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Ever since my pal, Kim, told me about her spiralizer, I was intrigued. But then I thought, ugh, another kitchen gadget?! Do we really need that?!

But then I remembered how, so often, I think I don’t like a certain food, but it’s not that I don’t like it. It’s that I don’t like the way it’s prepared. Like Brussels sprouts. I don’t like them steamed. But sauteed? Roasted? YOU BET!

And changing up how I prepare things ensures I get my kids to eat it. We have our own fair share of problems (re: sleep!). But my kids LOVE to eat. Like, all day. And they like new foods and new ways of preparing old favorites, so I figured they’d enjoy some spiralized veggies.

(This proved to provide major entertainment value.)

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Also, this thing is $30, so while not the cheapest, definitely not a break-the-bank experiment.

So I ordered my spiralizer and that same day bought a giant bag of sweet potatoes at Costco. I love sweet potatoes, but those suckers take forever to bake. But according to the recipes I researched, sweet potatoes spiralized take a fraction of the time. Also, I love sweet potato fries over regular fries anytime (although you will note regular potatoes in these pictures because some people prefer those), and I was itching to make a healthy version.

And that’s how sweet potatoes came to be my first victims.

Let’s get into it!

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Spiralized Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

+Sweet potato (or a few of them if you’re feeding more than one person)

+Salt

+Pepper

+Olive Oil

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Peel your sweet potatoes. Cut the ends off the sweet potato, taking care to make the ends as flat as possible. Cut your sweet potato in half, taking care to make the cut even and flat. I find cutting the sweet potato in half makes spiralizing easier.

Get your sweet potato into position and spiralize according to the directions on your spiralizer. We used the blade that made the smallest sweet potato strings.

Toss your sweet potato strings in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Just eye-ball it.

Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Put sweet potatoes on baking sheet, trying to get them on one, even layer.

Bake for 10-15 minutes. You might need to give them a toss half-way through baking.

Remove from oven and enjoy! So easy, so yum!

Do you have a spiralizer?! What do you spiralize?! I can’t wait to try some other things like apples and squash.

Author

Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.

  • Marie

    Three cheers for potatoes (real and sweet)! πŸ˜‰ Those look delicious!

    • HA! I much prefer the sweet potato variety. Kate does, too!

  • A spiralizer has been on my wishlist since the summer, but like you, all I can think is do we really need another kitchen gadget? I just don’t know if we would use it enough. But I do love sweet potato fries…

    • I wasn’t sure…but I use it several time a week! And it’s pretty small…:) Let me know if you get one!