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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries


If you recently got an air fryer and excited to try some recipes, these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are a great starting point. These are the healthier alternative to the deep-fried original.

Sweet potatoes are full of nutrients with many health benefits. However, deep frying adds a significant amount of calories to a low-calorie food.

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 sweet potato's, peeled.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground sweet paprika.
  • pinch of salt.
  • pinch of pepper.

METHOD

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 200 degrees c.
  2. Cut sweet potato into slices or fries. Place in a bowl with olive oil, toss to coat.
  3. Season with salt, pepper and paprika, mix until all fries are evenly coated.
  4. Place an even layer of fries in the air fryer basket.
  5. Cook until golden, about 10 minutes.
  6. Transfer chips to a coconut bowl and season with extra paprika.

Pack these sweet potato chips into your lunch box or serve them with a creamy dip. Don't forget to bring your reusable cutlery!

Health Benefits

Here are a few health benefits from making sweet potatoes part of your diet. Sweet Potatoes are an amazing source of:

Potassium - regulates fluid in the body’s cells, helps control muscle contractions, and helps prevent bone loss and kidney stones, and may help lower blood pressure.

Beta Carotene/Vitamin A - Beta Carotene which gives the sweet potato its orange colour, is converted to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is responsible for eye health, vision, and also a well-functioning immune system. With the skin on, sweet potato contains more than 400% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin A.

Vitamin C - helps the body fight infections, supports the immune system, aids the body in absorbing iron, and is needed for the formation of collagen.

Dietary Fibre - flesh of the sweet potato is loaded with soluble fibre which promotes good gut health, a well-functioning digestive system, and is linked to improving cardiovascular health.

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