sweet potato pumpkins

Jack-O’-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries

Seasonal, Snacks

Even your fries can scream Halloween time! This year, you can carve more than just pumpkins… 

Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A which is an antioxidant powerhouse linked to anti-aging and good eyesight. They also have low sodium, fewer calories than white potatoes, and low fat. Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index which means it releases a steady amount of energy to your body without causing any blood sugar spikes! Perfect for us diabetics watching those blood sugars!

sweet potato pumpkins

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled (or how every many you want to make)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F degrees.
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes into big round sliver dollar sized fries (the thinner the better because it will be easier to cut into it as you make the pumpkin shapes). With each silver dollar sized fry, use your knife to cut and shape it into a pumpkin by adding a stem. Then cut out 2 triangles and a smile for the jack-o-lantern face. If you have a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, that would work too.
  3. Once you have all your pumpkins cut out, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Cover all the sweet potato fries with olive oil and sprinkle as much pepper and garlic salt that you would like and toss them around so that the seasoning and olive oil coats all of the fries.
    tossed seasoned uncooked fries

    tossed seasoned uncooked fries

  5. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes (depending on your thickness) until they are golden brown and tender.
  6. Take them out and allow to cool. Enjoy your pumpkins as a side dish or by themselves for a snack!

1 medium sweet potato: Total carbs 23g, Sugar 6g, Protein 2g

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