I’ve always had a thing for sweet potatoes. Recently, I have fallen back in love with them when I remembered just how easy it is to make them. Sweet potatoes are a delicious alternative to white potatoes if you’re in the mood to switch it up.
Sweet potatoes contain a lot of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium and calcium. A few fun facts that I just learned are that they contain no fat and a yam is not the same thing as a sweet potato! Sweet potatoes contain more nutrients than yams, so make sure you pick the right ones at the grocery store. There are about 114 calories in one cup of sweet potatoes, and you can buy one at the grocery store for fairly cheap. This is a great side to a meal, or you can dress it up as a (healthy) main course!
My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is by making homemade sweet potato wedges.
- I start by poking the sweet potato all over with a fork to create ventilation.
- Next, I put in the microwave to cook for 4-7 minutes depending on its side. It’s a good idea to check it halfway through to see how much it as cooked.
- Once it is soft, I cut it into wedges with the help of an oven mitt because it is hot! The smaller the wedges, the quicker it will crisp up in the oven.
- Next, I place the wedges on a pan that has been sprayed with olive oil.
- I spray the tops of the wedges with olive oil and add pepper and salt or the McCormick’s Spicy Steak Seasoning (so yum.)
- I broil the wedges for about 4 minutes or until crispy. I recommend watching your sweet potatoes while they are in the oven because they can be quick to burn when they are being broiled! Healthy foods can be oh so delicious. Enjoy 🙂
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela