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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

A few months ago, my family and I made a huge decision to start living a healthier lifestyle, which included being more active together and eating clean. While my kids weren’t too sure what that meant right away, they knew they wanted to jump on board and trusted me on this decision. Quickly after the switch, I noticed a huge change in my family. Not only were we eating better, but we had a lot more energy. Our attitudes were better and preparing food to eat became a family ordeal and not just something I would do by myself. School is right around the corner, so I am doing all I can to make sure my family continues to eat well. Back-to-school is a very busy time for us, but with a bit of planning and preparation, I know we can stay on track.

There are quite a few recipes that have become a favorite, but our go-to has become baked sweet potato fries. These are incredibly simple to make that even my kids enjoy helping. What makes it easy is that most of the meal prep takes place inside Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs. You just dump the ingredients in and let it marinate in all that yummy goodness before baking.

With school quickly approaching for our family, having easy meals like this makes life so much easier. I can let the fries marinate in Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs while I go pick up the kids and then throw them in the oven once we get home for a quick and healthy snack after school. Fueling their bodies with healthy foods is so important while they are being educated.

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients needed:

  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste
  • Jerk Seasoning, or Garlic Powder, or fresh Rosemary (your preference)
  • 1/8 Cup Olive Oil

 Directions:

Peel and slice sweet potatoes into fry size.

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Once sliced put them into a gallon-sized Ziploc® bag with Easy Open Tabs along with olive oil and spices. Let sit for about 10 minutes.

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Preheat oven to 450.

Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.

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Bake for 15 mins, then flip and back for another 10-15 minutes. Until crisp.

Healthy fries

This will make a few days worth so we always store them in Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs in the fridge and reheat when ready to eat.

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Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs are also great for non-food items! They make great storage bags for crafts and art supplies as well, so you can store all your children’s school supplies easily without losing anything.

Right now there are some wonderful promotions for Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs, so head to your local Kroger or Kroger Banner stores (Baker’s Supermarkets, City Market, Dillions Food Stores, Fry’s, Gerbes Super Market, Harris Teeter, Jay X, King Soopers, Owen’s, Pay Less Super Markets, QFC, Ralphs, Ruler Foods, Scott’s, and Smith’s) to pick up a box or two.

  • 7/20 to 8/16: $3.99 promo on:
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    • Ziploc® brand Storage bags with Easy Open Tabs Gallon Value Pack 38ct
    • Ziploc® brand Freezer bags with Easy Open Tabs Quart Value Pack 38ct
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  • 8/2 to 8/9/15: $1 MEGA offer (Buy 4, save $4 or Buy 5, Save $5)
  • 8/9 to 8/30: $0.50 off regular retail price on:
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    • Ziploc® brand Sandwich bag with Easy Open Tabs 90ct
    • Ziploc® brand Snack bags with Easy Open Tabs 90ct

 

How do you get ready for back to school? I’d love to hear your ideas! http://cbi.as/mg7p