InTheLoopKids -
Recipe for Sweet Potato Fries

sweet-potato-friesKids love this healthy alternative to traditional French fries. They are not fried, but baked!

Provided by dietitian and author:
Holly Clegg, Author of the trim&TERRIFIC™ cookbook series and KIDS COOKING for Mommies


4 sweet potatoes (yams), peeled
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped parsley (optional)

1.  Preheat oven 400°F. Coat baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with foil.
2.  Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch thick lengthwise strips, toss with oil. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet, bake 15-20 minutes.
3.  Turn potatoes over, bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown all over. Season to taste, sprinkle with parsley.

Makes 4-6 servings

Calories 142, Calories from fat (%) 29, Fat (g) 5, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 71, Carbohydrate (g) 23, Dietary Fiber (g) 4, Sugars (g) 7, Protein (g) 2, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat

Thursday, January 5, 2012