Recipe: Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

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These crispy sweet potato wedges come out Cajun spicy and sweet. Don’t tell anyone but they’re also really healthy. They’re loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients and are a great source of beta-carotene. Another plus? As complex carbs, they digest slowly and raise blood sugars gradually — keeping you from a spike and drop-off.

Ingredients

2 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges (about 8 wedges per potato)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

Directions

  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.
  4.  Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and brown on one side.
  5. Flip fries over and bake for another 30 minutes or until the wedges are crispy on the outside and tender inside.

Nutrition information

Each one-cup serving contains:

Calories 110
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Protein 2g
Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugar 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 57mg

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