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Sweet Potato Fries and Secret Sauce

Fries 01

Who’s a fan of Boston Pizza? I rarely go there, but when I do I always know exactly what I want and it’s not pizza. It’s their sweet potato f and the delicious dip that goes with it. The first time I had it, I knew that I wanted to try to recreate their secret dip recipe. Its crazy delicious and I was certain I could make a healthier, lower-fat version. So I did. But first, the sweet potato fries recipe. Notice that the ingredients dimensions are pretty vague…just splash on whatever looks good to you, less oil for lower fat…less salt, more lime juice. You get the idea. The nutritional info is just based on an average.

‘Hint of Lime’ Sweet Potato Fries

  1. 1 morbidly obese sweet potato
  2. Drizzle of agave nectar (1-2 teaspoons)
  3. Drizzle of lime juice (1-2 teaspoons)
  4. Drizzle of grapeseed oil (1-3 tablespoons)
  5. Sprinkling of sea salt and pepper

First, cut up the potato into fries.

Fries 02

Fries 03

Then drizzle on the ingredients listed above. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. And because I was so excited to eat the fries I totally forgot to take a picture of the final product. My apologies. But they’re that good. This recipe serves 4-5.

Nutritional Info (based on 5 servings): Cals: 90, Fat: 5.5g, Sodium: 478mg, Carbs: 10g, Fibre: 1g, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 1g

Now onto the secret dip! That’s about to not be so secret…

Dip 01

Charissa’s BP Secret Sauce

  1. ¼ cup low-fat mayo
  2. 1/8 cup Greek yogurt
  3. 1/8 cup salsa
  4. 1 tsp. lime juice
  5. Sprinkle of Thai seasoning (opt)
  6. Pinch of onion powder
  7. 1 tbsp. agave nectar

Simply mix up the above ingredients and devour. I love this on hamburgers, hot dogs, and as a dip for potato fries too.

Nutritional Info (per tablespoon): Cals: 14, Fat: .4g, Sodium: 72mg, Carbs: 3g, Sugars: 2g

Today: I got home from my long trip yesterday night, so this day will be spent unpacking and getting my life all organized again. I also have a 4 miler on the schedule. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a whole lot of fitness in while I was gone, so I need to get back into the daily swing of things. While I was gone, since it was a holiday, I wasn’t as careful about my eating, so I’m going to tighten things up a bit. Here’s some of my mini goals for today.

-drink 2 cups of lemon juice water (check!)

-run 4 miles

-eat oatmeal and fruit for breakfast (check!)

-drink 10 cups of water by the end of today

Do you have a restaurant recipe makeover you’d like to share? Do you have any tips for getting back into routine?

Category: Dips & Sauces, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Side Dishes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , 9 comments »

9 Responses to “Sweet Potato Fries and Secret Sauce”

  1. Kelly

    Sauce looks delish!

  2. Nadia

    I wasn’t able to get used to the sweet potatoes, but this sauce looks so tasty that I’m going to try them again :)

  3. FoodFitnessFreshair

    Sweet potato fries are my favorite!! My roommate just made some a couple days ago. Dipping sauces are always fun too!

  4. Clarkie @ Beloved Green

    I adore sweet potato fries, and combined with your sauce it should be a hit.

  5. Nicole@HeatOvenTo350

    These look great, especially with that dip. You’ve got such a great site! I can’t wait to see more.

  6. Charissa

    Thanks guys! Appreciate your comments and encouragement!

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  8. Falen

    Your dip isn’t right at alll!!! I used to work there all the dip is, is Cajun spice and some mayo !!!

  9. Charissa

    Falen~ It wasn’t my intention to make it exactly like Boston Pizza’s…I just loved it so much, I tried to created a healthy version that tasted similar!

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