Sweet potatoes fries….
Don’t we just love them?
They seem to be popping up on menus all over. But the question begging an answer is – “Are they healthier than regular fries?”
The first thing you need to remember is that the cooking method determines whether the food is healthy or not – not the ingredients. Both sweet and white potatoes can be part of a healthy diet, but frying them turns them into high fat and high calorie foods. So, we need to find out the exact number of sweet potato fries calories.
Sweet Potato Fries Calories
Calories of Sweet Potato Fries
There are about 170 calories in 3 oz. sweet potato fries. Below is a table illustrating both sweet potato fries calories and sweet potato calories clearly.
1 5" long
Sweet Potato Fries
22 pieces (3oz)
Other Nutrition Facts of Sweet Potato
Here are other sweet potato fries nutrition facts that you can get from one sweet potato.
Nutrition Per Medium One
% DV (Daily Value)
Low Calories Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
It is clear from the tables above that the number of calories increases significantly when you fry sweet potatoes. Nevertheless, it is possible to control sweet potato fries calories. And for the best way to control the calories intake, just control your eating of it. Here is a recipe you can try.
Calories: 154 per serving Yield: 4 servings
Sweet potatoes cut into wedges
2 large ones
Heat the oven to about 425 F.
Toss the sweet potatoes into a mixture of chili powder, olive oil, cumin, cayenne and garlic powder. Make sure the sweet potato wedges are evenly coated.
Roast for about 30 minutes with the cut side facing down.