries? What are your favorite sweet potato recipes? 

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Hillary Fink is a writer who resides in New York with her cat, Little Jerry Seinfeld. Despite being raised a vegan, she just recently returned to living a vegan lifestyle. She has an intense passion for reading, true crime podcasts, and traveling the east coast in search of the perfect vegan doughnut. Follow her on Instagram @elementsofhill.

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