French Fries

So, Collin (age 7) still loves french fries. I have taken all chips (corn ships, potato chips ect..) out of his diet(everyone’s diet)but I still make homemade fries for him and fry them in coconut oil. I really wanted to get away from white potatoes all together but this diet has been a progression and going really well so far. Sweet potatoes had not worked in the past. Ryan liked them but not Collin. BUT, this past week-end at the Whole Foods Market I remembered they had a variety of sweet potatoes including a white sweet potato. It is not the season for the white sweet potato BUT I found a JAPANESE SWEET POTATO. It is purple in color on the outside and whit-ish on the inside.

I bought two to try.I sliced them into french fry shapes, fried them in coconut oil and the kids LOVED them. Woohoo! I went back to buy a bunch more and I am going to try slicing and freezing them as to have them on hand or when they are not in season.

They are a little tough to slice. (I used a mandolin) and can break off if you’re not careful but all in all it was very easy to do.

The boys ate every last one of them. They eat them with organic catsup and I think they tasted much better than white potatoes and now we have a vegetable on the table that is paleo with out the lectins, saponins,and enzyme blockers that potatoes have.


About christybutch

Hi! I am Christy Butch. Married to Garrett Butch and the mother of two boys, Collin and Ryan. I am the Co-Founder of Maximum Potential, a company that teaches people how to work with autistic children. I am also a Strength Coach CF-L1 Instructor and Olympic Lift Coach as well as Nutrition Certified. This blog is about the journey to drastically change my families diet to better our immediate and long term health. I am excited to see what lies in store for us, especially my 7 year old who is autistic.We are now following a diet of meat.vegetables.nuts,seeds,little starch and little sugar.
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4 Responses to French Fries

  1. Tiffany says:

    Yeah!!! I will try that too, thanks for the tip!

  2. Amy Butch says:

    You’re amazing! I feel completely inadequate as a mother compared to you!

    • christybutch says:

      Don’t be silly. All of us “at home/part time working Mom’s are super!!!” I would probably have never learned so much about diet if it wan not for Collin’s diagnosis and the trouble my kids have with a “typical diet”. CrossFit got me to this point too. I lerned about Paleo through that.

      Thanks for the comments Tiff and Amy.

  3. Amy Butch says:

    …and I mean that in the most positive way! You’re Super Mom!

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