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Greasy French Fries vs. Baked Sweet Potato Fries?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Just a shout out to let you know that I am still with you!

I am going on 4 months since I stopped eating Fast Food.

The addiction is gone but the temptation to over eat is the battle ground now.

I am finding that if I deny myself something that I am craving, like french fries, I tend to eat anything and everything to satisfy my craving until I give in and eat it any way.

Tip: Substitute a greasy french fries and/or potato chips for a healthier small baked sweet potato or this great Sweet Potato French Fries recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NEWLIFE1974.

1 Serving = 122 calories; 5 g fat

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Toss sweet potato wedges with oil, salt and pepper.
Spread the wedges out on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.

More recipes can be found in my Spark cook book:

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    I love sweet potatoes and I think I will give this a try. I too am struggling with my portions but I don't plan on giving up. All the best. emoticon
    2869 days ago
    I love my baked sweet potatoes. When it comes to fries, I seem content enough to steal one or two from my family and then that is it in fast food restaurants. Now if I could just get my son to not care about that one lousy french fry. *grumble*
    2882 days ago
    You can also bake the fries instead of putting them in grease, that way you have them. Just don't say that you can't have them because then you will want them all the time., So give yourself permission to have them and after a while you will not want them.
    2882 days ago
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