Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Parents labelPrep time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (each about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide)
  • 4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 tbsp. canola oil
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF (230ºC).
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into ½-inch strips.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the potato strips with canola oil and dried thyme.
  4. Place the coated potato strips in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn potatoes once or twice during cooking to cook evenly.

Serves: 4

Serving size: About ½ cup of fries

This recipe has important nutrients for mom and baby, including:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A helps develop a baby's heart, eyes, and immune system. Good sources of vitamin A include milk, orange fruits and vegetables (such as cantaloupe, carrots, and sweet potatoes), and dark leafy greens. Prenatal vitamins should not contain more than 1,500 micrograms (5,000 IU) of vitamin A and pregnant women should not take vitamin A supplements. Both too little and too much vitamin A can harm a developing fetus.

Reviewed by: Meredith Parkinson, RD, LDN

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