I have been a fan of healthy food for what seems like forever. But eating healthy usually means having to cook which wasn’t always my favorite thing to do. After some time, however, I learned how to adjust certain recipes to the way I eat: less oil, more veggies, fake chicken broth or vegetable broth. This recipe was given to me by my friend Leeka that I later modified and built upon. The funny thing is that I used to really dislike sweet potatoes. I always thought that sweet has no place in food but only the desert. I hated yams, and cranberry sauce on top of meat ( yeah NOT a fan of Thanksgiving food). So when Leeka suggested we cook sweet potato fries, I thought “Ew!”
I was pleasantly surprised, to be honest. Later I started using garlic and spices to spice the sweetness up, but it’s up to you how to season it.
So here we go:
You will need 2 sweet potatoes and 2-3 large zucchinis.
Cut them up in the shape of fries. Make sure to keep potato skins on since most of the nutrients that sweet potatoes offer are located in its skin.
Lay them all on a baking sheet or tray. Add 2 Tb of olive oil, diced garlic, salt, pepper and seasoning of your choice ( I opted for homegrown dried sage this time).
Mix it to coat the veggies well and set to bake for about 30 minutes at 400F.