Baked Sweet Potato

These have been a weekly staple in our house for years now.  Sweet potatoes are quite gentle on your digestive system and are delicious.  Have them as a side or add them to a baked veggie bowl or salad.   

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Ingredients: 

  • Sweet potatoes - I find that a large one will make two servings.  
  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil per large potato (I use Canola, see Making Vegetables Delicious for other suggestions)
  • Salt and pepper

Optional: minced garlic, fresh or dried herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, parsley, rosemary, sage or thyme)

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch slices  or fries and place into a large bowl with the vegetable oil, salt, pepper, and any extras herbs.  Toss the potatoes around until they are all even coated.  Arrange the potatoes in a single layer onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. 
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping over after 15 minutes.  They tend to brown up pretty quickly towards the end so keep an eye on them after 30 minutes. 
  4. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content: Per half a large sweet potato

Calories - 142, Carbs - 19 g, Fat 7 g, Protein - 2 g, Fibre - 3 g, Sugar - 6 g