Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Day 35: Monday, Oct. 6, Assessment and Sweet Potato Fries Recipe & Failed Enchilada Photos

So yesterday was great as far as workouts, and pretty good about food, too! I came in at 1,524 calories, 59 fat grams and a 199 carbs. So carbs were pretty high… and fat grams were too high. But it was olive oil – does that mean it’s good fat? Before the olive oil I only had 25 fat grams… hmmm. I have a hard time with fat. If I could only count calories I’d be a happy girl! In the end, with the 3.5 miles, I was definitely good on calories, so that’s good! What I Ate Today

So the amazing, amazing sweet potato fries… here is a pic of mine with the Morningstar chicken sandwich – YUM! I hate that I can’t figure out where I found this recipe (so embarrassing), but it was online and it called for this:

  • 1 - 1 1/2 lb sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Peal the sweet potatoes and cut into strips that are about 1/2 inch wide on each side. Place the sweet potatoes into a sealable plastic bag. Add oil, salt, paprika and cinnamon. Seal the bag and shake well to thoroughly coat the fries. Spread the potatoes out onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Cook for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a paper towel lined plate and serve warm.

Note: I used less olive oil and cut thinner strips so they only needed to cook for 22 minutes! Either way – I LOVED the paprika/cinnamon mixture and they smelled FANTASTIC!

On a total sidebar – here are pics of my enchiladas from Sunday! I wish they tasted as good as I think they looked! I plan to try again soon with the new tortillas I got last night!!


eurydice said...

whoo nice photos! i will try the spices on the fries for sure.

fittingbackin said...

I loved the spices! I just need to get better at cutting "fry" shapes. :(