Excuse Free French Fries

There always seems to be a lot of talk on social media when it comes to eating healthy or weight loss and then how to stick to a plan to accomplish both successfully, because at the end of the day we all want the same thing and that’s to shed the “chub” but if I’m being perfectly honest, there’s no quick fix or easy button.

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I think if you remove the thing tempting you from the equation then it sort of makes it that much easier not to cheat no? In layman’s terms don’t turn a fat kid loose in a candy store, sounds easy enough, but then the excuses start rolling in:

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I skipped breakfast today

I ate really healthy yesterday

I went to the gym twice this week

But I thought chickpeas were good for me so falafel deep fried in oil is ok no???

Honestly I have to give credit where credit is due, sometimes the excuse is so good I almost want to give them a cookie for a job well done, but I think my all time FAVOURITE excuse was when best friend Trish and I decided to try a ballet boot camp class, a little work out mixed with some fun dance moves, how hard could it be right?

O M G, It was one plié after another, and these plié were no F’ing joke. The Extension Method in Toronto, do it, your body will thank you later.

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So mid song there we are having our asses handed to us black swan style and all of a sudden best friend Trish has a full on STOP THE MUSIC moment, and then these words actually came out of her mouth:

I think I got a sliver in my foot? Or wait… maybe I just made that up because I want to take a break???

Never a dull moment with best friend Trish…

Baked Sweet Potato Fries that don’t need an excuse before you eat them.
Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 Sweet Potatoes
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Next cut up your sweet potato to the size of french fry you like best. Some like em big and chunky some like em small and crispy, the world is your oyster.

Then in a large bowl full of cold water let your sweets soak for about 5-10 minutes.

Once they’ve soaked remove them from their cold water bath and dry them off as best you can and into another bowl (a dry one) and mix in the spices and coconut oil. Coat and cover your fries as best you can then onto the baking sheet and into the oven they go for about 20 minutes. After the 20 minute mark flip the fries around and then back into the oven for about another 15-20 minutes.

Make sure to keep an eye on them because depending on how hot your oven can get these fries can quickly go from french fry deliciousness to burnt ass, and nobody likes burnt ass fries.

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