By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey
These lightly spiced chips are perfect for dunking into this deliciously creamy dip. They are ideal as a snack or side dish to a main meal. You can use milk or coconut kefir in dips and dressings as an easy way to cram in more beneficial bacteria, but if this is not available use yoghurt instead. Sweet potatoes are also a useful source of soluble fibre to support healthy blood sugar levels and digestive health.
400g sweet potato, cut into 1cm thick strips
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Sea salt and black pepper
Pinch of red chilli flakes
For avocado ranch dip:
½ ripe avocado, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil or flaxseed oil
1 tbsp coconut kefir or yoghurt
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp chopped dill
½ tsp dijon mustard
½ tsp garlic salt
Preheat the oven 200C, gas mark 6. Lightly grease a large baking tray with a little coconut oil.
Combine the sweet potato strips, salt, pepper, oil and chilli flakes in a large bowl. Toss to coat.
Spread the sweet potato fries on the prepared tray in a single layer. Roast for 10-15 minutes until golden. Turn over and roast for another 10 minutes or until soft and golden.
To make the dressing, place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Season to taste. Place in spoon bowl and serve alongside the chips.
About Christine Bailey
Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes, Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients and writing for national press, Christine runs ‘Nourish’ cookery classes including popular hands-on days for children. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including ebooks on paleo eating and gluten-free recipes. Her books include her popular Supercharged Juices and Smoothies, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet Book and Eat to Get Younger. Christine has particular specialisms in paleo diets, allergy free cooking, digestive health, coeliac disease and other autoimmune conditions, allergies, healthy ageing and weight loss.