Jessica Beacom, RDN, and Stacie Hassing, RDN, LD, are passionate about helping people eat better. Both registered dietitians—and busy moms—they co-created The Real Food Dietitians to help busy families eat well and enjoy doing so while accommodating food allergies and intolerances. In their new book The Real Food Table (Simon Element, 2022), Jessica and Stacie share more than 100 recipes of favorite meals with short, accessible ingredient lists that won’t break the bank, so you can put healthy, delicious meals on the table without spending hours in the kitchen.
The Real Food Dietitians’ Baked Sweet Potato Fries
1. Avocado oil and extra-virgin olive oil are our go-tos and can be used interchangeably. We like to cook with these oils because they’re rich in heart-healthy fats.
2. Coconut milk (full fat) is a creamy and delicious dairy-free alternative to milk and cream. While you might think that coconut milk will taste overwhelmingly like coconuts, the flavor is surprising subtle when added to savory soups and sauces.
3. We use low-sodium broth (whether it’s chicken, beef or vegetable) for all of our recipes because it allows us to add salt to taste and control the sodium level, which can get pretty high when using boxed broth.