The Best Sweet Potato Fries Ever

sweet potato friesSpiced Sweet-Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado Dip
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 sweet potatoes (about 1 lb), cut into wedges
1/4 tsp hot Hungarian paprika
1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, divided
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup (2.5 oz) silken tofu
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 450°F. On a baking sheet, drizzle olive oil over potatoes and mix with hands to coat evenly.

In a small bowl, combine paprika with 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, then sprinkle over potatoes, mixing again to coat. Bake for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft and beginning to char.

Meanwhile, in the bowl of a food processor, combine avocado, tofu, lime juice, 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, and salt. Process until smooth. Serve as a dip alongside potatoes.

Makes 4 servings
Per serving: 220 cal, 11 g fat (1.5 g sat), 28 g carbs, 340 mg sodium, 7 g fiber, 4 g protein

Recipe from Women’s Health

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Day 10 1500 Calorie 30 Day Meal Plan

Meal planning

Friday’s 1500 Calorie Meal Plan

Day 10

Breakfast
3 Scrambled Eggs
1 large grapefruit

Snack
0% fat Greek yogurt
25 almonds

Lunch
Leftover Tofu Stir-Fry
1 cup of brown rice

Snack
1 banana
1 piece of string cheese

Dinner
Quick Lemon Chicken with Rice
2 cups of broccoli

Note: If you find yourself getting hungry, hit the produce aisle. Think outside the celery stick: fresh veggies come in all colors, flavors, and crunch levels. Better yet, they fill you up without packing on pounds.

Reference: Women’s Health

Changing My Habits

Morning Inspiration……I thought I would share all of my bad habits before I decided to really take a stand and saddle up for my Healthy Lifestyle Change. Even though I would work out and I had changed my eating habits I still had a lot of work to do. I didn’t really notice a change until I started my 21-Day Detox that I really saw how nutrition could transform your body…..I know it’s true when they say nutrition is 80% of your Healthy Lifestyle while working out is only 20%. If you are guilty of these bad habits it may be time for you to start your 21-Day Detox!!!!

  1. Sleep-Induced Hunger

  2. Eating on the Job

  3. Emotional Snacking

  4. Meals on the Go

  5. Vacation Eating

  6. Dining-Out Diet Disasters

  7. Weekend Indulgences

  8. Overboard at the Buffet

  9. Feeding in Front of the TV