Oh em gee y’all. OMG. I am back from europe and boy to I have tales to tell. HOWEVER – I’m exhausted, so these tales will come another day. Jetlag is wonderful and the first day back to work + having my rib and back re-aligned got the best of me today.
So how about a Whole30 + Paleo Recipe post for this lovely Monday evening?
This is by far one of my all-time favorite Whole30 complaint recipes! It’s one that my husband and I could probably eat every.single.day. It’s the quickest way (outside of the gross microwave method) to cook and enjoy sweet potatoes! Y’all, it’s SWEET POTATO FRIES!
Quick story: On the first group Whole30 that I lead, several people reached out to me saying how much they hated sweet potatoes. They were all so upset that I had sweet potatoes on the menu so many times (because at the time, white potatoes were not compliant.) I told them to please, just please try my sweet potato fry recipe before they completely write-off this weird, orange potato. The next day, each of them emailed or texted me, saying how SHOCKED they were that they actually LOVED these sweet potato fries! #itoldyouso.
- Sweet Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Preheat the oven to 400*F
- Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper (for easy clean up)
- Cut your sweet potatoes into "fry shapes" and lay them on your baking sheet. (Be sure to use a good knife because sweet potatoes can be tough!)
- Drizzle your sweet potato fries with olive oil, then move them all around (I use my hands) to make sure they all have a bit of olive oil on them. You want them to all be covered but not soaked by any means.
- Sprinkle the fries with generous amounts of salt and basil.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Take them out and shuffle and flip them.
- Return to oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
- HINT: If you want to crisp them up a bit, flip the oven to broil for the last 1-2 minutes. I personally do not do this because we like them not-super-crispy.
So there ya have it guys. A staple to our family menu, but also a staple to the Whole30. Please remember, these “fries” are Whole30 compliant because they are baked at home and you are not frying them in a “mystery oil.”
Now be honest: What do you think of sweet potatoes? Are they a staple in your Whole30 diet?