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Early Morning and Sweet Potato Fries

March 8, 2011

Good morning! I was up bright and early this morning for a workout (see I can do it when I have to). We’re going to the rodeo tonight so I won’t have time for a workout after work. I headed to the gym for spin class.

Coffee was definitely in order for my early morning, and breakfast shortly after.

Pizza for breakfast!? I had left overs that needed to be eaten and waste not want not. I can’t let good pizza go to waste.

At the request of my cousin (in-law) I wanted to share how I make my sweet potato fries. My new cousin just had a beautiful baby boy in September and she just started a blog about being a new mommy here. I love her, I bet she is the best mom!

So here’s how I make my Sweet Potato fries; I’m sure you can find different variations on the internet but this is what I like.

Sweet Potato Fries

You’ll need:

  • 1/2- 1 sweet potato per person serving
  • salt (I use sea salt)
  • pepper
  • cinnamon
  • olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut each potato in half.

Slice potato in horizantal “fry-like” strips. I find it easier to cut bigger strips then cut those strips in half. Get it? Got it? Good!

Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray and spread strips out.

Drizzle fries with olive oil, sprinkle salt, pepper, and cinnamon to desired taste.

Bake in oven for 40 minutes, flipping fries halfway through. Then viola!

What a great way to start off Fat Tuesday- with a recipe. Although sweet potatoes are very good for you.

Fit Chick Britt Eat Well Tip: Sweet potatoes pack a powerful punch when it comes to nutritional benefits. They contain about 130 calories, no fat, vitamin A, C, and more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal, if you eat the skin.

Happy Fat Tuesday! I might have to celebrate with a funnel cake at the rodeo. I am a huge sucker for the funnel cake. Good thing I worked out this morning!

Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? Is anyone celebrating Mardi Gras with King Cake today?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. Samm I Amm permalink
    March 8, 2011 8:33 AM

    My mom shipped me a king cake from Rao’s bakery on Cypresswood, it’s SO fabulous! Happy Mardi Gras! Don’t be giving up liquor again this year so we can have ritas next week!

  2. March 8, 2011 11:05 AM

    Oh I’m so jealous, I want some King Cake! lol… not giving up liqour this year but I am giving up meat and wine.

    • Lo|2i permalink
      March 8, 2011 11:10 AM

      I have to give up a lot of things 😦 …but thanks to my Fit Bestie Brinney I’m gonna be eating healthy!! ….(hopefully)

  3. March 8, 2011 1:05 PM

    Oooooo cinnamon on sweet potato fries, I need to try that!!!! Sounds delicious.

    Happy Fat Tuesday to you too! I will be indulging myself in 2 brownies when I get home. I am giving up sweets for Lent. I have the worst sweet tooth, it needs tamed πŸ™‚

  4. shiningfromwithin permalink
    March 8, 2011 2:58 PM

    Omg. PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST! Hell yea! You’re my kind of girl. I’ve never made sweet potato fries but yours looks so delicious I’m going to have to ;).

  5. March 8, 2011 4:16 PM

    Hi! I just came across your blog through a comment you left on another blog, I think it was Moves n Munchies?
    Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for introducing me to something entirely new – being from the UK I’ve never heard of King Cake until just now! You learn something new every day πŸ™‚
    Your sweet potato fries look to die for! I love adding the combination of cinnamon and sweet potato. I hope you don’t mind, I’ll definitely be reading from now on.
    xxx Fi

  6. March 8, 2011 4:36 PM

    Have fun at the rodeo! We’re going soon too.

    I love sweet potato fries, love them homemade.

    I’ve never had king cake before. It just doesn’t look tasty to me. But for Fat Tuesday, I’ve had TWO Trenta Green Teas πŸ˜‰

  7. Lyndsey permalink
    March 8, 2011 4:50 PM

    Yay thank you!!! I can’t wait to try these, my mouth is watering just looking at the pic πŸ™‚

  8. March 8, 2011 6:48 PM

    Mmm! I love sweet potato fries – yours look great! πŸ™‚
    No major plans for Fat Tuesday as of right now – but I guess it’s an excuse to enjoy some junk food tonight!

  9. March 8, 2011 9:30 PM

    mmmm I love sweet potatoes those looks amazing! especially after a spin class? I would eat the whole batch hah

  10. Lettuce Choose Healthy permalink
    March 9, 2011 8:52 AM

    love leftover pizza for breakfast!

  11. March 9, 2011 9:47 AM

    I have never thought to put cinnamon on my sweet potato fries! Brilliant!

  12. March 9, 2011 11:50 AM

    I missed out on having King Cake this year.
    I will have to bake some sweet potato fries soon.

  13. March 9, 2011 5:41 PM

    So much good stuff! One of our vendors in NOLA sent us a king cake about 3 weeks ago to our office & it was gone by the afternoon! I adore sweet potatoes & really need to find a new way to eat them other than zapping them in teh microwave. That pink knife is so fun? Where did you get it?

  14. March 10, 2011 1:48 PM

    I LOVE sweet potato chips, and butternut ones, but yours look so good! I’ll have to give the cinnamon a go on them.
    Tuesday was Pancake Day for us so I celebrated in style… it would have been rude not to, after all πŸ™‚
    And is that a cake in the bottom picture??!

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