Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Eating clean does not mean your meals have to be bland and boring. There are plenty of tasty and clean recipes out there… you just have to look! Eating clean introduced me to a lot of unique spices and flavors. I actually did not like spicy food of any kind before eating healthier meals. I guess using them so often to add flavor to my meals has increased my tolerance to spices.

I found these tasty little fries on Muffin Topless‘ blog. All of the different spices combined create a mildly spicy and smokey flavor. This recipe changes it up for your taste buds if you’re tired of eating sweet potatoes or if you’re not a fan of sweet potatoes. Give this a try next time you’re making burgers!

Spicy and Clean Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites (or 2 egg whites)
  • tsp chili powder
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp oregano
  • tsp ground cumin
  • tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Chop sweet potatoes into classic french fry shapes. Try to keep them an even thickness or they will not cook properly.
  3. Add uncooked sweet potatoes to a large bowl (preferably one with a lid, it makes it easier). Add egg whites and toss until the potatoes are coated.
  4. Combine all spices in a small bowl and mix. Add mixed spices on top of your potatoes in large bowl and toss until all fries are lightly coated with spices.
  5. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray and spread the fries out evenly.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Flip the fries and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until desired consistency. Total cook time should be about 35 minutes.
  7. For extra crispy fries: Turn your oven to broil for a few minutes after the full 35 minutes cook time is up.

Serve warm and enjoy 🙂

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Healthy buffalo chicken pizza? Yep! Pizza is one of my favorite cheat meals. I allow myself to have a cheat meal (something high in fat and deliciousness) once a week. During the week I like to stick to a clean and healthy diet which is why I love finding ways to make my favorite cheat meals into healthier versions that still make me feel like I am eating the real thing.

I found a really easy and simple buffalo chicken crock pot recipe on Natalie Hodson’s blog and decided to throw it on a Flat Out Flat Bread and make a pizza. I created a delicious and guilt free pizza! I am going to attempt buffalo chicken wraps or a buffalo chicken salad next.

 

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 16 oz organic low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • 4 Flat Out whole wheat flat-bread
  • 1 can organic pizza sauce
  • mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Add chicken, garlic and broth to crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until chicken easily shreds with fork.
  2. Shred chicken and drain broth expect for 1/2 cup. Add Frank’s Buffalo sauce to the chicken and remaining broth and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put Flat Out whole wheat flat-bread on a cookie sheet and cook those alone for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and layer flat-bread with pizza sauce, buffalo chicken and mozzarella cheese.
  5. Place pizzas in oven for 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Remove and eat up! 🙂