November 25, 2013   By Kelly Bejelly

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cooking Light, Real Simple, and Sunset Magazines, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SafewayHoliday”

roasted sweet potatoes fries

Thanksgiving is 3 days away and I’m stressed.  We’re hosting this year and I’m thinking about how much time it takes to get everything on the table at the same time and make sure it’s HOT.  There is nothing worse than lukewarm gravy on tepid dressing matched with HOT turkey.  Anyhow, enough caps.  I jumped in the van and headed over to Safeway to grab some magazines for ideas on easy, fun recipes to make for the holidays.

roasted sweet potatoes fries

When was the last time you saw coupons for a magazine?  Right now, in select stores and while supplies last, you can find coupons for $1.00 off each issue of Real Simple, Sunset Magazine and Cooking Light.  The coupons are on a tear pad located near the magazines.

I found an awesome recipe in Real Simple for Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes Fries and gathered up the ingredients as well as grabbed the newest edition of Sunset Magazine.


roasted sweet potatoes fries

What I love about this recipe is that it’s so simple.  That article that shared the recipe contained 10 ideas for holiday sides and nine of them were Paleo!


roasted sweet potatoes fries

The recipe was amazing and even better, I saved $1.00 off the issue of Real Simple which essentially made the sweet potatoes we ate for dinner free.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes Fries with Lime and Cilantro

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Real Simple Magazine


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 3 Tablespoons of lime juice
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste.


  1. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin wedges.
  2. Coat with the olive oil and the lime zest.
  3. Season with the salt and pepper.
  4. Roast on 2 rimmed backing sheets at 425 degrees, tossing once, until golden brown for roughly 15 - 18 minutes.
  5. Drizzle with the lime juice and the chopped cilantro leaves.


roasted sweet potatoes fries
“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cooking Light, Real Simple, and Sunset Magazines, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SafewayHoliday”


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  • November 26, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I happen to have sweet potatoes, lime, and cilantro at the moment. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • December 3, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    This looks soooo good! I love baked sweet potatoes, but I never tried them with lime and cilantro before. This takes something I already love to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!

  • December 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    That looks good! My wife loves sweet potatoes and makes sweet potato fries all the time. I’ll have to share this one with her!

  • Liz
    January 29, 2014 at 10:17 am

    These look great, but I’m wondering why there are two separate quantities of lime juice? The instructions don’t call for two additions…
    Want to make these tonight!

    • January 29, 2014 at 10:55 am

      Whoops, updated the recipe. You just need to add it at the end.