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The Sweetest Veggie

By New You Editorial
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

Directions:

–              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.