Appetite for Health: Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Considered one of the healthiest vegetables of all, sweet potatoes are a good choice when it comes to adding cancer-fighting nutrients to your diet and improving digestive health. They are packed with beta-carotene, fiber and vitamins A (five times the recommended daily intake), C and E. Compared to white potatoes, they have more vitamins, more fiber, fewer calories and fewer total carbs—despite having more sugar. They’re also fat-free.
In the latest segment of Appetite for Health, the registered dietitians from the TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion share a simple recipe for preparing sweet potatoes and here’s an added hint – these make a great addition to a kale salad.
3 sweet potatoes
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 375
- Wash potatoes, peel, and slice into chunks with a sharp knife
- Toss in a large mixing bowl with olive oil. Add salt to taste and toss to coat.
- Layer potatoes on a baking pan in an even layer (Tip: line your pan with parchment paper for easier clean-up!)
- Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Flip and continue cooking an additional 15 minutes.
- You may wish to roast longer. Once cooked to your liking, remove from the oven and let cool completely.
- Enjoy as a side dish or salad topper.
Tip: You can also season with cinnamon for a sweeter flavor!
Last Updated: March 22, 2018