Sometimes I have those days where I just want to bury myself in a bag of popcorn.
Or Girl Scout Cookies. (curse you girl scouts!!!)
These are the days that I hope to the good Lord that I remember that gross feeling in my stomach after I bury my head in chips, and then I make an equally delicious snack that is a bajillion (<– exact measurement) times better for you.
Sweet potato fries happen to be a sweet love of mine and I finally got around to making them at home. This recipe is the perfect yield for one person for one nice snack (a little bit over 100 calories!). You only have to wait about 25 precious minutes for that them to be done.
Twenty-five minutes may seem long, but in that time you could do so many things! Fold laundry, watch Modern Family, dance like a maniac, watch youtube hair tutorials, pin workouts to look like a Victoria’s Secret model on pinterest, you name it..
Next time instead of grabbing that deadly box of Girl Scout Tagalong cookies, grab a sweet potato and bake it turn into this delicious recipe! Happy Friday :)
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
1 medium sweet potato
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
pinch of salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Either spray lined baking sheet with cooking spray, or line with silpat.
- Wash sweet potato, cut sweet potato into thin strips for fries. Place strips in bowl and either coat with cooking spray (or about 1 Tablespoon oil).
- In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Once combined, coat the sweet potato slices with this mixture until every piece is coated.
- Place sweet potato fries on prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until turning crisp. Enjoy!
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