Healthy Tailgate Snack – Sweet Potato Fries with a Kick, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

Through out football season we’ll be glued to the TV, travelling to tailgates, and watching our own modern day gladiators battle it out in the Western World’s coliseum. Whether your hosting, contributing, or sharing snacks keeping fans happy and healthy help narrow down your options for game day. This season we encourage you to share nutritious tailgating treats. We hope to have a long list of health conscious choices tested for fan approval by Superbowl Sunday.

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For this weekend’s blitz try Sweet Potato Fries With a Kick!

Recipe from Trainer, Kayte Walsh

I make these all the time for a side dish with dinner or game time or movie night snack. 2 or 3 potatoes make a great batch to share with a couple people. You can use either sweet potatoes (gold color) or yams (orange color), but I prefer sweet potatoes because they seem to come out a little firmer yet still soft in the center.

Preheat your oven to 350. Start by peeling and cutting the chosen potatoes into fries. Thickness depends on you. I like a little narrower than the average steak fries. Toss cut potatoes in a bowl with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkle on some cayenne pepper (that’s where the kick comes from). Spread out on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 min turning the fries over at the half way mark. So simple, so nutritious, but beware of dipping sauces with lots of fat or sugar. I like a just little touch of ketchup or even on their own!