Detox Day 11 (Thursday Recap)
Today's meal was another featuring veggies and grilled chicken- Marinated chicken, baked kale chips and baked sweet potato fries. This was another homemade marinade my husband threw together, so instead I will touch on the two sides.
Sweet Potato Fries
Simply chop sweet potatoes into the size you'd like and toss in olive oil. We always add a cajun seasoning mix to them but any seasoning can be added- from salt and pepper to a sweeter cinnamon and honey. Bake for about 20 min in a 400F oven, tossing half way through. Cooking times will vary depending on how large the potato pieces are.
These are so good my husband and I actually sometimes fight over them. Wash kale leaves and rip into bite sized pieces discarding the hard stalks. Toss lightly in olive oil- I will actually use my hands to mix the kale with the oil so that it's all lightly coated and you can use less oil. Spread on a baking sheet. It's important to not crowd the kale as this will leave you with 'soggy' chips vs crispy. Sprinkle with any seasoning you'd like, we favour just sea salt but there are many other options, nutritional yeast will give a 'cheesy' flavour. Baking temps will vary and we tend to just use whatever temperature we have the oven set to- between 350 and 400F works best. It's important to keep an eye on the kale as it will cook quickly and can burn, tossing often helps to ensure non soggy kale as well. It will usually take about 10 minutes for the kale to crisp up.
These are two of our favourite sides and so quick and easy to toss together! Our toddler polished off everything on her plate at this meal!
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