Thursday, May 6, 2010
I ♥ Sweet Potatoes
Yay for sweet potatoes!
I make sweet potatoes on average about once a week. Nutritionally speaking, here's how they stack up.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A (+262% of the daily value). They are also a very good source of Vitamin C (28.4%) and manganese (26%). In addition, they are also a good source of copper (13%), dietary fiber (12.6%), Vitamin B6 (12.5%), potassium (8.7%), and iron (8.1%).
I typically cook them in the same manner, slightly varing the seasonings depending on my mood.
For the potatoes above, I used four medium sized potatoes, sprayed my pan with cooking spray, arranged the sweet potatoes and then drizzled a small amount of olive oil over them. I then sprinkled cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and a little salt over them. I then baked them at 350 for about 40 minutes, stirring them half way. They should start to brown a bit.
In the past i've seasoned them with brown sugar, red pepper flakes, honey, or black pepper, depending on what i'm craving. I try to keep the olive oil under 1 tbs though.
Give them a try, you won't regret it!