Appetite for Health

Appetite for Health: Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cancer experts such as the physicians with the TriHealth Cancer Institute know the effect that your diet can have on your overall risk for cancer.

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


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Wash potatoes, peel, and slice into chunks with a sharp knife
  3. Toss in a large mixing bowl with olive oil.  Add salt to taste and toss to coat.
  4. Layer potatoes on a baking pan in an even layer (Tip: line your pan with parchment paper for easier clean-up!)
  5. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.  Flip and continue cooking an additional 15 minutes.
  6. You may wish to roast longer.  Once cooked to your liking, remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  7. Enjoy as a side dish or salad topper.
    Tip: You can also season with cinnamon for a sweeter flavor!
Tags Appetite for Health , Cancer , Digestive , Nutrition and Eating