sweet potato fries healthy balance recipe

Sweet potato fries are an amazing thing.

As a child of the ’90’s, I had never really heard about sweet potato fries. I just don’t ever remember them being a thing. Growing up, french fries were just white potatoes fried in vegetable oil.

I used to eat a tray of french fries for lunch in college. I always wondered why they didn’t make me feel so great … needless to say, I wasn’t into nutrition then.

Living a healthy balance with food is something new to me, something that’s the result of years of struggling with my own health, an eating disorder, and terrible digestion.

If you haven’t done so yet, you can check out my story here.

I never believed something could be better than those cafeteria-style fries … that is, until I ate my first sweet potato fry.

The first time I had them, they were loaded with salt and paprika. There is something about that spiciness and saltiness that goes so well with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes.

It was a taste I adored and then had to let go of…

I had digestive issues for so long, and my last resort attempt to fix the problem (trust me, I had tried everything!), was a special diet that limited starches.

It is called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, a very special diet designed to help those recovering from severe digestive issues.

It took me about one and a half years on the diet before I was able to handle eating starches again.

While I was thankful that my digestion improved, doing SCD wasn’t a fantastic experience. It was severely limiting for too long. 

I felt deprived, like the odd-one-out at all social engagements. I actually had to eat pureed food for a few months, so it was kind of embarrassing to go out to eat with people. It stripped me of the joy I had so often found around the table with friends and family.

A few years’ later, I was a nutrition coach, and I was helping other people overcome many of the same health issues I had faced before doing SCD. I didn’t want to tell them to do the diet like I did. I didn’t want to tell someone they had to go to such extremes to heal their body.

I knew there had to be another way.

So I studied and studied, and eventually I discovered there was a way to heal the gut that took far less time, allowed for more foods to eat, and didn’t require anyone to make baby food.

Better yet, it helps individuals find what works best for their body, because guess what? No diet is the same for every person.

I’ve compiled my years of research and self-experimentation into my program. Instead of being on a special diet for years, this healing program takes only 28 days.

When you finish it, you’ll be led through the perfect way to construct your own, personalized way of eating.

You’ll finally experience relief from bloating, gas, fatigue, emotional swings, and skin problems. And you’ll be led by me, the whole way.

The program isn’t a diet. It’s a way to completely change your relationship to food.

Deal with cravings, emotional eating, overeating? Or even undereating? You’ll be led through a process to work through those emotions and feel free around food.

Check out my program here. I promise you it’s a life-changer.

Oh, and hey, I got a bit sidetracked. Definitely enjoy these sweet potato fries! 🙂

 

 

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Sweet Potato Fries
Print Recipe
Crispy and flavorful baked sweet potato fries. Perfect as an appetizer or as a side dish. These go great with bunless burgers! (Omit chili powder for AIP or picky eaters.)
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 0 minutes
sweet-potato-fries-healthy-recipe
Sweet Potato Fries
Print Recipe
Crispy and flavorful baked sweet potato fries. Perfect as an appetizer or as a side dish. These go great with bunless burgers! (Omit chili powder for AIP or picky eaters.)
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 0 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Cover two cookie sheets with aluminum foil. If you have cooling racks, you can place these on top of the aluminum foil, within the baking sheets. This will help your fries to become crispier. If you don't have cooling racks, just be sure to leave enough space between your fries and flip them halfway through baking.
  3. Place sweet potato strips in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with avocado oil. Sprinkle with spices and mix. It's best to do with your hands, to make sure everything is evenly coated.
  4. Lay strips flat on the cookie sheets or cooling racks, leaving space so that the strips do not overlap.
  5. Bake at 450 for 35 minutes, or until sides of the fries are brown and crispy.
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