Sweet Potato Fries with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

My dear friend posted something incredibly inspiring and personal on her blog yesterday.

sweet potato fries 1

She, along with many of us, including myself, is addicted to sugar. I mean, hey? Who isn’t? I actually interned at a cooking demonstration yesterday that was hosted at a high fructose corn syrup manufacturing plant. Cool, Winston Salem. Didn’t know we were that bad. Between that and the tobacco, we might as well throw in the towel.

sweet potato fries 2

Anyway. Back to the point. She has been a fab friend to me, between inviting me to New York City, experimenting with vegetarianism, and dropping assorted baked goods on my doorstep at various times of the day. I applaud her for being so courageous in sharing a personal tidbit about herself on her blog and I wanted to give her a motivational shout out.

Maybe I’ll consider lowering my sugar intake too? Maybe. Strength in numbers. We’ll start with some healthy sweet potato french fries. Sound good? Baby steps.

Also, sorry for the lack of pictures. My other two were blurry. We’ll just say I was hungry?..

Sweet Potato Fries with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

1 sweet potato
1 tbsp lemon pepper
1 tbsp garlic salt
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 c plain Greek yogurt
3 tbsp cilantro
1 tbsp lime juice

1. Peel sweet potato and chop into thick slices, like fries.
2. Put fries in a bowl and coat with olive oil, pepper, and salt. Toss so that fries are coated equally.
3. Spread fries onto a wire rack, and place rack on top of cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes at 400°F.
4. In a food processor or chopper, combine yogurt, cilantro, and lime juice.
5. Dip fries into yogurt sauce.

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