Are you the type of person who loves to snack? If so, you’re going to love this recipe for simple sweet potato fries.


Though sweet potatoes do contain a lot of starch, they are also rich in a variety of life-supporting nutrients. According to the BBC food guide, sweet potatoes are high in fiber and contain iron, calcium, selenium, most B vitamins, and vitamin C. They also contain an abundance of the antioxidant known as beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body. These vital nutrients and minerals support digestion, immunity, and healthy skin, hair, and nails.

This recipe for sweet potato fries is a lot healthier than the fries you’d purchase at a fast food restaurant. Ingredients such as coconut oil, Himalayan sea salt, and turmeric reduce inflammation and assist bodily functions whereas hydrogenated oils and low-quality ingredients used by franchises such as McDonalds, for instance, contribute to dis-ease and inflammation. Learn more here.


In my opinion, the best thing about learning how to cook is that you get to be in control of what you put in your body. Hippocrates, who to this day is still considered to be the father of medicine, was right. You are what you eat. You’re also what you think, breathe, and are a reflection of the people you surround yourself with. So, make the decision to be the best version of you by indulging in snacks like these sweet potato fries that support vibrant health. The recipe for this delectable treat follows:

Simple Sweet Potato Fries [Paleo, Vegan]

Preparation Time: 10 minutes + 20-25 minutes baking = 35 minutes

Serving Size: 3-4


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 Tbsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1/8 cup flax seed, ground
  • optional: 1 1/2 tsp curry powder or Italian seasonings
  • optional: cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Wash sweet potatoes and julienne 1/3-inch wide. If you do not like the skins, peel the tubers before cutting.
  3. Move the sweet potatoes to a medium-sized bowl. Drizzle coconut oil over the raw potatoes then add the spices. Toss the mixture with your hands or a spoon until well-combined.
  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or grease the pan with coconut oil. Spread the sweet potato fries evenly on the pan.
  5. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until the fries are slightly crispy and golden brown. If you prefer crispier fries, continue to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

That’s it! I hope you enjoy this recipe. As I continue to adopt a diet that is more local to my location and adhere to my ancestors’ way of eating, I’m finding myself falling in love with sweet potatoes. Expect a lot of yummy recipes that feature the tuber in future posts!


You deserve to live a life you love,