You won’t believe how good these macro-friendly low-calorie loaded sweet potato fries are!
Think you can’t lose weight and eat loaded sweet potato fries?
You thought wrong!
This was one of my favorite meals to eat while losing 15 pounds.
Sweet Potato Fries and Chicken Keep Your Loaded Fries Macro-Friendly
Before I get into the recipe, I want to share how I make this recipe macro-friendly.
This is only going to apply to those of you who are counting macros.
For everyone else, just follow the quantities and directions in the recipe and make a huge tray of ooey-gooey goodness.
First, I use pre-made sweet potato fries (the Alexa brand in this case) and cooked shredded chicken.
The pre-made fries have the serving size on the back of the package, so I know exactly how many macros are in each serving.
This is a little more exact than making homemade fries.
Second, I use shredded chicken as one of the toppings to “load up” my sweet potato fries.
Chicken breast is a lean protein that pairs well with sweet potatoes. It also helps keep you feeling fuller, longer.
After you’ve added the chicken, you will pile on the toppings like cheese and bacon, and you end up with a guilt-free meal that satisfies the need for something yummy!
How to Make Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
To make loaded sweet potato fries, we are going to start with pre-packaged sweet potato fries.
In order to get each serving size just right, I make small “piles” of the fries on different sections of my pan.
If you have family members that aren’t counting macros, just make your own little pile, then load up the rest of the sheet for everyone else!
Bake your sweet potato fries at 425 for 12 minutes.
Here’s a pro tip:
This recipe calls for cooked turkey bacon.
If you don’t have cooked turkey bacon on hand, cook it at the same time you are baking the sweet potato fries.
It takes about the same amount of time to bake in the oven and will save you some time!
After you bake the sweet potato fries, pile on the chicken.
I always have cooked chicken on hand. I use this slow cooker chicken recipe and it turns out moist and flavorful every time.
Give it a try. It can help you get dinner on the table so much faster.
If you are making this as a macro-friendly meal, weigh 50 grams of chicken and pile it on top of one sweet potato fry pile.
Repeat for the rest of the piles. You will end up with four servings of loaded sweet potato fries if that is your goal.
After loading up the sweet potato fries with chicken, red peppers and cheese, return to the oven and bake another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Remove fries from the oven and top with green onions, chopped bacon, and jalapenos if using.
What to Season Sweet Potato Fries With
Want to amp up the flavor of your loaded sweet potato fries?
Try seasoning your sweet potato fries with any of these spices or seasoning blends before baking:
- Taco Seasoning
- Chili Lime Seasoning (Trader Joe’s Blend)
- Everything But the Elote Seasoning (Trader Joe’s Blend)
- Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt
Any of these seasonings will take your Loaded Sweet Potatoes to the next level – without adding any additional calories. Booyah!
- 1/2 bag (336 grams) sweet potato fries (I used Alexa)
- 1 3/4 cups (200 grams) cooked, shredded chicken
- 8 tablespoons low-fat shredded mozzarella
- 8 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
- 4 slices cooked, crumbled turkey bacon
- 4 tablespoons green onions
- Optional: diced or pickled jalapeno
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Spread sweet potato fries out on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.
- Remove sweet potato fries from the oven. Top evenly with shredded chicken, bell peppers, and mozzarella cheese. Return to oven for 2 minutes or until cheese has melted.
- Top sweet potato fries with crumbled bacon, green onions, and optional jalapenos. Serve.
Loaded Sweet Potato Fries Nutrition and Macros
This recipe is part of my FREE 5 day macro counting menu plan.
According to MyFitnessPal, when prepared per the recipe above, each serving is:
300 calories | 26 C | 11 F |25 P