Fries (or hot chips) would have to be one of the most popular and highly-craved foods in the world, however fries don’t feature on many weight loss plans for good reason.
This recipe for Sweet Potato ‘Fries’ is a much better option and could be used to replace fries when making burgers or fish and ‘chips’ at home.
Sweet Potatoes are a better choice when looking to lose pregnancy weight because sweet potatoes are packed with beta carotene and are a low GI food, meaning they provide longer lasting, slow-burning fuel for your body (which is better for your blood sugar and energy levels).
In this recipe, these ‘fries’ are not fried at all, but baked in a small amount of heart-healthy olive oil. When baked they are still crispy and delicious – without the avalanche of fat and calories that come with cooking in deep fryers.
- 2 x large sweet potatoes
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, leaves removed.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt
- Use olive oil cooking spray instead of olive oil
- Oregano could be used instead of rosemary
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Wash and brush the potatoes (there’s no need to peel them), then cut into long strips, into the shape of chunky fries.
- Pour the olive oil onto a baking tray and arrange the sweet potato strips onto the tray, covering to coat.
- Sprinkle the rosemary and sea salt over the top of the fries and bake for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, turn the fries over to ensure all sides are cooked, and continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
- Serve immediately in a large bowl or divided up into small bowls.
Serves: 4. Calories per serve: 152