quick power snack: hand-cut sweet potato fries with carrotsPosted: April 10, 2011
Looking for a quick and delicious boost of healthy disease-fighting beta carotene? We’ve got it covered with another quick power snack idea. These ain’t Ronny Mac’s fries! So grab that bag of sweet potatoes you’ve got hanging around in the kitchen and some baby carrots that haven’t been touched in days in the fridge. (Ok, that’s what I did)
Here’s what you need for 2+ servings:
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 cups baby carrots
Herbs/spices for seasoning
Set oven at 400 degrees. Microwave sweet potatoes on high for 2-3 minutes or until slightly soft to make easier for slicing. Grab a large bowl and toss in baby carrots. On a large cutting board, slice sweet potatoes into french-fry width pieces – thickness is up to you!
Add sweet potato fries to carrots in bowl, drizzle with 2 tablespoons EVOO (you do not need much). Add seasoning of your choice, I used Tuscan Seasoning which includes garlic, lemon, red peppers, salt. You can also add salt and pepper but I did not since my seasoning already included it. Toss to coat with a large spoon, tongs, or even your hands!
Coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray and evenly distribute the sweet potato fries and carrots. Put in the oven and check every 10 minutes or so until crispy and slightly brown. Let cool for 5 minutes, and serve with ketchup.
These will also make a creative side dish, or serve along with crisp cut veggies for an appetizer. Enjoy!