Herbed Sweet Potato Fries 2017-03-03T17:06:25+00:00

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Herbed Sweet Potato Fries

Just one medium cooked sweet potato contains 4 grams of fibre, 32 percent of our daily vitamin C, and an amazing 475 percent of our daily pre vitamin A (Beta Carotene) Vitamin A helps our bodies maintain healthy teeth, soft tissue, and skeletal tissue. It’s also famous for promoting healthy vision and healthy skin

Great as a steak sidekick, baked sweet potato fries save you plenty of calories and offer up hefty amounts of the antioxidant beta carotene.

1 1/2 pounds (750 g) sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2 in (1.25 cm) strips
2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cayenne pepper
Coarse salt
Black pepper
2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp (5 mL) fresh thyme, chopped or 1/2 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme
1 clove garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Toss sweet potatoes with oil in large bowl. Sprinkle with cayenne, salt, and pepper. Spread potatoes in single layer on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Transfer sweet potatoes to serving dish. Mix parsley, thyme, and garlic in small bowl. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Each serving contains: 166 calories; 2 g protein; 5 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 28 g carbohydrates; 4 g fibre; 300 mg sodium

Source: “Organic Steak Night In“, alive #322, August 2009