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Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy and delicious Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries. Easy to make in your air fryer. Gluten-free, Paleo,
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Air-fried Sweet Potato Fries - crispy on the outside, tender on the inside!

Using an air fryer is so easy and I have decided it is a must have item in my kitchen. It allows me to have crispy fried treats like these sweet potato fries without using all the oil that you normally would need to use to get them crisp.

Air Fryer 101

There are so many air fryers to pick from on Amazon so I decided to go with the top rated one that was within my budget. This one is an Avalon Bay Air Fryer. It’s super easy to use and the clean up is a breeze. The outside doesn’t get hot to the touch either. There is a vent on the back side that blows out hot air, but it isn’t enough to heat your kitchen up like an oven does.

You need to use an oil sprayer. I originally used my Spectrum coconut oil spray, but I wanted to be able to use avocado or olive oil for the flavor so I ordered a set of these Evo Oil Sprayers. I had a refillable oil mister several years ago, but I wasn’t impressed with how it worked, but these sprayers work great.

Crispy Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries

Tips on getting your sweet potato fries crispy!

  • Soaking the fries in ice water and then patting them dry are important steps. Soaking in ice water removes some of the starch and then patting them dry keeps the fries from steaming, both of these steps helps the fries become crisp.
  • Don’t overcrowd your food in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of the basket you may need to do more than one batch.
  • Be sure to put a light sprinkling of pepper on your food when you need to turn it over half way through cooking. When it’s time to turn the pepper on your food will help you be able to see which ones still need turning.

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Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries

Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 65 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

1 medium sweet potato
avocado or olive oil
salt & pepper

Instructions

Peel sweet potato and slice into thick slices and then cut those in half lengthwise. You can cut these thinner if you prefer, but I found a little thicker slice ended up with a nice crunch on the outside and tender on the inside.

Soak fries in a large bowl of ice water for 1 hour. Remove and pat dry with a towel or several paper towels.

Place fries in air fryer basket. Spread out in single layer. Spritz with avocado or olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt & pepper.

Cook in air fryer at 350° for 10 minutes.

Turn fries and spritz again with oil and more salt & pepper.

Cook for 7-8 minutes.

Spritz again with oil. Cook for 5-8 minutes more, but begin checking them every couple of minutes for doneness.

Notes

Soaking the fries in ice water and then patting them dry are important steps. Soaking in ice water removes some of the starch and then patting them dry keeps the fries from steaming, both of these steps helps the fries become crisp.

Try not to overcrowd. Depending on the size of the basket you may need to do more than one batch.

When you are turning your fries over the light sprinkling of pepper will help you know which fry has been turned over.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 medium sweet potato

 

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Easy Gluten-Free Chili

Enjoy this delicious Easy Gluten-Free Chili. It’s easy to make and wonderful comfort food!  Sugar-Free,
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Easy Gluten-Free Chili | Sugar-Free | Chili

 

 

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I wanted you to have a visual of what to look for when you’re buying gluten-free ingredients.

Easy Gluten-Free Chili Ingredients

 

All but one of these products has “gluten free” labeled directly on their label. They do a great job and it makes my job at the grocery store so much easier! Thank you!

See that little bottle of McCormick’s Chili Powder….the one that doesn’t have a red circle showing off the wonderful “gluten free” label. In a situation like this, looking on the company’s website is the next best thing to see if it’s gluten free or not.

Easy Gluten-Free Chili. Ground beef being rinsed with hot water.

If you’re following Trim Healthy Mama, you know that you want to separate your carbs (E meals) and fats (S Meals) for your meals. When I use ground beef in an E meal (a meal that contains a healthy amount of carbs) I will rinse off the cooked beef with hot water to rinse off any extra fat. In the picture above I’m using hot water from my tea kettle to do the rinsing.

Easy Gluten-Free Chili

This is such an easy meal to put together and you could certainly use an Instant Pot to cook it in, but putting it in a big pot like this one and using my stove top doesn’t take long at all. I usually brown the ground beef in my big 6-quart Lodge Dutch oven and then rinse it off, put it back in the pot with all the other ingredients and let it cook for about 20-25 minutes. Of course, you can let it simmer for much longer if you like, but after 20 or so minutes it’s ready. After browning the beef you could also put all the ingredients in a slow cooker for on low for 4 hours.

Easy Gluten-Free Chili.

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Easy Gluten-Free Chili

Easy Gluten-Free Chili

This makes a large pot of chili. This recipes makes an E meal for Trim Healthy Mamas, if you aren’t following THM rinsing the beef is optional.

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Category: Dinners

Ingredients

Check all of your ingredients to make sure they are gluten-free.

2 lbs grass-fed beef, rinsed with hot water to remove excess fat.
2 cups chicken broth or beef broth
2 15 oz cans dark red kidney beans
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 15 oz can refried beans
1 24 oz jar Pace Picante sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder

Instructions

Brown the ground beef in a large dutch oven. Rinse the ground beef with hot water to remove excess fat.

Return beef to the dutch oven and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir occasionally as you bring it to a boil over medium-high heat and then turn down to low. This will be ready in about 20 minutes. You can let this simmer for much longer if you would like.

Slow cooker directions:

After browning and rinsing the beef, put all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.

Notes

This recipes makes an E meal for Trim Healthy Mamas, if you aren’t following THM rinsing the beef is optional.

Leftovers freeze well.

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Strawberry Banana Frosty

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Strawberry Banana Frosty - Dairy-free - Sugar-free

 

Strawberry Banana Frosty - Dairy-free - Sugar-free

 

Strawberry Banana Frosty - Dairy-free - Sugar-free

I remember when I was younger my mom and I stopping by my future husband’s home and visiting with him. We had just stopped at Dairy Queen and picked up a strawberry banana shake – my favorite. I remember us all standing by his front porch and talking while I was sipping on that shake and thinking he is so handsome. It’s funny how food can be so attached to a memory isn’t it?

Now days I keep away from dairy and sugar so I had to come up with a replacement. This shake brings me right back to that summery day years ago and it’s still so yummy. Plus, now I can serve it to that handsome man I married and feel good about giving him a good, healthy treat.

  • I add collagen in my drinks to get an extra boost of nutrition and protein. It’s optional, but I think you would like it. You can read about all the benefits of collagen at Dr. Axe’s site. I recommend Custom Collagen or THM Integral Collagen.
  • I also add glucomannan to my shake to help thicken it up a little and give it a bit of creaminess. Without having cow-dairy you have to work a little harder to get that lovely creamy effect and the glucomannan really helps with that. Be careful to add it slowly to your foods when you use it, as it can clump up if not. It’s a healthy, no-carb, starch and a little goes a long way. I recommend Now Glucomannan or THM Glucomannan

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Strawberry Banana Frosty

Strawberry Banana Frosty - Dairy-free - Sugar-free

Delicious, dairy-free and sugar-free shake with the perfect combination of strawberries and bananas.

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Yield: 1 quart
  • Category: Drinks

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put almond milk, strawberries, bananas, collagen, stevia, salt, and vanilla in blender and blend until well combined.
  2. With blender on low, slowly add in glucomannan. Let it continue blending for 30 more seconds.
  3. Turn off blender and add in ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a quart jar for one serving or smaller jars to share.

Strawberry Banana Frosty photography

I wanted to add this photo to my post to give you a little peak at what happens when I am doing a photoshoot for my recipes. My youngest daughter, Emily Rose, is an excellent photographer and has been teaching me the ins and outs of phototgraphy. Often times when I get my food all set up for a shoot, she’ll go grab her camera and have some fun shooting, too. I found this photo on her camera capturing me “trying” to get the right shot. When you see an excellent photo on my blog, just know that it’s probably her work.

Strawberry Banana Frosty - dairy-free - sugar-free - low-carb

Peanut Butter Treat (Low Fat)

Peanut Butter Treat - Sugar-free, Low-carb, Low-fat

A yummy, low-fat peanut butter treat perfect for a snack or for dipping apples. Quick and easy to make. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. Trim Healthy Mama-FP

Low-fat peanut butter treat. Made with defatted peanut flour.

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You know that moment when you just want a little something yummy and sweet, but not too sweet, this peanut butter treat will fit the bill. It’s a single serve size that is quick to make with low-fat peanut flour, water, erythritol, and stevia. No gluten, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar – just yum.

Peanut Butter Treat Low Fat - MamaShire.com

Stir the ingredients together and you’re all set.

Peanut Butter Treat Low Fat - MamaShire.com

You can make it however thick you would like by how much water you add to the mix. Start with a tablespoon of water and then slowly add more as you need it.

Peanut Butter Treat Low Fat - MamaShire.com

Enjoy this by itself or use it for a delicious low-fat dip for apples or bananas. You could also dip cookies in it or drizzle it over a THM on-plan ice cream. Hmm, think of the possibilities.

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Peanut Butter Treat (Low Fat)

Low-fat peanut butter treat.

A single serve yummy treat. Enjoy it by itself for an FP treat or use it as a dip.

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1 single serve
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Stir peanut flour, 1 tablespoon water, and sweetener in a small bowl. Slowly add in another tablespoon of water till you get your desired thickness.
  2. Enjoy on its own or as a dip.

Notes

*homemade sweetener – 1 cup erythritol + 1 teaspoon stevia mixed together.

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