Allergy-Friendly Sweet Potato Fries

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Hi everybody!  It’s been so long since I’ve hopped on to do a post.  There’s a reason for that, which will hopefully be in my next post and will reveal my personal word for 2016.  Do you choose a word to define your year?  This is my first time, and I’m excited to share it with you…even if it is almost February!

One of my goals in 2016 is to definitely come up with new recipes for all of you, specifically some week night dinner ideas.  We all know that week night meals can be overwhelming, so I want the meals or sides to be easy and nutritious.

First up this year, is a recipe for simple Sweet Potato Fries.  I LOVE sweet potatoes, and they are so good for you.  This could be a kid-friendly side and maybe a new way to get sweet potatoes in those little bellies.

Allergy-Friendly Sweet Potato Fries~Top 8 Free~Gluten Free~Vegan~ from Mom Vs. Food Allergy

Allergy-Friendly Sweet Potato Fries
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 5 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Line one large or two small cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Wash and peel sweet potatoes.
  4. Slice sweet potatoes into ½ wide strips.
  5. Soak sweet potatoes in cold water for 30-60 minutes (optional, but helps with crispness after baking).
  6. Drain and pat dry the sweet potatoes.
  7. Add sweet potatoes, oil, salt, and garlic powder to a gallon sized Ziploc bag.
  8. Shake and toss the bag until the sweet potatoes are well coated with oil mixture.
  9. Spread sweet potatoes evenly on the parchment paper, in one layer.
  10. Bake for 35-45 minutes, tossing halfway through. Watch carefully for burning.

I really hope you enjoy these Sweet Potato Fries!  They are filling, healthy, simple, and so tasty!  What meal will you pair with these fries?

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Book Review: HumFree the Bee has a Food Allergy

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We love books in this house!  I read to my kids every day, and they love new stories.  Superman is 6 now, but when he was even 4 months I began reading him books.  Little did I know that books would become such an important and useful part of our food allergy journey.  For kids, books are a fun way to educate, encourage, and even share with friends.  We started with books like The Bugabees and the No Biggie Bunch, but now there’s a new character on the block and his name is HumFree!

HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy:  Book Review~Mom Vs. Food Allergy

Here’s what I love about HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy:

  1.  It teaches kids they aren’t alone.  HumFree can’t land on flowers that are yellow or blue, but once he learns how his cousin avoids certain flowers, he gains his confidence back!
  2. The illustrations.  The artwork in this book is fabulous!  The illustrations are both whimsical and cartoon-like at the same time, making HumFree come alive.  The pages look like they came straight out of a movie!
  3. The rhyming phrases.  Kids love rhyming books!  Rhymes are great for teaching because the phrases are easy to remember.  The catchy phrases stick in your memory and make it fun to read over and over.
  4. The storyline and message.  I love that this story is all about teaching kids that it’s important and easy to avoid their allergens, and how to be confident while doing so. The message of inclusion is a sweet, added bonus. There are great Q&A starters in the back of the book to continue the conversation about food allergies.  Alison, the author, did a fabulous job putting this whole book together.

If you’re looking to add a book to your home collection, this is the book for you.  I promise this cute story is worth it!  Get your copy here!

(*I was not paid to write this review, but I did receive one book for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.)

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