What I Eat

Sloppy Julia’s with Sweet Potato Fries and a Pickle Spear

Serves: 1

1 package frozen sweet potato fries
¼ lb. lean ground beef (I buy 93% lean/7% fat)
1 tablespoon ketchup
3 tablespoons water
1 hamburger bun. (I buy a brand that is made with an enriched flour because I haven’t found one I like that is made with whole grains.)*
Pickle spear

*Several months after posting this recipe, I did find a hamburger bun I like made with organic whole grain wheat flour. The bun made with enriched flour is pictured.

Look to see how many grams of sugar are in the bun and the ketchup to figure out how many fries you can have without going over 10g. For example, the nutrition label on the products I bought said the bun had 3g and the ketchup had 4g. That left 3g for the fries which equaled ½ serving. Preheat oven. Put the amount of fries you can eat on a baking sheet. Bake according to package directions. Break ground beef into small pieces while browning it in a small skillet over medium to medium-high heat. When the ground beef is no longer pink, drain grease from pan, if there is any. Stir in ketchup and water. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until liquid has reduced. Spoon meat onto bun. Serve with fries, pickle spear, and a glass of water.


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