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Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

I made some sweet potato fries randomly the other day. I was experimenting with some spices and made the best sweet potato fries I ever made! I posted a  recipe a while back but this recipe right here is by far the best! Here it is!fries

Ingredients:

3 Large Sweet Potatoes    Olive Oil   Cayenne Pepper

Paprika    Sea Salt   Black Pepper

IMG_4320Instructions: Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. While the oven is heating up, cut the fries into a  fry like shape. Make sure they are all about the same size so that they will bake at the same rate (also make sure they are not too thick or they might not bake through fully.) Once they are all cut into their fry like shape, place them all into a bowl. Then drizzle about 4 tablespoons of olive oil on the slices until they are fully glossed with the oil. Then add the sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika to taste. Toss around the fries so that the seasoning is spread evenly on each fry. Spray your pans with olive oil and the place the fries on the pan side by side, making sure they don’t overlap. Next you’ll put the fries in the oven and let them bake for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes are up you’ll take the pan of fries out the oven and then flip them. Once flipped leave them in for 10 to 15 more minutes. Finally take them out, let them cool and eat!

Hope you like.

-Fitty Fattys

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3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Yup, it’s true.

Yes, I’ve got a recipe for you.

Did I mention it’s vegan too?

Yup this is certainly a dream come true.

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OK OK, enough of the poetry (it was fun though). Here’s a easy banana bread recipe. It’ll be quick.

You need:

Three ripe bananas, 2 cups of oat flour, and one cup of plant based milk.

Procedure:

Add all the above ingredients and stir until there is a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake.

I put the oven on bake at 180 for 30 minutes, but it wasn’t done so I put it on 360 for 10 more minutes, then back to `180 for 15 minutes. Needless to say, I was experimenting. Soooo… yeah sorry. However, after leaving it out to cool for 30 minutes it was even more delish!

I also added:

honey   walnuts   cinnamon

vanilla extract        nutmeg

Just incase you wanted to get fancy with it.

See, simple.

-Fitty Fattys

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Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you shouldn’t miss it just because you’re in a time crunch. Here are a few breakfast ideas that are quick, easy and tasty.

Whole Grain Waffles and Apples

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Keep it simple with 100% Whole Grain Waffles. They are 100 calories each and an apple is about 80 calories. Making this breakfast 280 calories. You can buy these frozen waffles at Whole Foods for only $1.99 if you get the 365 brand!

Cheese Eggs Whites & Grits

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Grits and egg whites take literally five minutes to make. Mix in peppers, spinach and cheese into egg whites, then layer the eggs on top of the grits. Mix it up and eat! I like to add some green beans on the side.

 

Oatmeal w/ Fruit & Nuts

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Pour some oatmeal in a bowl, pour in a little water and add in some sliced bananas. Then heat up the oatmeal for a minute and thirty seconds. Once its nice and heated add in some fruit and nuts. Wham Bam, you got a great breakfast!

Apples & Peanut Butter

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I love some peanut butter with apples. Simple, quick and oh so sweet. It’s like dessert in the morning. You can also use almond butter w/ honey for the dip. It’s my new favorite snack.

Greek Yogurt w/ Nuts & FruitIMG_9404

Here’s a great source of protein for ya, and low in fat. 0% Fage Greek Yogurt with organic honey, strawberries, almonds and banana slices.

2 Ingredient Pancakes

 

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1 banana & 2 eggs blended and made like pancakes, topped with honey, strawberries and walnuts.

Tomato & Mozzarella Bagel Panini  

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Toast whole wheat bagel thins for 20 seconds. Add cheese tomatoes and spinach then put it in the oven to broil for a minuter. Smash the thins together and eat.

Egg & Spinach Burrito

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Cut a whole wheat tortilla in half and add in your eggs and wrap. Be sure to add some veggies to you eggs to spice it up a bit.

Strawberry and Banana SmoothieIMG_8942

A smoothie is a great way to start your day. This smoothie just contains frozen strawberries, a banana and coconut water. Simple and quick. Mix in the fruits and veggies you like and blend up an energy smoothie, to keep you alert throughout the day.

Almond Milk w/ Walnuts & Fruit

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Here we have a bit of almond milk, walnuts, strawberries, blueberries, dried cranberries and blackberries. Mix up the fruits and nuts you like and have a healthy cereal to go! You can even add in some homemade granola.

Bagel Thin w/ Peanut Butter & Fruit 

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Another one of my go tos, easy peasy.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

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I had a phase where I ate these almost everyday. Two-ingredient recipe here.

For my daily eats, fitness tips and health tips follow me on Instagram and Twitter @FittyFattys.

With love, Fitty Fatty.

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The Alternative: Carrot Fries

Yurppp! Carrot fries are on the menu baby, babyyyy! I know what you are thinking… “Carrot Fries, uhhh no.” I know you were thinking that because I was thinking that the first time Iheard of the idea. However, these fries are simply delicious and so freaking easy to make. Sounds like my type of recipe aye? So lets get started!

Step One: Preheat the oven to 375

Step Two: Chop baby carrots into fives vertically. carrots

Step Three: Spread olive oil, a hint of coconut water (optional), your favorite seasoning (I used Ms. Dash, welp because it’s salt free), and add a bit of stevia (optional) all over your carrots. carrots.

Step Four: Once the carrots are properly greased and seasoned. Spread them on your baking pan and pop them in the oven.carrots..

Step Five: Leave the carrots in for 20-22 minutes. You can flip the carrots around at 10 minutes, but it’s no big deal (I did tho).   carrots...

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The Alternative: Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

STEP ONE: Chop up the entire sweet potato into medium fries slices. Make sure they’re all around the same size. You can keep the potato skin on or off. (Preheat oven to 450)

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 STEP TWO: Place potato slices in a bowl. Then add two tsp of olive oil and mix the oil with the fries so that the oil is fully covering the entire fry.

STEP THREE: Add cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and a sprinkle of stevia to the fries.

STEP FOUR: Place fries on a greased pan and sprinkle more of the seasonings above on the fries.

STEP FIVE: Place fries in the oven for 15 min and flip. Take the fries out and flip them. Then put the fries back in the oven for fifteen more minutes .

STEP SIX: Take fries out and let them cool.

STEP SEVEN: Dig in!!!!

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  Yesterday I went out with my girlfriends for a bite to eat. As I went through the menu at this particular restaurant, I did not find anything healthy, nonetheless appetizing. That is until I spotted sweet potato fries. I figured an order of sweet potato fries would hold me over until I got home. I thought it was a good choice, fairly healthy and cheap. Just like I like it. But then I started thinking. Hmmm, how exactly are they making these fries? Are they dropping them into a pool of gross frying oil? Are they using olive oil at least? So of course I asked the waiter how they were made, and let’s just say I wasn’t please with the answer. But what do I expect right? Most restaurants aren’t very health conscious. For some reason I assumed they made them the same as me. Long story short, I cancelled my order and got a salad from Sweet Green. My point is be aware of how your food is prepared and don’t be afraid to ask. So you know I have to give you my version of healthy sweet potato fries!

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The Alternative: Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Oh, how I love cookies! But they are full of bad fats, sugars, and calories. So I’ve learned to just say NO.. ughh, it’s hard. But not to FEAR I have a recipe that will fill  that cookie craving. I saw this recipe on Pinterest but spiced it up a bit more. So if your ready to get your dessert on, read below.

… I knew you’d keep reading!

Pre heat the oven at 350.

STEP ONE: Pour 1/2 cup of oatmeal in a bowl. I usually just eye it.

STEP TWO: Peel a ripe banana and add it to the bowl of oatmeal. ThenSMASH IT all together.                                                           IMG_1190

STEP THREE: Cut up any fruits you like. Ex. Blueberries, Apples, Strawberries, Grapes etc. Then add it into the mix.

STEP FOUR: Put a few raisins, craisins, and crushed almonds (or any nuts) in the mix.                                                  IMG_4745

STEP FIVE: Oil the pan you’re putting the cookies in (oil well it can get sticky)

STEP SIX: Form the mix into little flat cookies and put them in the oiled pan.                                                                                             IMG_4117

STEP SEVEN: Put the cookies in the oven for fifteen minutes. Take them out when time is up, let them cool for 5 min. Then feast like a beast!

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