Posts Tagged ‘fries’

Almost half way!

It is February 13th today, and that means that I am one day away from the half way mark in this month long challenge.

Here is an image of what my workout challenge this month entails:

feb challenge

So today consisted of 12 pushups, followed up by 85 leg lifts and finally 130 squats. WHEW! That was enough to exhaust me completely. I am definitely feeling stronger than I was at the beginning of this month!

I am also still partaking in a no sugary drinks, gluten free, no chips, candy and garbage. I will however admit that I did have fries on night with a bun-less burger. I will justify it by saying that although it was deep fried, at least it was gluten free( fried in peanut oil). I do not feel any guilt about my eating choices this month. I think I am doing fantastic. The lesson that I am trying to teach myself is moderation. I can have fries, or a soda, or even some chips… what I can’t have is only  fries, sodas and chips .

So tomorrow is hump day, and I start on the last half of the month, and the last half of this challenge. I hope that its as successful and as rewarding as this first half.



The best potato wedge fries! Nomnomnom

I don’t know if its because I was really really hungry, or if its because I am just amazing… But I just made the best fries/potato wedges in the world.

I am a little disappointed that I didn’t take pictures during the preparation. I was just too hungry and focused on getting them in the oven and cooked!

They are so easy to make.

Preheat the oven to 425

I used two potatoes. Washed them and left the skin on.

I cut them into wedges, not too thick.

Tossed them in olive oil.

I then placed them all on a foil lined baking sheet.

I then sprinkled garlic powder, paprika and salt on them.

I then baked them for 25 minutes, then flipped them and cooked them another 7 minutes.

I wish I would have made more…. Or that I wouldn’t have shared with Darcy. They were so good. Especially with my home made ketchup.



Sweet potato fries

I don’t know why, but I have never been a big fan of sweet potatoes, and I guess by association, sweet potato fries. Lately with my change to Paleo, I have been thinking that I need to start expanding my palate. Perhaps foods that I once detested wont be so bad anymore.

So tonight I am attempting sweet potato fries. I don’t have a lot of experience making fries, and definitely not this variety. However, I am a big fan of carrot fries (which I will have to add on another post sometime) so I am just going to improvise this.

Since its just me, and even still it seems like a lot of fries…

1 average sized sweet potato
Olive oil

Turn the oven on to 400 degrees

Line a backing sheet with parchment or as I am using because I’m out of parchment – aluminum foil

Peel and slice the sweet potato, I like to make things skinny because I like crispy!

Now coat the sticks of sweet potato in olive oil –Lightly! (I tossed them all in a baggie and poured in the oil and swooshed it around a bunch till everything was coated.

Bake in the oven for approx 30 minute turning half way through ( bake a bit more or less time depending on your taste preference)

Here are the photos from the preparation. In the last photo you will be able to confirm that my daughter definitely enjoyed these!