Sweet Potato Fries & Lectin-Free Guacamole

We all love eating fries as a snack. Potato fries are the most popular and widely used as a side dish in many cuisines. In any fast-food restaurant if you go and order a meal, they give you a pack full of fries. The majority of them are deep fried in liters of oil making it crunchy, juicy and tasty. Fries are popular among children as well as adults.

Does it add any value to your diet? People are addicted to this most popular junk food, i.e. potato fries. When we become health conscious, our dietitian advises us to stop eating fries. How about, if fries can be prepared in a healthier way so you can take them along with your diet. That would be great.

This is an exciting sweet potato fry recipe super-charged with nutrients that even your dietitian can’t stop you from eating. You can easily prepare this at home in few minutes and reap the benefits without compromising on taste. But before we discuss this recipe let us understand why fries are not good for health.

The Problem

The popular choice among fries, i.e. potato french fries are deep fried in oil. This increases their fat content with unhealthy oils that are high in Omega 6’s compared to Omega 3’s. Potatoes are also nightshades, which are considered foods high in lectins, so they are avoided on the lectin-free diet. Is there any possible way to enjoy this tasty and yummy snack while keeping the essential health benefits intact?

The Solution

Everyone loves eating potato fries because of the crunch and salty taste. What if we replace the unhealthy components used in the fry’s preparation with healthier options?

To do this, let’s replace the normal potato with sweet potato and instead of frying, let’s bake it. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. These sweet potato fries not only give a crunchy and yummy taste but fully packed with loaded nutrients.

To supercharge these fries with additional nutrients, replace the synthetic ketchup which also contains lectins from tomatoes with a low lectin organic guacamole. Avocados are incredibly nutritious with tons of health benefits. When you eat these healthy fries dipped in Guacamole, an ideal combination of taste and health comes together. Before we get into details about this healthy sweet potato snack, let us understand its health benefits.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

  • Excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, Manganese, Potassium and antioxidants
  • Excellent source of beta-carotene which improves your immune system

Health Benefits of Avocado

  • Rich source of Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, and riboflavin.
  • Healthy source of fats and fiber

Furthermore, the sweet potato fries and guacamole preparation also includes lemon, garlic, olive oil, and black pepper. All these are a rich source of vitamins, potassium, dietary fiber and are excellent for a diet low in lectins.

How to prepare the sweet potato fries and guacamole

You can easily get fresh sweet potatoes and organic avocado in the market. These are the two main key ingredients required for preparing this healthy snack or side dish. The method of preparation is super quick and easy.

Note: Organic is recommended as they are typically lower in lectins.

Ingredients Required

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • One Organic avocado
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 2-tbsp lemon juice

Preparation Method

Organic Sweet Potato Fries – Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut up organic sweet potatoes into thin slices. Place it on a baking tray. Drizzle olive oil across fries and then use a basting brush to spread the oil more evenly across the fries. You can also alternatively put the sweet potato fries into a bowl, add the olive oil and then mix them around to more evenly coat the fries.

Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Put fries on a baking tray in the oven for 20 minutes, then flip. Place back in for another 20 minutes. The fries should be golden brown and somewhat crispy. You can cook a bit more or less to your taste, your oven, and depending on the thickness of the fries.

Guacamole – Slice the organic avocado and scoop it out into a mixing bowl. Gently mash with a fork and sprinkle a pinch of garlic powder, black pepper, and salt to taste. Add 2-tbsp lemon juice and the yummy healthy avocado guacamole is ready to go along with the sweet potato fries.

Final Verdict

Sweet Potato Fries and Guacamole is a unique way to eat potato fries in the healthiest way. This recipe is not only mouth-watering, but each ingredient used has several added health benefits. Try this recipe at home and enjoy them as a part of your healthy diet meal plan.

sweet potato fries guacamole lectin free
Awesome sweet potato fries with lectin-free guacamole!