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.
Sweet potato fries


  • 2 x large sweet potatoes
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, leaves removed.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt

Optional Extras:

  • 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

Healthy Mummy blog signature
Every month on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, we run a BRAND NEW 28 Day Menu with a different theme so you NEVER get bored!
Next months theme is the FAMILY FRIENDLY MEALS plus some fantastic exercises to tone up your butt and thighs! – Perfect for getting the whole family involved in healthy eating and of course getting in shape for the summer months ahead.
If you are curious about the 28 Day Challenge recipes then we have a FREE 28 Day Challenge FAMILY FRIENDLY recipe and exercise pack for you to try HERE.  August family friendly challenge
Find a delicious range of healthy recipes, packed full of energy boosting ingredients and nutrients together with easy to achieve exercise.

About the 28 Day Challenge

A few key things to note are:

  • The Challenge menu is FULLY customisable
  • You have access to over 1700 exclusive recipes
  • You have access to over 300 exercise routines
  • Meals are family friendly and are made in under 10-20 minutes

For a limited time, we are offering you a HUGE DISCOUNT on the lifetime membership discount on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge – you can see this awesome offer here.

Here are some INCREDIBLE results from mums on the 28 Day Challenge.

Rae Willingham lost 15kg on the challengesFlash back Friday weight loss results - Rae

Rae says “I am a different woman!!  No longer am I sad and shy and fearful of judgement.  I’m proud and sassy and I own my stuff!  I couldn’t have achieved all that I have without The Healthy Mummy. I feel ALIVE and I can thank the 28 Day weight loss challenge and Healthy Mummy smoothies for that.  Never did I think that I would feel sexier and more confident 3 kids down but I do! Xx”

You won’t regret it!

Join the challenge herelets-do-it