Complex carbs like sweet potatoes have longer chains of molecules, which take the digestive system longer to break down, so they enter the bloodstream more slowly, raising blood sugars more gradually — keeping you from experiencing a big spike and subsequent drop-off in both blood sugar and energy. Try this delicious and nutritious recipe direct from the GO! Foods for You
Not surprisingly, these spicy sweet potato fries were popular with our test kitchen tasters. Of course, they’re not only delicious; they’re nutritious, too, since they’re loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients. These easy-to-make fries are a great source of beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that may play a positive role in bone health. Plus, the olive oil and Cajun seasoning both have anti-inflammatory properties. Who needs traditional white potato fries when you can eat these?
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yield: 2 to 3 servings
2 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges (about 8 wedges per potato)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, oil and Cajun seasoning. Mix well to evenly coat wedges.
3. Spread the wedges in a single layer on one (or two, if needed) ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and brown on one side. Flip fries over and bake for another 30 minutes or until the wedges are crispy on the outside and tender inside.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: (1 cup): 110 calories, 5 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 570 mg sodium, 16 g total carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 5 g sugars, 2 g protein
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