Fitness queen Kayla Itsines shares the HEALTHY roast potato fries she swears by for keeping her energised during workouts (here’s how you can make it)
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Fitness queen Kayla Itsines has revealed the healthy roast potato fries she swears by for keeping her energised during workouts.
The 29-year-old, from Adelaide, shared her very simple recipe on social media for her homemade potato fries using basic ingredients from her pantry.
To make the snack, the personal trainer said you’ll need potatoes, paprika, chilli flakes, olive oil, salt and pepper.
‘This is a super simple and healthy snack that you can easily make at home. It’s great to fill you up in between meals – and keep you energised for your workouts,’ she said.
Fitness queen Kayla Itsines (pictured) has revealed the healthy roast potato fries she swears by for keeping her energised during workouts
Kayla Itsine’s potato fries recipe
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (or 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
Cut potatoes into slices or wedges, put them into a mixing bowl and add a drizzle of olive oil, plus a sprinkle of salt, pepper, paprika and chilli flakes. Toss the potatoes to make sure they’re fully coated in the seasoning.
Place the potatoes into an oven tray, and spread them all out so they aren’t covering each other.
Put the tray into the oven to bake for 30 minutes, toss them after 15 minutes.
When the fries look nice and crunchy, take them out of the oven, and place them onto a plate or in a bowl to enjoy!
The CEO of the Sweat empire started by pre-heating her oven to 180 degrees.
Then cut the potatoes into slices or wedges, put them into a mixing bowl and add a drizzle of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, paprika and chilli flakes.
‘Use whatever seasoning you like. Toss the potatoes to make sure they’re fully coated in the seasoning,’ she explained.
Roast the potatoes on a baking tray in the oven for 30 minutes, turn half way, and continue baking until it’s soft in the centre, and crunchy on the outside.
‘When the fries look nice and crunchy, take them out of the oven, and place them onto a plate or in a bowl to enjoy,’ she said.
‘You can serve them with your favourite type of sauce and a salad on the side. Yum.’
The 29-year-old shared her very simple recipe on social media for her homemade potato fries using basic ingredients from her pantry
Her post has since been liked more than 42,000 times, with many saying they couldn’t wait to try out her recipe at home.
Others shared their own foolproof tips on creating the perfect, crunchy potatoes every time.
‘If you place them in a bowl with ice for about 25 to 30 minutes [before you cook them]… when they bake they taste like real crunchy French fries,’ one woman wrote.
A second said: ‘If you boil the potatoes wedges in water and a little white vinegar until they are tender, before putting them in the oven, they come out even crispier.’
A third woman added: ‘Add baking soda to make them crispy.’
Her potato fries recipe comes just weeks after Kayla revealed her typical daily diet that keeps her lean all year round.
The 29-year-old also shared her typical day on a plate – for breakfast, she’ll have avocado and tomato toast with fresh basil and a drizzle or extra virgin olive oil while lunch is a tuna salad
Kayla’s day on a plate
BREAKFAST: Avocado and tomato toast with fresh basil and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
LUNCH: A quick tuna salad – canned tuna, brown rice, fresh basil, cucumber, tomato, capsicum and red onion. Her go-to dressing is olive oil, dried oregano, balsamic vinegar, salt and cracked pepper
SNACK: Fresh fruit with Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey and cinnamon on top or raw vegetable sticks with tzatziki
DINNER: Pasta dish or roasted vegetables and meat including skewers, baked chicken schnitzel or gyros
She said she mainly follows a Mediterranean-style diet that is packed full of Greek foods from her heritage.
‘This means a wide variety of vegetable and fruit as snacks, and a good mix of vegetables, protein and carbohydrates in my meals,’ she wrote on her website.
Kayla said she also eats more than you might expect, because she is eating to ‘fuel’ her body for a day of workouts and training clients.
‘Breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day – all meals are important to live a healthy balanced lifestyle,’ she said.
She never skips breakfast because she knows it’s ‘going to kickstart my day’.
‘It doesn’t mean spending hours creating a fancy, gourmet dish – it means taking time to consider what I put on my plate and how it can benefit me,’ she said.
‘I am really active throughout my day, so breakfast helps me to fuel a busy schedule. I need a wholesome meal that provides me with good nutrition and energy.’