Fitness Queen Kayla Itsines shares the HEALTHY fried potato fries she swears by to keep you energized while you workout (so you can do it)
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Fitness queen Kayla Itsines unveiled the healthy fried potato fries she swears by to keep you energized while you workout.
The 29 year old from Adelaide shared her very simple recipe on social media for her homemade potato fries using the basic ingredients from her pantry.
For the snack, the personal trainer needed 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 yourself up between meals – and keep you energized for your workout, ”she said.
Fitness queen Kayla Itsines (pictured) has revealed the healthy fried potato fries she swears by for staying energized while exercising
Kayla Itsines potato fries recipe
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (or 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
Cut the potatoes into slices or wedges, place them in a mixing bowl and add a dash of olive oil and a pinch of salt, pepper, paprika and chili flakes. Toss the potatoes to make sure they are completely coated in the seasoning.
Place the potatoes in a baking sheet and divide them all up so they don’t cover up.
Put the tray in the oven to bake for 30 minutes and toss after 15 minutes.
When the fries look nice and crispy, take them out of the oven and place them on a plate or bowl to enjoy!
The CEO of the sweat empire began preheating her oven to 180 degrees.
Then cut the potatoes into slices or wedges, place in a mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, paprika and chilli flakes.
“Use any seasoning you like. Throw the potatoes to make sure they’re completely coated in spice, ”she explained.
Fry the potatoes on a baking sheet in the oven for 30 minutes, turn them in half, and keep baking until they are soft in the center and crispy on the outside.
“When the fries look nice and crispy, take them out of the oven and place them on a plate or bowl to enjoy,” she said.
“You can serve it with your favorite sauce and a salad. Yum. ‘
The 29-year-old shared her very simple recipe on social media for her homemade potato fries using the basic ingredients from her pantry
Her post has been liked more than 42,000 times since then, and many said they couldn’t wait to try her recipe at home.
Others gave their own foolproof tips for making the perfect, crispy potatoes every time.
“If you put them in a bowl of ice for about 25 to 30 minutes [before you cook them]… when they bake they taste like real crispy french fries, “wrote one woman.
A second said, “If you boil the potato wedges in water and a little white vinegar until they are tender before putting them in the oven, they will come out even crisper.”
A third woman added, “Add baking soda to make them crispy.”
Her recipe for potato fries comes just weeks after Kayla unveiled her typical daily diet that keeps her lean year round.
The 29-year-old also shared her typical day on a plate – for breakfast there is 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 little extra virgin olive oil
HAVING LUNCH: A quick tuna salad – canned tuna, brown rice, fresh basil, cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, and red onion. Her favorite dressing is olive oil, dried oregano, balsamic vinegar, salt, and cracked pepper
SNACK: Fresh fruit with Greek yogurt and a dash 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 mostly follows a Mediterranean diet that is full of Greek foods from her heritage.
“This means a wide variety of vegetables and fruits 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 eats to “fuel” her body for a day of training and exercising for clients.
“Breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day – all meals are important to leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle,” she said.
She never skips breakfast because she knows it will start my day.
“It doesn’t mean spending hours creating a fancy, gourmet dish – it means taking the time to think about what to put on my plate and how it can benefit me,” she said.
“I’m very active all day, so breakfast helps me keep a busy schedule. I need a healthy meal that is well nourished and energized. ‘