Alexia Sweet Potato Fries: Baked and Delicious

I love sweet potatoes. And sweet potato fries? The ones that are slightly sweet, slightly salty and a lot crispy? Well, those are pretty much like snacking kryptonite to me. Put a pile of them in front of me with a little ketchup (bonus points if it’s ketchup mixed with a little sriracha), and I’m in sweet-potato heaven. So when a box of frozen Alexia Sweet Potato Fries With Sea Salt arrived here at FBE HQ, it didn’t take long for me to dive in and try them.

First thing I noticed—and liked—was that the packaging looks like a potato chip bag. Cute touch.

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And the nutrition facts? Not bad. For fries, a 12-fry serving gives you 140 calories, 5 grams of healthy fat, 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar and 1 gram or protein, plus lots of vitamin A and some potassium. Also, really digging that these are pretty low in sodium for a convenience product that actually has “salt” in the title. And the ingredient list isn’t too long or freaky—Alexia boasts that they’re all-natural and are made specially with U.S. grown sweet potatoes.

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They’re super easy to make, too. Just place your frozen fries on a baking sheet and bake away at 425 degrees.

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At about 10 minutes, stop to flip them, bake for another 10 minutes, and then you get something a little like this. Or actually, exactly like this.

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With that addictive sweetness that sweet potatoes are known for, these fries are delicious. Not overly salty at all, they really let the sweet potato shine. I recommend baking them until they’re nice and crispy so that they have that wonderful French-fry crunch when you bite into them, followed by a softer, sweeter inside. Beware: It’s super easy to eat more than one serving. They’re super yummy!

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At about $3 to $4 a bag, these make for a perfect quick and easy side dish on a busy weeknight. Pair them with a salmon burger and a side salad or veggie, and you have one wonderfully delicious and healthy meal. Good for families, nights when you’re rushed or simply when you have a hankering that can only be cured by more sweet potato!

Any other sweet potato fry fans out there? Let’s hear it for the sweet potato! —Jenn


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