These Clean Eating Air Fryer Garlic Sweet Potato Fries saved me. Mini chef was home sick with the flu and it just happened to be the day I usually do my grocery shopping. The fridge was getting pretty bare and Mini Chef was hungry for the first time at a little after noon. I had no idea what to feed him that would be at least a little bit easy on his sore throat. Then I saw the bag of sweet potatoes.
I had forgotten about them completely simply because I avoid them now for my own low carb purposes. But I never force the way I eat on my son. I just lead by example which is why he enjoys healthy foods the majority of the time.
Since I’m still trying out this air fryer, I thought I’d try my hand at making these clean eating air fryer garlic sweet potato fries.
I have to say, the more I use this thing, the more I like it. I think I’ve used it more in the first week of taking it out of the box than I’ve used my Instant Pot in several months! I love my instant pot, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t cook in it all that often for whatever reason. So I was a little surprised that I was using the air fryer so much.
I love making fries in it because they are so fast and easy. I can give Mini Chef a totally healthy snack whenever he wants one and it only takes minutes.
You can make these without the garlic or even with other spices if you prefer. But this garlic version was delicious (yes, I snuck a small nibble. I have to try it before I post it here!)
Another thing I really like about the air fryer is how safe it is for kids to use. As long as they stay away from it while it’s cooking, there’s no reason they can’t use it. Just keep in mind it gets hot like anything else that cooks with heat. This is a gadget I will definitely be teaching Mini Chef how to use.
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CLEAN EATING AIR FRYER GARLIC SWEET POTATO FRIES RECIPE:
These simple, healthy and delicious fries make a perfect snack in minutes when cooked in an air fryer!
- 2 small sweet potatoes (peeled - Approximately 2 cups when cut)
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Cut your potatoes into fries. I like to make mine thin with a 1/4 inch cut, but you can cut them any thickness you like.
Place them in a food-safe plastic bag with the remaining ingredients and toss to coat the fries.
Pour the fries into the basket of your air fryer, making sure to level them as much as possible.
Cook to your air fryers directions. On mine, I cooked at 350 F. for about 7 minutes.
If your fries are thicker, you'll want to stir them at the 7 minute mark and then put them in for another 7 minutes.
Repeat until your fries are fully cooked to your liking.
If desired, sprinkle with a little extra salt when serving.