How To Make A Healthy Sweet Potato Fries Recipe In The Oven

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The Best And Worst French Fries In America

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m talking about the best and worst french fries in America, as well as showing you how to make a healthy sweet potato fries recipe in the oven.

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The Best And Worst French Fries In America

A few weeks ago, America celebrated National French Fry Day.

This makes sense since close to a half of all harvested potatoes are deep fried in cooking oil.

On average, we eat over 130 pounds of potatoes, per person, per year.

Pure carbohydrates and grease.

Damn that’s good.

The Best French Fries In America

Based on this well deserved day of celebration, a survey was taken to find out which fast food restaurant has the best french fries in America.

Before reading any further, scroll down to the comment section below, and let me know which restaurant do you think Americans voted as having the best french fries?

Yes, if you guessed McDonald’s, you were right.

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34% of American’s voted McDonald’s as having the best french fries.

How does this rank on a nutrition scale?

Well, if you’re strictly comparing calorie vs. calorie of french fries, surprisingly a small order of french fries from McDonald’s is a decent option.

McDonald’s Small French Fries Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 230
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 11g (0g trans fat)
  • Sodium: 130 mg

As you can see, a small order of McDonald’s french fries is not going to blow out your macros.

However, I do get a little freaked out when I look at the ingredients, filled with chemicals and lots of inflammatory fats.

The Best & Worst French Fries In America (& My Fav Recipe)

McDonald’s French Fries Ingredients:

  1. Potatoes
  2. Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil)
  3. Natural Beef Flavor (Wheat and Milk Derivatives)
  4. Citric Acid (Preservative)
  5. Dextrose
  6. Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (Maintain Color)
  7. Salt

The Worst French Fries In America

From a calorie standpoint, a small order of McDonald’s french fries is a much better option than the worst french fries I could find from Five Guys Fries.

Five Guys Fries Large French Fries Nutrition Facts:

Here is the nutrition facts on an order of large fries from Five Guys Fries:

  • Calories: 953
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 131g
  • Fat: 41g (0g trans fat)
  • Sodium: 962 mg
The Best & Worst French Fries In America (& My Fav Recipe)

With all that said, should you always avoid these salty, crispy, and delicious treats?

No.

Here’s a quick, healthy, easy, affordable, and delicious homemade sweet potato french fries recipe for you to try.

How To Make A Healthy Sweet Potato Fries Recipe In The Oven

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Sweet Potato French Fries In The Oven
The Best & Worst French Fries In America (& My Fav Recipe)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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The Best & Worst French Fries In America (& My Fav Recipe)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450F.
  2. Peel the skin off of the sweet potato.
  3. Slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise, then continue to cut the french fries into 1/4 inch thick and wide strips.
  4. Put some parchment paper down on top of a baking sheet
  5. Add the sweet potato fries to a mixing bowl, then add 2 tbsp of coconut oil, or just enough to coat the sweet potato fries.
  6. For the seasonings and spices, add a dash of paprika, a dash of garlic powder for taste, a dash of Himalayan pink salt to make the fries taste delicious, and lastly add a dash of black pepper.
  7. It's time to get your hands dirty by mixing the french fries together to make they are completely coated with all the spices and coconut oil.
  8. Add the sweet potato fries to the parchment paper topped baking sheet in a single level. Make sure all the french fries are placed down individually and flat on the baking sheet, rather than on top of one another.
  9. Put the baking sheet into the oven and set the timer for approximately 30 minutes. However, after 15 minutes, take the baking sheet out to stir and flip the french fries. This will make sure the french fries are cooking evenly on all sides, and will avoid burning. Once you stir them up, add the french fries back to the oven to bake for the final 15 minutes. Make sure you are watching the fries throughout the baking process.
  10. After 30 minutes, the tasty and delicious sweet potato french fries should be done.
  11. Remove the french fries from the oven and let it sit for 5-10 minutes to cool down.
  12. If you want, add a little more pink Himalayan salt, then take a bite and yell, "Damn That's Good!".
  13. You can also dip these sweet potato french fries into mustard. I prefer mustard over ketchup. However, with all the flavor from the spices, you really don't need it.
Recipe Notes

Sweet Potato French Fries Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 238

Protein: 2g

Carbohydrates: 26g

Fat: 14g

 

There You Have It Live Lean Nation

All right, there you go.

That is how you make a healthy sweet potato french fries recipe in the oven.

These are so freaking good.

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