Sweet Potato Fries, and a Simple Recipe for Healthy Dip

Good evening friends! Hope you are having a great day!

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Today, before going to Trader Joe’s with my Mom, I had two snacks

  • A kiwi
  • A small handful of Almonds

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We got lots of goodies! I was craving sweet potato fries all day, so I bought some to have for dinner

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To eat with my sweet potato fries, I made a dip:

  • 1 good spoonful of non-fat plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 shake powdered garlic
  • A touch of sea-salt

After you put these together, mix up the dip and stick in the fridge until you’re ready to eat

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To go with my sweet potato fries, I had half a container of Vegetable & Grain Country Salad topped with Bruschetta. If you can see in the pictures, I always drain the oil from my bruschetta sauce. It’s way too much for me, and always makes me feel funny. By draining the oil, it doesn’t lose it’s taste and in my opinion, it tastes even better! I love Bruschetta Sauce!

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I cooked my sweet potato fries in just under 1 tbsp. of coconut oil. Cook on med/high heat until the edges get golden brown.

So many people recommend using Coconut Oil for it’s healthy benefits. I’d like to find out more, because by reading the label, it seems very saturated… I don’t see how that could be healthy for you? If you have any information, send it my way! I would love to know! In the meantime, I will do some research and get back to you all. If it doesn’t have healthy benefits, I would just as happily use Olive Oil! I love it!

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Here is my Dinner…! Delicious!

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The Dip turned out soo great! I love this healthy alternative for a chip (or french fry) dip

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For dessert, I had two Dark Chocolate Nutty Bites

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And, to end the night, I am blogging and watching the Oscars!

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Today has been so nice, and so relaxing! I did not get ready one bit!!

I stayed in my pajama’s all day, showered quickly, and then went to TJ’s. Other than that, I have been one happy bum! πŸ™‚

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your night! Notice sweet little Noah Boo laying down behind me. My goodness he has got an easy life!

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16 responses to “Sweet Potato Fries, and a Simple Recipe for Healthy Dip

  1. Here is a great article on coconut oil to explain why it is good…the bottom half of the page explains why it is healthy: http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html

  2. Also here is another website…to show coconut oil is good. πŸ™‚
    http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/

  3. Nidia

    too lazy to find resources to show about coconut oil BUT i do know its very very good for you!!! i will though tomorrow. brain is shutting off now lol

  4. kayleigh

    PAIGE. so this is totally unrelated to this post but i was away from my computer all last week and just got the chance to watch your videos that you posted. the workout one was so inspirational and really made me want to be best friends with you. (haha, that sounded so creepy i promise i’m not!!)
    i know i have just started commenting and really just found your blog a couple of weeks ago but i look forward to reading everyday and you are just such an inspiration to me and you have the most infectious happy spirit about you!! just thought i’d let ya know!

    • Awe! Thank you so much! I love when my blog can make someone else happy! Thank you for sharing this with me. I absolutely love reading these things πŸ™‚ And don’t worry, it is not creepy, I am sure we would make great friends πŸ™‚ ENJOY READING! ❀

  5. I JUST bought those sweet potato fries! I’ve never thought of cooking them in a pan but I kind of like that idea!! Do they come out crispy like they would in the oven?

  6. lauren ricketts

    I’ve been wondering for the longest time about the coconut oil dilemma! Been putting off doing extra research but I will definitely check those articles out. Heard so many good things in the past from holistic doctor articles, but it has so so much saturated fat! Sure does taste delicious adding it to things though πŸ™‚ I love cooking the potstickers from trader joes in it with coconut quinoa (using coconut milk). Never used it on sweet potato fries, just olive oil so I’m excited to try this next!

    • Okay, Lauren! We have to start eating it more. I am so convinced! Haha, people have written me so much saying that they LOVE coconut oil, and they have experienced the benefits of it- nice heart, weight loss, healthy skin… etc… just all good things. It’s not like we have to go eat the whole jar- but I’m going to cook with it more than I do now πŸ™‚ I know people that I babysit for even use it on their little kids skin to get rid of eczema!

      • lauren

        Those sound like some good benenfits to me! it’s always nice to hear from people who have experienced benefits instead of just reading about it in articles, definitely makes a difference. Wow eczema too?! I hope it cures mine!

      • Yea, seriously! And yep! It has been said to help! You should let me know if it does πŸ™‚

  7. jessi

    I might just have to make sweet potato fries for breakfast now haha. Those look goooood. And don’t worry about the saturated fat in coconut oil, it’s totally different from the saturated fats from animal sources. And it’s actually metabolized for energy way easier than other types of fat – so go get your coconut on!

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