Who can resist a side of fries? These sweet potato fries from Running with Spoons will leave you feeling satisfied. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A and fiber, and these naturally sweet spuds are enhanced by a drizzle of maple syrup, while flax seeds provide a crunchy coating and a dose of omega-3s.
Maple Flax Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- Sea salt to taste
- Cinnamon to taste
Preheat oven to 400ºF, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice the sweet potato into fry shapes, cutting each piece about 1/4 inch thick.
Toss the fries and the maple syrup in a large bowl. Sprinkle on the flax, sea salt and cinnamon, and toss to evenly coat.
Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 40 minutes, turning them halfway through.
Allow to cool slightly before enjoying.
Serves: 1 | Serving Size: 1 sweet potato
Per serving: Calories: 184; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 77mg; Carbohydrate: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 3g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 476mg; Iron: 8%; Vitamin A: 377%; Vitamin C: 5%; Calcium: 6%
Amanda Drozdz is a certified health coach and lifestyle blogger who loves to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle with a carrot in one hand and a cookie in the other. You can find more of her recipes and daily musings on her blog, Running With Spoons, or connect with her via Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.
Photo courtesy of Amanda Drozdz. Original recipe can be found on Running With Spoons.