Can One little kitchen gadget help make eating your vegetables happier, healthier, and easier? These sweet potato curly fries blew me away. They are so easy to make and are baked, not fried, making them a healthy DELICIOUS choice that the entire family can enjoy.
|A spiralizer is not electric- it's a simple hand held kitchen tool|
Spiralizers are relatively inexpensive ( around $15-$30 ) and can help you make amazing raw vegetable noodles from zucchini, beets, sweet potato, white potato, and butternut squash. You get the feel of a noodle dish but the nutrients, calories, and carbs of a vegetable. You may remember one of my previous posts for zucchini noodles. All the taste without carbs!
If you are looking for ways to cut down on calories and carbs, you can do so with a spiralizer!
zucchini spaghetti .- low calorie and low carb- very high in taste
For crispy curly fries. bake about thirty -five minutes; For a softer noodle-like fry ( which is also good) , bake about 20-25 minutes.
They cook much faster than regular sweet potato fries because they are so much thinner. They do cook down somewhat, so I figure one medium - large potato per person.
Season Your Fries!
- Mexican Fries: Sprinkle with cumin
- Cinnamon Fries: another hit!
- Cajun Spicy Fries? Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning
How do you like to season your sweet potato fries?
I love the presentation of this healthy side dish, and let's not forget that they are naturally gluten free and vegan!
How do you buy a sprializer?
I bought the Joyce Chen 51-0662, Saladacco Spiral Slicer, White which is simple to use and makes a thinner spaghetti noodle strand than my Palermo. ( It also makes a ribbon like strand)
I also have one like this Palermo which makes a little thicker spaghetti type noodle strand.
Spiralizer By Palermo- Voted the Best Vegetable Maker,
Truthfully, I like them both. But there are many other types of spiralizers available on Amazon to choose from as well like this smaller hand held model ( I've never tried it, but I've heard it works and it's in the $12.00 range.) I've also seen the small hand held ones in some stores.
Author: Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time : 5-7 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Special Equipment: Spiralizer
Serves: 2 large or 4 small portions
2 large sweet potatoes, washed and peeled
1/4 cup of olive oil or coconut oil ( or use olive oil or coconut oil spray)
Preheat oven to 375
Cut both ends of each sweet potato so they are straight and flat.
Follow the direction on your spiralizer for making spiral noodles ( they are many kinds of spiralizers). When the noodles are cut ( sprialized) , toss with the olive oil OR spray with olive oil spray. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and then place the cut sweet potatoes on the parchment paper. Bake for abou 35 minutes for a crispy potato or about 25 minutes for a noodle like texture. ( Check after 20 minutes and toss if desired and check for burning)
|Toss with Olive Oil|
|Place on a cookie sheet and bake|
What kind of spiralizer to you use? How do you like it?
Leave some comments for those who have never tried one before!
When you are healthy you feel energetic, can accomplish more, and can enjoy life more. Kids who eat well can focus better in school and feel more balanced. Adding more fresh energizing vegetables to your diet is a first step in feeling good!
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