Gotta love a nutritionist who thinks up a yummy recipe for healthy fries! Joy Bauer, a nutritionist and a contributor at the TODAY show, seems to be always looking for unique ways to keep our kids happy with healthy food choices. Joy's Un-fried Fries recipe using sweet potatoes or white potatoes looks yummy and easy.
I haven't tried Joy's exact recipe yet, but for years I have made my own version which is almost the same. Here's what I do: These healthy fries are not fried so this recipe puts the oven to work. Just preheat the oven to 400. Wash and scrub 2-3 white or sweet potatoes. Coat a baking sheet with an oil spray such as Pam Spray. Cut the potatoes into skinny potato wedges or strips and place them in a single layer on the baking sheet. Now you get to be creative. In my recipe I spray a light covering of more oil spray on the potatoes in a neutral flavor, but you can get creative with oil spray flavorings. Next add a spice--salt, pepper, or sweet flavorings like cinnamon (for sweet potatoes). Bake fries for about 20 minutes depending on the size of your fries. To make them crispy on all sides, remember to flip them halfway through the baking cycle. In Joy's recipe she recommends placing the fries under the broiler for a few minutes at the end to make them extra crispy, but this step is not necessary.
Click on the image below to watch the TODAY Show how-to video for making Un-fried Fries using white or sweet potatoes.
(Oh so cute image of the heart-shaped potato at the top of the page by lovelypetal)