Today we are going to talk a little about Sweet Potatoes. Over the past two months, as I have been writing recipes for Menu Planning Central, I have had the opportunity to taste test a few great sweet potato recipes. I never found one that I did not enjoy.
You can make a meal out of them and not worry about gaining a pound –as long as you control what you put on or in it. Each sweet potato has about 103 calories. Their creamy orange flesh is one of the best sources of vitamin A you can consume. Plus 1, B2, B6, and C as well as potassium and other minerals.
You can bake, steam or microwave them. Or add them to casseroles, soups and many other dishes. Flavor with lemon juice or just a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper instead of butter. I think that we added at least 5 different ways to enjoy them at Menu Planning Central and we will no doubt be adding more in the future.
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1x3-inch wedges
- 3 T. coconut oil
- ½ t.sea salt
- ½ t, freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ t. garlic powder
- ¼ t. paprika
- Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Place sweet potatoes and coconut oil in large bowl, toss lightly. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder.
- Arrange potatoes in a single layer on prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd them.
- Bake until tender and golden brown, turning occasionally. Cooking time is 20 to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of the cut. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
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I hope that sweet potatoes are part of your clean eating plan. Give this recipe a test because they are not just for Thanksgiving dinner and should be on your kitchen table often.
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