The Perfect Sweet Potato Fries

August 27, 2020For The Love of Food

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2 people

Calories: 223

Fries, sigh….. My favorite thing to possibly eat. Since white potatoes fall under the nightshade family, I limit my intake. I can’t say I’ve eliminated them. Now and then I got to get my potato fix. An alternative that I can have is sweet potato.

Not only are delicious, but they are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Vitamin A- Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are one of the richest natural sources of beta-carotene, a plant-based compound that converts to vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A helps boost your immune system.

Vitamin C

Selenium- Hashimoto’s causes you to have low selenium. Having enough selenium can help to lower your antibody levels. It helps to convert T4 into T3.

Magnesium- Also beneficial For thyroid health. It helps to create T4, which gets converted into T3.

Vitamin B6- Helps with your energy levels, which, if you have thyroid problems, you know, can be a huge concern. It also helps improve sleep. Sleep is huge when dealing with an autoimmune disease. Sleep enables you to manage inflammation.

Antioxidants-The orange and purple varieties are rich in antioxidants that can help your body fight inflammation. They also help promote gut health.

With all these health benefits, what’s not to love about sweet potatoes? Turning them into a fries is just the cherry on top!

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Selenium- Hashimoto’s causes you to have low selenium. Having enough selenium can help to lower your antibody levels. It helps to convert T4 into T3.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 2 people
  • Calories 223

Sweet and savory, these sweet potato fries are sure to hit the spot! Put a healthy twist on fries, so you can indulge and feel good about it.

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium or large Sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbs Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Method

  • 1)

    Peel your sweet potatoes thoroughly. Take one side of the potato and slice a flat surface. Turn your potato on the flat side; this helps build a stable foundation to cut the potato (no wobbling around!)

  • 2)

    Cut 1 to 1 1/2 in thick slices of the potato. Then cut 1 inch thick sticks out of each piece. Cut all of the portions.

  • 3)

    Preheat the oven to 350-375. Take the potatoes and place into a bowl. Add one tablespoon of olive oil and salt & pepper. (You can add any season you like. I’ll use a ranch mix or sometimes just garlic powder)

  • 4)

    Take a cookie sheet and use the other one tablespoon of olive oil to grease the sheet—layout the sweet potato fries in single layers. Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Make sure to turn the potatoes halfway so they can evenly cook.

Nutrition

Calories223
Fat14.2g
Carbohydrates23.6g
Sugar7.4g
Fiber3.8g
Protein2.3g
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