Oh how I love sweet potatoes!! It really doesn’t matter to me how they’re cooked they are GOOD to me, but I stumbled across a way to make them even better in my opinion. This recipe is so simple and requires so few ingredients I was almost hesitant to post, but simple doesn’t always mean it’s not tasty. Sometimes the recipes that aren’t so complex can be the tastiest surprises! But first since eating for good health is the ultimate goal here lets take a quick look at why a sweet potato is so nutritious!
A vitamin packed spud
Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A. In fact, they have about 400% of your daily requirements in one medium sweet potato! Vitamin A is crucial for your eye health and night blindness can occur if you have a deficiency in this important vitamin. So load up on them for sharper vision at night!
It is also very high in fiber which can help to regulate weight. Fiber is great for controlling hunger because it causes the body to feel full much quicker then other low fiber foods.
They are loaded with Potassium. Did you know that potassium can be instrumental in keeping your blood pressure low? Not only is it important to reduce the sodium intake but by eating more potassium this may help to bring your reading down to a healthier level.
Sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index scale which makes them a healthier alternative to the white potato for diabetics. Also due to their high fiber content they may help Diabetics from having low blood sugar crashes too!
There are tons of other great benefits packed into these little treasures. They help fight inflammation and are loaded with beta carotene which makes them a great anti cancer food!
All of these upsides and it doesn’t hurt that they taste great too! On to the recipe!
3 sweet potatoes, peeled
3 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Grade B Maple Syrup
What you do:
Cut peeled sweet potatoes in 1/2″ slices. Melt coconut oil and pour in bottom of 9X13 baking pan. I love using a stoneware pan for this. It seems to make them brown nicer. Place slices into melted coconut oil and turn over to coat both sides. Brush maple syrup on slices with a pastry brush, Sprinkle cinnamon over the slices very liberally. Bake in oven at 350 degrees until the slices become tender. Then flip slices over until browned on both sides well. It seems like the browner they get the sweeter they get! Enjoy with your favorite entrée.