The French Fry Diet: Why You Need to Try This Recipe

The French Fry Diet: Why You Need to Try This Recipe

Have you tried the French fry diet?

When French fries are as this healthy, there’s no reason not to snack on them daily

Today I thought I’d share one of the easy snack recipes from my book (page 108) – I love this recipe so much because it’s so easy to make, it’s conveniently low in calories (great for if you wanna lose weight), but it’s also healthy and filling.

Who doesn’t love a good French fry? These crispy-on-the-outside and soft-on-the-inside bites are completely addictive, and can be difficult to give up while dieting.

But girl, you don’t have to give them up! There really are healthier ways to make any of your fave “junk foods” – I promise.

I love a good plate of French fries just as much as the next person – and so having a go-to French fry recipe that is both healthy and low in calories is essential!

This recipe is 100% healthy and will only give you between 150-200 calories for a serving (depending on whether you use sweet potatoes or regular potatoes). That’s nothing compared to the 350-500 calories you’ll be consuming when eating a serving of fast-food fries!

I hope that you love this easy recipe as much as I do!

Liezl Jayne xo




-1 medium sweet potato (or 1 medium regular potato)
-1 teaspoon cooking oil (macadamia, coconut, olive)
-sea salt & cracked black pepper (to taste)

(serves one)


-Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 360°F
-Slice the sweet potato into long thin strips
-Grease an oven tray with 1/2 teaspoon oil and toss the fries in the other 1/2 teaspoon oil
-Season with sea salt & cracked black pepper
-Bake in the oven for 20-40 minutes (or as needed), checking every 5-10 minutes and turning if necessary
-If you like your fries a little crispy, then heat the oven up to 200°C (390°F) for the last 5-10 minutes of baking
-Serve with your favorite meal, or as a snack and enjoy!

Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo

Calorie breakdown

Calorie breakdown (sweet potato):

1 medium sweet potato = roughly 110 cal
1 teaspoon oil = 40 cal
Total: roughly 150 calories, excluding other meal items.

Calorie breakdown (regular potato):

1 medium regular potato = roughly 160 cal
1 teaspoon oil = 40
Total: roughly 200 calories, excluding other meal items.

Photos by Ross Charnock for – Styled by Liezl Jayne Strydom