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Traditional Favorite Dish: Sweet Potato Fries

By Gabriela | Recipes

Traditional Favorite Dish: Sweet Potato Fries

Who doesn’t love baked sweet potato fries? This tasty dish is excellent if served with some low-fat Greek yogurt and a spicy dipping sauce.

People can serve it with some vegetables or baked tortilla chips as well. This perfect snack takes only 30 minutes to prepare, and it contains 126 calories per serving.

Therefore, it can be an ideal meal for our diet. If people use the same amount of ingredients, they can prepare 4 servings. However, if they have diabetes, make sure to consult with their doctor before changing their meal plan.

Even simple dishes such as this one may affect their metabolism.

Baked Fries with Spicy Chipotle Lime Dip

Here are the ingredients that we will need to prepare this amazing dish. Don’t forget, that we can always double the ingredients if we want to increase the size of our portion.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

For The Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

Instructions:

Before starting with the dish, make sure to preheat the oven to 400ºF. Get a baking pan and cover the base with a baking sheet. Make sure to apply oil on it or use a cooking spray.

After the pan is ready, peel the sweet potatoes and wash them. So, now it is time to cut them. First, halve them lengthwise. Cut every half lengthwise into four pieces. Place all the pieces in a large bowl and start seasoning them.

Sprinkle some oil, salt, and chili powder. Make sure to get all the ingredients mixed up with the potatoes to coat them evenly. After that, place the seasoned potatoes upside down on the sheet and bake them for 20 minutes or until they turn brown.

Turn the potatoes to the other side and let them cook for another 8 minutes so that they can brown evenly on all sides.

While the potatoes are in the oven, it is time to make the sauce. Put all the ingredients mentioned above and mix them well together. Add as much or as little salt as preferred. After the potatoes are thoroughly baked, serve them on a plate with the sauce.

Enjoy!

This Dish Contains:

  • Dietary Fiber – 3 g
  • Total Fat – 4 g
  • Saturated Fat – 1 g
  • Sodium – 208 mg
  • Total Sugar – 0 mg
  • Protein -5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate – 18 g
  • Cholesterol – 3 mg

Source: Eat Delights | SF Gate | Love Grows Wild