So you love fries, but also your thighs. It’s a dilemma we all face but The Fit Foodie has a solution.
“Bake them in a little healthy oil, and use low-GI sweet potatoes to keep blood sugars stable. They’re just as good (if not better) than the ones you’ll find at the takeaway, just be sure to share them around!” she says.
Pair them with this lemon cashew dip for a high fibre snack or throw them alongside a nutritious dinner meal.
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Cashew Dip
Prep + Cook: 40 minutes
2 large orange sweet potatoes, cut into fries
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
½ teaspoon each of cinnamon and paprika
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary (optional)
For the dip
2 tablespoons cashew butter
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, extra
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon rice malt syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3-5 tablespoons water
Preheat the oven to 220°C.
Add sweet potato fries to a baking tray and drizzle over the olive oil.
Sprinkle on the salt and spices, then toss the sweet potato to coat.
Roast for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
Make the dip by adding the cashew butter, tahini, olive oil, garlic, rice malt syrup and lemon to a small bowl then mixing well.
Add enough of the water to thin out the dip, mixing well, to your desired consistency.
Serve sweet potato fries sprinkled with rosemary, then dunk away.
+ Money-saving tip … Make your own cashew butter by adding 2 cups of cashews to a food processor, then processing on low for 20-25 minutes or until creamy, scraping down the side as necessary. Resist the urge to add water—the oils from the nuts will eventually release to form a creamy butter; just be patient! Don’t forget to give your food processor a few breaks too so it doesn’t overheat. Add a pinch of sea salt and blend again for 30 seconds. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 4 months.