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Roasted Sweet Potato

A quick and easy recipe, using sweet potato as a side dish, roasted and paired with a guilt-free dipping sauce.

I love everything about quick and easy dishes, and being in my kitchen either baking or cooking, I love it all! Most recently I whipped up some delicious roasted sweet potato, and they were a huge hit {hubby approved}!

While I still love regular potatoes, there is something about sweet potato that has kinda taken over as a side dish. Add a little seasoning, like chipotle, and BOOM, delicious!

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HOW TO GET USED TO SWEET POTATO

Get creative with the seasoning, preparation and style of it.

It took both me and my husband a few taste tests of trying new recipes to get used to the texture of the roasted sweet potato. Now, we actually love this as a side dish!

Some other ways to try it are boiling, and mash with a little butter, cinnamon, and coconut sugar! Delicious. I will share that recipe soon! Adding a little cinnamon to sweet potato totally adds a little kick of spice, which offsets the taste of it. 

IS IT NECESSARY TO PEEL SWEET POTATO 

Ensure you wash and scrub the peel well.

It is totally okay to keep the peel/skin on. I find the skins give the roasted potato an extra crunch. If you wanted too, you could run your veggie peeler over the potato and remove a thin layer of peel. The skin also contains some great sources of vitamins and nutrients.

The only time I’d remove the skin is if I were boiling it. With any potato that I boil, I remove most, if not all of the skin. However, it is ok to leave the skin on, just wash it well. 

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WHY THIS RECIPE KEEPS ME COMING BACK 

The options are endless on what you can do with these roasted sweet potatoes.

I enjoy these with grilled chicken or steak preferably! I also use leftovers as a salad topper, yum! These sweet potato cubes also go nicely as a topper on this spinach salad.

This recipe takes very little time to prepare and bake. It makes the perfect side dish with any meal, and with its little kick of spice, it will have your taste buds popping. 

Sweet Potato Dip

Serve with this Spicy Dip.

Recipe:

1/3 cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Small Squirt of Sriracha Sauce or 2 tbsps. Thai Chilli Sauce
Mix well and serve.

Yield: 2

Sweet Potato Fries

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Cubed sweet potato with a kick of spice

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato cubed
  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp of Chipotle Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • A sprinkle of pink sea salt to taste

Instructions

Pre-heat oven 425F. Rinse sweet potato, cut into cubes. Toss all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl {one good for tossing} until sweet potatoes are covered evenly. Line baking sheet with Parchment Paper. Spread sweet potato {cubes} evenly on a baking sheet, bake for 20 minutes, remove and flip {toss cubes} and cook for another 10 minutes {checking around 8 minutes to make sure you don’t overcook them, as oven times vary}.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 514mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

*These calculations are an estimate*

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