Tuesday, January 15, 2013
How to eat French Fries the Healthy Way
Do you love french fries? Me too! I mean, who doesn't...french fries are one of those amazingly delicious foods that satisfy all kinds of cravings.
Unfortunately, if you're reaching for the typical french fries deep fried in vegetable shortening, your health and waistline are going to pay a VERY costly price to satisfy that craving. In fact, a modest 200 gram serving (equivalent to 1 potato) contains:
76g of high glycemic carbs
34g of fat
And without a doubt the worst stat of all: 16g of trans fat! Yikes!
Fortunately, you can still satisfy that french fry craving with this healthy and delicious alternative.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
*3 large sweet potatoes
*1 tbsp of olive oil
*1/2 tsp of sea salt
*1/2 - 1 tsp of cinnamon
*1/4 tsp paprika
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, toss all ingredients (except the cinnamon) until the potato wedges are evenly coated with oil and spices.
Place on a baking sheet, separated evenly, and then sprinkle cinnamon on top as desired. Bake for 30 minutes or until done.
Nutrition facts per 200 grams:
39g of lower glycemic carbs
9g of fat
And best of all: ZERO grams of trans fat!
Next time you're in the mood for french fries, give this healthy and delicious alternative a try. You'll save more than 350 calories while completely avoiding the health-derailing trans fats found in deep fried french fries.
Please do this on your own than going to a fast food joint.It's worth the effort.Trust me.