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We decided to mix things up a bit and replace regular potatoes with sweet potatoes. We know, we know, not that original…However, we do add a little twist to our recipe that will definitely make you say “Oooooh”. So read on and find out why that is.

Let’s cover some benefits of sweet potatoes. This way, you know the healthiness involved while eating your baked-to-goodness recipe. Less guilt, more satisfaction. 

 

Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Vitamin A: Fun fact…1 cup of sweet potatoes contain 214%  DV of vitamin A. Why is this important? Vitamin A helps support vision and skin.** So, sweet potatoes are a one stop shop to get your dose of this vitamin in a yummy way. 

Vitamin D: Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin D. So, instead of sun-bathing, eat a few chunks of this vegetable for a decent intake of this needed nutrient. 

Carotenoids: You know that orange color that makes sweet potatoes a little more fun than other potatoes? The agent behind that is carotenoids, a naturally occurring antioxidant that helps fight free radicals within the body. So, while you eat and happy dance to the fries recipe today. know your body is internally joining you.

Versatility: These potatoes make for a bunch of easy recipes and the best part? They are pretty incognito. Add them to dessert recipes or dinner recipes, versatility is their calling. This being one of our favorite benefits!

 

PRETTY SWEET! SWEET POTATO FRIES
 
INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 Sweet Potato
  2. 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. Himalayan Pink Mineral Salt
  4. Black Peppercorns Whole Organic
 
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. *Preheat oven to 400 degrees*
  2. First, slice up the sweet potato (leave the skin on)
  3. Then, drizzle the olive oil lightly over all the "fries"
  4. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper
  5. Place them in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, 20 for extra crispiness!
 
healthy fries