Calories In Sweet Potato Fries

Many people opt for sweet potato fries because they are lower in calories than regular fries, however, it depends on how they are prepared. So how many calories in sweet potato fries, you ask?

Sweet Potato Fries Calories

There are 125 calories in sweet potato fries – this accounts for one serving of them baked. This one serving will carry 5 grams of fat. There is no cholesterol in sweet potato fries when prepared in this manner, however, if you use a lot of grease or oil and fry the sweet potatoes you can pick up a lot of fat and cholesterol.

If you are trying to cut back on fat and calories, it is better to bake the sweet potatoes rather than frying them.  Frying can pack on unwanted calories and fat. The baking method can actually reduce the calories in sweet potato fries by nearly 50% or more, depending on the type of oil and seasonings used.  A light sprinkling of sea salt and a spritz of extra virgin olive oil will greatly reduce the calorie content.

Oven baked sweet potato fries can be made by cutting up a large sweet potato, drizzling some canola or olive oil over the pieces, sprinkling with sea salt and a dash of cayenne pepper.  It takes about 20 minutes of baking to get the pieces a nice shade of golden brown.

Suzanne Somers

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