French fries, ketchup, hot sauce…. can you tell I’m pregnant? This baby is begging for carbs, around the clock. Of course, I could play the craving card and have my husband run through the drive through on the way home from work but I worked my tail off to lose 65 lbs last year so you better believe I will not be gaining it all back.
So what is a french-fry-craving-pregnant-gal to do? Find a happy medium. With a little help from my friends at Alexia, not only did I have crispy sweet potato fries on the table in 20 minutes but I saved myself hundreds of calories.
A typical side of sweet potato fries at a restaurant will run you 500-600 calories a serving. A large order of fries from a fast food joint will cost you 25 g of fat. Making your own at home without the guilt? Priceless.
If you’ve never tried sriracha, you must get on the band wagon. It provides a deep but delicate heat with a hint of sweetness and is my favorite condiment for curries, fried rice, Asian noodle soups and more. We almost always have it on the dinner table and I think you should too.
Your fork is waiting.
- Serves: 4
- Serving size: 4.5 oz fries + 2 tablespoons sriracha ketchup
- Calories: 205
- Fat: 5 g
- Saturated fat: 0
- Unsaturated fat: 5 g
- Trans fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 36.2 g
- Sugar: 23.8 g
- Sodium: 608 mg
- Fiber: 3.8 g
- Protein: 2.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Bake sweet potato fries according to package instructions.
- While fries are baking, mix together ketchup and sriracha in a small bowl. Check for heat level and and adjust accordingly.
- Serve fries hot with sriracha ketchup on the side.
Disclaimer: I am a proud member of the Alexia food blogger Tastemaker program. As always, all thoughts are my own.