Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy fries? You bet! This recipe uses sweet potatoes instead of traditional white potatoes to create a crispy, tasty fry that is much healthier than the traditional version. These delicious fries are a great option if you are trying to get your kids to eat healthier. They offer all the usual taste and texture of regular potato fries, but since they are made with sweet potatoes, they are packed with vitamins and minerals. Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene, which is what gives them their bright orange color. Learn more about the health benefits of sweet potatoes here. Sweet potato fries are an excellent way to sneak healthy ingredients into someone’s meal without them even realizing they are giving up a traditional indulgence. You can even up the nutrition quotient a little more by using healthy spices on your fries, such as cinnamon or turmeric.

When you’re doing your best to eat healthy, it can be tough giving up your favorite unhealthy treats, like deliciously salty french fries. Now, you don’t have to! SkinnyMs. has come up with a mouth-wateringly tasty version that is made with 100% clean, whole-food ingredients. Our Healthy Sweet Potato Fries are perfect for an after school snack, or to go along with our skinny burgers, like our: Turkey Veggie Burger, Quinoa Lentil Burger, Garbanzo Curry Burger, or Spicy Southwestern Burger.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 117 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 21mg | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Sugars: 4 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Protein: 1 g | SmartPoints: 4 |

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (scrubbed), peeled, sliced into julienne strips (use a potato slicer if available)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine spices in a small bowl. Add potatoes, spices and olive oil to a large mixing bowl, toss to coat all potato slices.

Place potatoes in a single layer on a cookie sheet lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, or use a non-stick baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes or until tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Turn potatoes after 15 minutes of cooking time.

NOTE: Feel free to add more spices or different spices altogether.

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11 Comments on "Sweet Potato Fries"

  1. Stacey  January 19, 2012

    Does the nutritional information include the dipping sauce?

    Reply
    • Skinny Ms.  January 20, 2012

      Stacey, It does not. The dipping sauce is optional and not included in the data.

      Reply
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  3. Alexbeegeiger  August 10, 2012

    Looking forward to trying this for an after school snack in a few weeks…..just had some at a local burger joint and they were delis.  But this recipe looks healthier….probably gonna skip the curry but the cayenne pepper might add a nice kick!  Thanks for thinking of the kids when providing recipes too….

    Reply
  4. Miranda  March 17, 2013

    my fries alway come out so soggy…any tips to make them crispier?

    Reply
    • Skinny Ms.  March 18, 2013

      Miranda, Try dipping them in egg white and sprinkle with a little (1 tablespoon) before baking.

      Reply
  5. Mary Boykin  September 2, 2013

    I like this healthy version versus what you find in the store. Wonder if anyone thought of making these ahead, pre cook a little, freeze and then bake before eating. I like making things in bulk and putting some back in the freeezer for later. Anyone have any advice? Having things ready to fix in a pinch helps me stay on course.

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      Precooking a bit and then freezing does tend to work well for homemade fries.

      Reply
  6. ngm  November 22, 2013

    Mm…This is quite a tasty page, like the hot potato fries. Every person loves to eat this snack. And mainly the thing is the potato fries are easy to make within minutes. And your information is simple to follow to try this new method. Keep more posts like this.

    Reply
  7. Jessa  August 22, 2016

    Hi Can you tell me how much does a medium sweet potato should weight?
    Thank you

    Reply

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