Sweet Potato Fries + Avocado Dipping Sauce


My meal plan has me eating either brown rice, sweet potatoes, or quinoa at both lunch and dinner every single day. These are all low-GI (Glycemic Index) complex carbs that help keep you full longer, contain better nutrients, and regulate your blood sugar. My dad is diabetic, which puts me at a higher risk of developing diabetes, and low-GI carbohydrates help lower this risk. I happened to stumble upon this recipe in a magazine at the nail salon over the weekend. Super easy, delicious, and way better than regular french fries.

Nutritional Overview
Calories: 120
Carbs: 19
Fat: 4
Protein: 2Serves: 2
Cook time: 20 minutes (5 active, 15 baking)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning (like Tony’s salt-free blend), divided
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Cut sweet potato into wedges and spread out on a baking sheet. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil
  3. Combine paprika and 3/4 tsp Cajun seasoning in a bowl and sprinkle over potatoes
  4. Mix up the potato wedges to evenly distribute spices and bake for 15 minutes
  5. While your potatoes are baking, mix avocado, lime juice, sea salt, and remaining Cajun seasoning in a small blender or food processor until smooth (I add a little cilantro)
  6. Serve potato wedges hot and use the avocado sauce to dip (like ketchup, but better)
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