Sweet Potato & Jicama Fries


    • 1 small sweet potato
    • 1 small jicama
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Peel and slice sweet potatoes. In a large bowl, mix potatoes, oil, salt and seasoning, stirring well to thoroughly coat the fries.
    • Arrange the fries on a baking sheet in a single layer (Optional: Sprinkle with Parmesan). Cook for 20-25 minutes, turning about halfway through. The fries are done when they are browned around the edges.
    Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Health Educator, and Culinary Consultant focused on teaching REAL health through lifestyle and dietary choices that are easy and delicious. She whips up healthy and delicious meals on her own TV show Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Z Living. Originally working in investments in Toronto, Canada, Peggy found her true passion for nutrition and healthy eating by bringing her own guilt-free goodies to corporate meetings as an alternative to bagels and danishes. As colleagues and clients became intrigued, Peggy started leading seminars and founded a company-wide corporate wellness program. Seven years later, Peggy followed her passion to the United States where she became certified as a Health Educator, and graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in California. She is the founder of beVibrant consulting in Toronto, where she develops wellness programs for large corporate clients, schools, and food establishments. Peggy is the resident nutritionist for CBC’s Steven and Chris show, and has been featured in major publications including Fitness Magazine, Shape and Yahoo! Shine.