If you’re on a fat loss diet plan, one thing that you’ll definitely want to be doing is practicing good techniques to control cravings. Food cravings are something that so many people do experience from time to time and can definitely set them back on their diet plan.
If you control cravings by seeking out healthier versions of the recipes that you typically prepare, you can easily get around this problem and see better results.
If you’re craving salt, French fries will typically be the top food on your list that you want to get in and fortunately, but making a few adjustments to the recipe protocol, you can easily satisfy your craving without increasing your waistline.
Here is one recipe for sweet potato fries that is sure to please. As you’ll see, this recipe is very easy and straightforward, so something that just about anyone can create for themselves to control cravings.
3 large sweet potatoes, cut into french fries
1 - 2 tbsp. olive oil (or coconut oil can be used as well)
½ tsp. sea salt
Directions for Sweet Potato Fries to Control Cravings
Begin by pre-heating the oven to 400 degrees. From there, you’ll want to toss the sweet potatoes in the olive oil in a Ziplock back until coated. Add the sea salt and then toss some more until fully coated and ready to bake.
Place on a non-stick baking sheet and place in the oven for about 30 minutes or until they’re tender and crisp.
Serve immediately. Note that while you can save these for left-overs, they will definitely taste the best if you serve them fresh instead.
To add more variations to this recipe, try preparing a sweeter tasting sweet potato recipe using cinnamon and a little brown sugar or use a variety of other seasonings to add more flavor to the fries.
Cumin, cayenne pepper, paprka, or even oregano if you want something that tastes a little more Italian all work great to boost the flavor and taste.
So as you can see, creating nutritious French fries to satisfy your craving for salt and crunch is far easier than you may have thought. Keep in mind that it is better to use sweet potatoes here versus traditional potatoes as sweet potatoes won’t spike blood glucose levels as much and offer more overall nutrition compared to regular plain potatoes.
Get back on track and get control over your cravings.
Johan Van Aarde is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally he is here to help you see REAL RESULTS. Please comment below or come over to our Facebook page and tell us how you control cravings that may jeopardize your healthy eating plan.