Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables and this time of year, they are in season. I used to only eat sweet potatoes around the holidays when they are covered in melty marshmallow goo. When I started cooking on my own, I learned how versatile sweet potatoes can be.

Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

They can be sweet, savory, a side dish, or a main course. Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin A, a nutrient vital to immune function and promoting healthy vision. Compared to white potatoes, sweet potatoes contain more fiber, which aids in digestion and can help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Try our sweet and spicy recipe for the best of both flavors as a side with your favorite meal!

 

INGREDIENTS

3 medium sweet potatoes, washed

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp honey

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degree. Coat baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray
  • Dice sweet potatoes into large, even pieces
  • Toss sweet potatoes in olive oil, chili powder, cinnamon, and honey
  • Spread sweet potatoes evenly onto baking sheet
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender

 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve as a side with our Fall Harvest Pork Tenderloin or with your turkey at Thanksgiving!

 

NOURISHING NUTRITION (per serving)

Calories: 170

Fat (g): 3

Sodium (mg): 40

Protein (g): 3

Carbs (g): 33

Fiber (g): 5