Who doesn’t love fries? Unfortunately, most restaurant fries are bathed in unhealthy oils and coated with way too much salt.

Luckily, it’s simple to make crave-worthy fries at home. White potatoes are healthy and delicous, but I favor sweet potatoes for their rich flavor and beta-carotene content.

Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A, which is critical for eye health, glowing skin, and a robust immune system. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from damaging free radicals. Eating antioxidant foods may even lower your risk of heart disease and cancer!

I keep it simple by cutting sweet potatoes into fries, tossing them with olive oil and sea salt, and baking them until they’re a little crispy. When I make them on the weekend I always cut extra fries and store them in a Ziplock in the freezer for a weeknight dinner when I don’t have as much prep time.  (Even “healthy” brands of frozen French fries have a lot of questionable ingredients.)

Serve leftover fries as breakfast potatoes along side some farm-fresh scrambled eggs.  Yum!

Until next time, make every bite count!