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Healthy food has come a long way from the days of steamed veggies, sprouts, and skinless chicken. These days we know how to make food that’s healthy and really delicious.
Take sweet potato fries, for example. You can swap out those traditional Russets for sweet potatoes and get a darned good homemade substitute for one of America’s favorites that doesn’t have nearly the negative punch.
Now, that doesn’t mean you should eat these until your skin turns orange. You can go overboard with anything, but you don’t have to change everything about your life just to be healthy.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
The good news is you can swap out those Russets for sweet potatoes and get a darned good substitute for one of America’s favorites.
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- Smoked paprika, dried basil, or your favorite seasoning
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into even matchsticks.
Place on foil-lined tray.
Toss with coconut oil, salt, pepper, and your favorite seasoning.
Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the fries and the tray halfway through for even cooking.
They’ll be done when they’re tender in the middle and browned on the edges.