Spice Up A Sweet Potato For A Quick, Nutrition-Packed Snack

Sweet Potato

Turn a plain sweet potato into a nutritious, delicious snack in minutes!

One of the best carbohydrate sources you can include in your diet is sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are high in fibre, rich in vitamin A and are loaded with antioxidants as well.

They’re also great for helping to lower the levels of inflammation in the body, so may help those who are suffering from inflammation based conditions.

Sweet potatoes, despite having some natural sugars in them will also help to control blood glucose levels very well, which is important for warding off diabetes and also preventing weight gain.

This sweet potato recipe is very easy to make and really dresses up the plain sweet potato nicely.

Using a combination of different herbs and spices, you’ll find you don’t need any further condiments or sauces added to this.  Just serve and enjoy.

Recipe Snapshot:
Sugar Free – No
Gluten Free –Yes
Dairy Free – Yes
Grain Free – Yes
Protein – Low
Carbs – High
Fats – Low

Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

1 Medium Sweet Potato (peeled and cut into 2” chunks or cut into fries)

1 tbsp. olive oil
Dill weed
Garlic powder
Black pepper
Salt
Basil
Cinnamon
*All spices are to taste.

Preheat the oven to 200C.  Next, peel and cut a sweet potato and place it in a mixing bowl.

Coat with olive oil and then sprinkle spices on top.  Mix and then lay on a baking paper sprayed with non-stick spray (or parchment paper) and then bake for 15 minutes.

Flip and then bake for another 15 minutes before finishing and serving.

As this dish is low in protein, you’ll want to use it alongside a main protein source to balance out your meal.