Sweet potatoes are not only good and filling but packed with nutrients and is considered one of the healthiest vegetable. This root vegetable is definitely something to add to your diet. It is rich in vitamin C; vitamin E; Vitamin B6 for your nervous system; iron; potassium which alleviate muscle cramps, stabilize the blood pressure and prevent heart disease. It is also beneficial during stressful times as it provides minerals that are used when we are stressed. Rich in fibers, its good against cholesterol. It helps with digestion. The orange color comes from the betacarotene which is an antioxidant that helps prevent inflammation and is transformed in the body into vitamin A, which is good for the skin. It has a low glycemic index, which is good for diabetics as the sugar is absorbed at a slower rate and regulates the blood sugar level.
Here's a few ways to eat your sweet potatoes out of many more!
Sweet potatoes in the oven
All you need:
- a sweet potato
- a cup of feta cheese
- olive oil (a few tbsp)
- Dry herbs
- Add the olive oil in the feta bowl with the herbs to marinate while waiting for the sweet potatoes to bake.
Bake for 30 minutes or until soft in the oven at 200°C - 230°C / 400°F - 440°F on a cooking sheet/ aluminum foil.
And here's a delicious easy healthy dish!
Sweet potatoes fries
I got inspired by this recipe as I was looking for ideas to prepare tapas while using my sweet potatoes and made a few changes. It's easy & quick to prepare and also a nice side dish to a barbecue or anything else!
All you need:
- sweet potatoes
- olive oil
- dry herbs
- cinnamon (optional)
- sea salt
- Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise (thin or tick depending your taste & mood)
- Sprinkle with olive oil, dry herbs & sea salt
- Bake in oven at 200°C / 400F for approximatively 30 minutes or when crispy enough
Happy Sweet Day!
- Charlotte Haigh, "Les 100 aliments pour rester en forme", 2005