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Healthy Recipes: Tiger Fries

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One in three kids eat fast food every day. Kids ages 12-19 eat twice as many calories from fast food as kids ages 2-11.

Fast food restaurants can be a tempting place to go for quick meals for busy families. These foods may be fast, but they are not always healthy for kids. Try making some of your family’s favorite fast foods at home! These baked French fries are much healthier and just as tasty!

Tiger Fries

Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 large sweet potato (about ½ pound), peeled
2 to 3 red potatoes (about ½ pound), scrubbed with peel on
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Slice the potatoes very thinly (use a food processor if you have one).
Place the potatoes in a bowl; add the oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet. Spread them out in a single layer.
Bake for 10 minutes; turn the potatoes over. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are slightly crisp and golden brown.

Substitution: Substitute an equal weight of an Idaho or a Russet potato for the red ones; scrub well and follow the recipe.
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