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College Cuisine: Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

by Alyssa Miron, food blogger

Here comes the first dreadful part of any semester—first exams. The reason they bring us such havoc is because every teacher grades a specific way, which inevitably will lead to possible lower grades because we haven’t adjusted yet. It’s the first test curse. If you’re like me you’ll find yourself saying “I’ll be happy just getting a B on this,” or “I just want to get this over with and pass it.”

So yes, I’m a stress eater. Not the one who will eat a bag of chips in 10 minutes while staring at an essay question or study guide, but the one who looks to find comfort in the food I choose to eat. I’m a big believer in not depriving yourself of the foods that are created from the heavens above. But what if you can have your cake and eat it too, while not adding a mountain of calories to your daily intake?

This recipe of sweet potato fries allows anyone to enjoy the crispy taste of bliss and not put a dent into your wallet or a high number on the scale. This recipe is only 120 calories per serving! With simple and cheap ingredients, you’ll find yourself adding this recipe to your list of recipes. Click ahead for the recipe!

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Serves 4


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary (preferably freshly minced, but can find in the dried spice aisle)
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon (also comes fresh or dried)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (also fresh or dried)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Rinse and peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into the shape of French fries and dry them off on a paper towel.
  3. Toss the potato slices with the other ingredients in a large bowl to coat them.
  4. Place on a sprayed baking sheet
  5. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until they are golden and crispy.