Sweet potato fries have become the new trendy side at almost every dining establishment.  While it is safe to say that sweet potatoes are a healthier potato option, most restaurants are creating ways of "junking" these perfectly good root vegetables up!  

  • Rather than naked and baked - think coated in flour and deep fried
  • Instead of plain and letting the natural flavors tickle our tastebuds - most dining establishments will pour on a pound of unnecessary butter
  • A personal favorite - sweet tater fries served with a side of warm caramel sauce.  

Of course, all of these options sound incredibly tasty, but these non-natural options add extra calories, contain hidden wheat, and sugars.  Become a menu detective and inquire if the sweet potato fries came from a bag or if they are being made in house.  While being made in-house doesn't ensure you won't find the fries tossed in gluten there is a greater chance you'll have an Au Natural sweet potato with your meal. 

 

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For a homemade version of sweet potato fries give this recipe a try. 

  • You'll need 2 - 4 sweet potatoes - wash and peel (or simply wash really well)
  • Preheat over to 350 degrees
  • Cut sweet potatoes into fries using a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and toss fries in the coconut oil before placing on a wire baking rack 
  • Sprinkle fries with sea salt 
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 40 - 60 minutes.  Keep checking on the fries every 10 - 15 minutes 

You'll need to experiment on the timing of your fries as it depends on how thick the fries are cut, your oven, and desired level of crispness.   

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