Simple Baked Sweet Potato Fries
SIMPLE BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene (which the body then converts to Vitamin A) and are also good sources of Vitamin C, manganese, copper, Vitamin B6, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber. Sweet potatoes come in about 400 varieties and two main hues, with either cream- or orange-colored flesh. Anthocyanin compounds in sweet potatoes have anti-inflammatory effects and can target brain and blood vessel health. Sweet potatoes can also aid in the release of adiponectin, a hormone in fat cells that favorably works with insulin response to balance blood sugar levels.
2 large sweet potatoes
½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
2 Tbsp ghee
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the sweet potatoes into ½ inch thick wedges. Place in a large bowl. Combine the sea salt, garlic powder and dried oregano.
- Coat the sweet potatoes with the ghee and sprinkle with the spice mixture. Toss to coat evenly.
- Spread the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning once, until edges begin to brown and fries are crispy.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition facts serving: 126 Calories, 8g Fat, 14g Carbohydrates, 1g Protein
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