The Sweetest Veggie
Posted On Jul 30, 2013
New You Tip: Eat more sweet potatoes for sweet, healthy treat packed anti-oxidant.
Many of us falsely associate the word “potatoes” with weight gain, without understanding their amazing benefits. These orange-fleshed veggies are packed with high amounts of vitamins A, B6, C, D, E and iron, while also being a key source carotenoids. Carotenoids strengthen eyesight and boost immunity. One cup of potatoes provides 438.1% of daily-recommended value of vitamin A. This delicious, superfood also contains 28% more potassium than a single banana. Here are some of our favorite sweet potato recipes!
The Easiest and Healthiest Sweet Potato Fries Ever
• 2 large sweet potatoes cut into wedges
• 1 tbsp. olive oil
• 1 tsp. cumin
• ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
• ½ tsp. paprika
• ½ tsp. salt
– Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
– In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients until potatoes are evenly coated with oil and spices.
– Lay potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 35 to 45 minutes until browned.