Ready, Set, Weekend with Simply Beautiful Eating
When you open with a pic like this, you know it's going to be a good day.
I think you know by now how much I love anything in waffle form. I mean, there's nothing wrong with the naked version, BUT loaded with healthy toppings is going to take these babies to the next level of "baked not fried"heaven.
Now, then. Let's talk about the fact that when I made these the intent was to have them as a meal. The second I put the camera down, Steve and I swooped in and before you could say "locked and loaded" they were GONE.
How do you feel about eating just fries for dinner?
It's totally fine with me. Especially since they are sweet potato fries AND they are oven baked, which essentially categorizes them as healthy food, right?
I feel like you either love sweet potatoes or you won't ever let them hit your plate. I'm going to wager a bet that as soon as you plunk these in front of you they will change your sweet mind.
As most of you know, it's football season and I'm doing back to back posts here for Super Bowl Sunday. If you missed my five drool worthy recipes with Tostitos, it's a must see. Swing back one post to see what I created for Game Day.
And by the way, who doesn't love football?
Well, I don’t really have anything negative to say…but then, as pitiful as this is going to sound, I really don’t know much about the game either. This is coming from a mom of three boys who were (and still are) glued to the TV for any major sporting event.
All I can figure out is this.... The players throw a ball around and getting a touchdown is a good thing. That’s about it.
Wait. There's a half time show.
WAIT WAIT. There's good commercials.
WAIT, WAIT, WAIT! There's the really hawt players.
My apologies to the all the TRUE BLUE football fans who just read what I wrote and now are completely outraged by my lack of "FOOTBALLNESS". This weekend, I'm actually going to try to watch 72% of the game while I'm stuffing my face with these fries and other goodies.
Tips for the FOOTBALL NEWBIE:
- Pick a team (I would do this by the colour of their uniforms, uh ya)
- Figure out what's going on (this can be done by using a football for dummies cheat sheet)
- Root for the UNDERDOG (that would translate to anyone who doesn't have a good tight end)
- If you get bored (which is 100% going to happen to me), head back to the kitchen to make more snacks - there's nothing wrong with having too much food.
I may just finally learn to love the game, if I can figure out why everyone in the room is always SCREAMING.
Game Day Loaded Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
- 1 package frozen sweet potato waffle fries
- 1 turkey sausage, sliced
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I used a combo of jalapeño Monterey Jack & sharp cheddar)
- 2 small bocconcini cheese balls, sliced
- a few dashes of steak seasoning
- plain Greek yogurt & chopped fresh parsley for garnish
1. Preheat oven according the package directions for the waffle fries.
2. In a non-stick frying pan, sauté turkey sausage until crispy and browned on both sides. Set aside.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place frozen fries on the baking sheet. Bake until almost done and remove from oven.
4. Sprinkle fries with shredded cheese, slices of bocconcini, cooked sausage and a few dashes of steak seasoning.
5. Place back into the oven until the cheese becomes nice and melty.
6. Top with a few dollops of yogurt and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
See you next week!