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Love the taste of fries, but want a healthier alternative?

YMCA Wellness Directors say even the pickiest kids will eat these sweet potatoes fries! They pack plenty of flavor without all the calories. Add hot paprika for a spicy touch.

You’ll love the no fuss, no mess clean up for this side dish!


1 medium sweet potato, scrubbed and dried
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 pinch salt


Heat oven to 425 degrees. Slice sweet potato lengthwise into 8 pieces. Toss with oil, paprika and salt.

Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake until lightly browned on the bottom, about 15 minutes. Turn slices and bake until bottom is browned and potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes more.

Serve hot. Dip in low-fat ranch dressing for a little zing.