Monday, March 7, 2011

Healthy Homemade Finger Food (HHFF) Idea: Sweet Potato Fries

Babies love to be independent and when it comes to learning to eat, nothing is more fun than watching your child try new healthy foods and feed themselves...Here is today's healthy, homemade finger food to try!


Sweet Potato Fries

6 medium to large sweet potatoes


Scrub sweet potatoes, clean and/or peel them if baby cannot handle the skins
Preheat oven to 400degrees(F)
Cut into sizes that will suit your needs or, cut into strips that you may then cut down after baking

In a large bowl, add about 1/4 cup of olive oil.
To this you may add cinnamon, ginger, a pinch of brown sugar, etc.. (I add cinnamon and sometimes a bit of brown sugar).

Toss the cut up sweet potatoes into the bowl and stir so that the potatoes are drenched with the olive oil mix.

Dump mixture onto a baking sheet and drizzle the remaining olive oil in the bowl over the potatoes on the baking sheet. Stir and swirl the potatoes on the baking sheet before placing in oven. Bake for approx 30-45minutes or until tender.

The skins may become crispy but the actual potato "meat" will not. They will be a bit mushy like. These will not look or bake up like regular white potato French Fries so don't be alarmed.

This is the basic way to do it and you can improvise as much as you want!


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