Updated: Feb 22, 2019
Today I am spotlighting one of my favorite veggies - the sweet potato! I love sweet potatoes not only for their delicious flavor and amazing versatility, but also for their excellent nutritional value.
Did you know....Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A & C, manganese, potassium, B Vitamins, iron, dietary fiber and more! Rich in antioxidants sweet potatoes boast anti-inflammatory properties, have been shown to help support healthy blood sugar levels, and are a great source of quick digestible and fast acting carbs!
Is it really any wonder why these sweet potatoes are a heath and fitness diet staple?
So how can you start adding these little gems to your diet? From roasting and baking to mashing and pureeing (and everything in between) there are many ways you can whip sweet potatoes up in a flash! Let's start with a basic roasting recipe. Using cinnamon these Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sure to be a crowd pleaser and convert even the toughest of veggie critics! The wonderful thing about starting with such a basic recipe that calls for just 3 ingredients is it is virtually impossible to get it wrong. You can also add them to other dishes - like green salads, quinoa, chilis, soups and more!
4 medium to large sweet potatoes
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
2-3 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Peel and cube sweet potatoes (about 1/2 - 1" thickness) and place in a large bowl.
Add oil and cinnamon to coat. Toss until potatoes are well coated.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (helps to prevent potatoes from sticking and makes clean up a snap!)
Spread the potatoes evenly across the baking sheet and place on the center rack of the oven to bake for approximately 30minutes, flipping and rotating potatoes around the sheet every 10minutes to ensure they cook evenly.
Tip - looking to add a bit of Fall flare to your roasted sweet potatoes? Try adding nutmeg, a drizzle of honey, dried cranberries, cubed apples or pear! YUM!
Eat and Enjoy!