Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dinner of Champions: Ice cream and fries

Today all I wanted to eat was ice cream and french fries. And, the cravings only increased as the day went on. By the time dinner rolled around I just had to have them, but I only had about 600 calories left for the day, and I didn't want to go over my limit. So, I made healthified versions of them. It made for an unorthodox dinner, but it was delicious and actually satisfied my ice cream and french fry cravings. Definitely a success!

Here are the recipes if you want to try my healthy junk food dinner. I loosely followed this delicious recipe from for the fries. And, this recipe from Skinny Ms for the ice cream. Yummy! Enjoy!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

1 sweet potato
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cumin
Ketchup (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges (or desired shape). If you're less lazy than me you can cut them into skinny fries, or rounds (like potato chips). The sky's the limit.
  3. In a large ziplock freezer bag combine oil, sugar, salt, pepper, and cumin.
  4. Add sweet potato wedges to bag. Shake until wedges are covered in seasoning.
  5. Put wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for ~30 minutes. Flip wedges over half way through. They're done when golden brown and slightly crispy. If you cut your sweet potatoes into thinner pieces they will cook faster, so keep an eye on them.
  7. Enjoy! I like mine dipped in ketchup.

Strawberry Ice Cream

1.5 cups frozen strawberries
1/2 cups plain non-fat greek yogurt
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey


  1. Put all ingredients in food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth (~5 minutes).
  3. That's it. Enjoy!

What do you eat when you are craving junk food? Do you have a favorite healthy version of an unhealthy treat?


  1. That ice cream looks so lickable!!

  2. That is a monster bowl of ice cream! Is that one you ate in the picture there? I always loved dipping french fries in vanilla milkshakes or frosty's, I wonder what sweet potato fries taste like dipped in ice cream? It looks real good

    1. Yes, that's the one I ate. My ice cream scoop is pretty small, so it might not be quite as much as it looks like. But, it's a good sized bowl of ice cream (~2 cups). Yummy! Fries dipped in milkshakes? I've never heard of that. I'll have to do this again so I can give it a try.

  3. Yummmm! I love sweet potato fries. I haven't made them in forever. Definitely need to make them soon!