Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3 Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes

Lately I have been on a sweet potato kick. I absolutely love them! So I have been trying a few different ways to eat them. Here are three ways you can mix it up with your sweet potatoes.

#1) Old fashioned baked sweet potato
All you need is your sweet potato, some brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Bake the sweet potato in the oven for about 45-75 minutes at 400 degrees (larger sweet potatoes will take longer). When your sweet potato is done add about 1/4 Tablespoon of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and just a little bit of butter to you potato. Then enjoy! It is delicious.

#2) Honey roasted sweet potatoes
The ingredients will include; Sweet potato, olive oil, lemon juice, honey and salt. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Peel your sweet potato and cut into one inch pieces. Place your sweet potatoes in a baking dish. Combine 1/2 Tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 Tablespoon of honey, and 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and then bake them for about an hour or until they are soft. Be sure to move them around every so often while they are baking.

#3) Sweet potato fries
You will need your sweet potato, some sugar, salt and paprika for these delicious fries. Start by peeling and cutting you potato into wedges. Then toss with 1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 Tablespoon sugar, 1/4 Tablespoon salt and 1/2 Tablespoon of smoked paprika. Place them on a large baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, tossing them about half way through.

*Remember that sweet potatoes have high nutritional value and are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, folate, and potassium. Enjoy these ideas as a side to your steak or chicken one night and you will have a great dinner in front of you.

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