Sweet Potato Fries (+ Dip Recipe!)

Written by: Lindsay Sibson

Calling all French Fry FANATICS!

Get your spuds ready, because July 13th is NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY - yippee!

You can have your fries (and mind your health TOO) when you make your very own oven baked fries.

Here is how YOU can make Spiced & Spiralized Sweet Potato Fries.

But first, check out these fun French Fry facts:

5 Fun Facts About French Fries

1. French fries originate in BELGIUM!
    • In 1680 in the Meuse Valley of Belgium, potatoes were fried as a substitute for fish when the river was frozen.
    2. French fries were introduced in the USA in 1801 when Thomas Jefferson was president.
    3. French fries are not called that in FRANCE!
      • They are known as frites, pommes frites, or patates frites.

      4. Each American eats approximately 16 pounds of French Fries per year.
      5. The world’s longest French Fry is 34 inches long, discovered at Taffy’s Hot Dog Stand in Buffalo, NY in July 2010.

      Now, about those FRIESSSSS...

      Spiced & Spiralized Sweet Potato Curly Fries


      • 3 large sweet potatoes
      • 2 tsp pure olive oil
      • 2 tsp paprika
      • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
      • ½ tsp garlic powder
      • ½ tsp turmeric powder
      • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper


      1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and place parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
      2. Give the sweet potatoes a good scrub before using a spiralizer to cut them into noodles (use the thickest noodle setting).
      3. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, cayenne, garlic, turmeric, salt and pepper.
      4. Toss the sweet potato fries in the olive oil and then sprinkle the spice mixture over the potatoes.
        • Toss to coat.
        5. Bake the fries in the oven for 30-35 minutes until golden and crispy.
          • Make sure to remove the fries and toss them every 10 minutes so that they bake evenly

          All you need is a yummy sauce to dip these delightful fries into!

          Amp up the flavor profile (AND the health benefits) by whipping up these Creamy & Cool Avocado Lime Sauce:

          Creamy & Cool Avocado Lime Sauce


          • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
          • 1 clove fresh garlic, peeled
          • ¼ cup white onion, diced
          • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
          • 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
          • 1 tbsp filtered water
          • Sea salt and pepper to taste


          1. In a high speed blender, add the avocado, onion, garlic, lime, cilantro and water.
            • Slowly add more water if needed to achieve consistency.
            • Add salt and pepper to taste and blend again.

            2. Scoop the dip into a small bowl to serve.

            Happy National French Fry Day, Fitlifer - Enjoy!

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            About The Author

            Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

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