Splenda Sweet Swaps

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We all know french fries are high in fat, but they’re so delicious!  Sweet and Spicy Jicama Shoe String “Fries”, a recipe recommended by certified nutritionist Janet Brill, are sweetened with SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend to create a side dish that’s sure to satisfy.  Jicamas are an edible tuberous root with a crisp and mildly sweet interior.  You can find them at most supermarkets and specialty markets.

Serving Size: ½ Cup

Serves: 4      

INGREDIENTS

1 large jicama, spiralized
Olive oil, to drizzle (about 2 Tablespoons)
1 tablespoon SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon smoked sweet paprika

DIRECTIONS

1.   Preheat the oven to 405°F.

2. Cut or snip jicama strings into “fry-sized” pieces.  When done, lay pieces out on two large baking trays. Drizzle with olive oil and toss together so that jicama is coated.

3. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients.

4. Evenly sprinkle seasoning over jicama.  Toss again to combine and then lay them out, avoiding overlapping as much as possible.  Bake for 15 minutes on one side.  Using tongs, turn over jicama strings and bake another 10-15 minutes or until crispy. Serve as a snack or side dish.

NUTRITION INFO Per Serving (½ cup):
Calories: 190, Calories from Fat: 70, Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 250mg
Total Carbs: 30g, Dietary Fiber: 15g, Sugars: 8g,
Protein: 3g

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