As I have told you numerous times, my sweet little Cohen actually screams for fries every time we pass by the golden arches. Funny thing is, I rarely ever have taken him there. So I can thank Mom for that. In fact, the other day we went by Subway and he was very confused when his sandwich didn’t come with fries. “Fries?” he asked. “No baby, they don’t have fries here”- I seriously wish I had a picture of his confused/worried/concerned expression when he heard that news! 😉
I know a lot of people don’t think they like sweet potatoes- because you haven’t tried them since someone tried to feed them to you with marshmallows- but its high time to give this wonderful veggie another chance. I figured adding a little parmesan to the equation might help you warm up to the idea!
Parmesan-Pepper Sweet Potato Fries (the ones Co loves MORE than McDonald’s- I swear)
Protein: 5 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
1/2 lb sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4″ thick sticks
1 tbsp grated reduced fat Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp paprika
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt, to taste
pinch of ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl, toss the potato, cheese, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt cayenne, and black pepper.
Place the potato sticks in a single layer on a medium non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Flip the potatoes and bake another 10-12 minutes, until tender and browned in spots. Serve immediately.