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I've started writing this post a few times already...I had intended to get this up last week but then life got in the way. Le Sigh. That's alright though because I made healthy sweet potato fries and had enough leftovers for todays lunch! Yum!
Sweet potatoes are one of favourite foods to roast + bake in the oven. I love that slight crisp layer it gets on the outside and the sweet creamy inside. They're such a versatile veggie. They have more fibre and are slightly lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes. That means that your blood sugar stays more stable after eating them. And when you master your blood sugar you feel full of energy and crush those cravings for unhealthy processed foods. From a carbohydrate perspective they both have about 15 grams of carbs per 1/2 cup. Perfect for fuelling your body
I have sweet potatoes in my diet at least a few times a week.
Of course there are many ways you can cook them and even more ways to top them. There's savory and sweet, lunch or dinner, and even breakfast!
My current flavour obsession while roasting any kind of potato right now is roasted garlic powder. The stuff is like gold. It makes everything better. Plus because it's roasted it's it doesn't have that pungent garlic smell. Instead it's mellowed out flavourful. It would be delicious with no matter what you pair it with.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Keywords: bake roast appetizer side snack gluten-free nut-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian sweet potato herbs
Ingredients (serves 2-4)
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into thick matchsticks
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp roasted garlic powder
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- pinch of salt and black pepper
Preheat oven to 425˚F.
Toss the sweet potato slices with olive oil, roasted garlic powder, chopped rosemary, paprika, and a pinch of sea salt and pepper in a large bowl, to fully coat.
Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake until the undersides are browned, about 10-15 minutes. Flip the fries over and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the potatoes are crisp and browned, but not burnt.
The recipe can be cut in half however, the potatoes may need less time cooking as there are less fries on the baking sheet, therefore they could cook faster.
Ready for a simple recipe that is the epitome of perfection?
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the humble sweet potato will be making many appearances. What would Thanksgiving dinner be without potatoes, both regular and sweet.
Some of you probably grew up with marshmellow topped sweet potato casseroles+pies. But why not try a new potato dish this year that's healthy without sacrificing any taste.
Sweet potatoes are a staple in my family. Personally I love them. They're vitamin and nutrient packed and loaded with fiber. Not to mention low glycemic.
I used an all natural smoked garlic seasoning from The Garlic Box. I'm not promoting this product or anything like that. I just really like this seasoning. Any smoked garlic powder will work, or if you prefer you can leave it out altogether, but I highly recommend it.
This recipe is really all about the method of cooking the sweet potatoes. Sometimes I find that basic techniques and simplicity is often over looked when it comes to cooking. These beauties get all golden brown and crisy on the outside, and on super fluffy-soft on the inside from this low and slow method of cooking. The slow roasting starts them caramelizing. The flavour is absolutley amazing! The simpler the better.
Promise me you will try this method out! You won't be disappointed.
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes vegan & gluten free | serves 4
- 2-3 sweet potatoes, scrubbed, rinsed and dried
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tsp smoked garlic seasoning
- pinch sea salt (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350˚. Slice sweet potatoes into 1/2" thick rounds. Place in a large bowl. Add olive oil, smoked garlic seasoning, and sea salt; toss to coat the sweet potatoes evenly.
- Bake for 25 minutes turning once.
- After this, turn the heat up to 400˚and bake for another 20 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Remove from oven and serve.
Tip: These make delicious healthy additions to lunches and salads. I would recommend making extra the night/day before and poping a handful in a plastic zip-top bag. The next day for lunch you can heat them up or just eat them the way they are. Perfect nutrition to help fuel you through your afternoon. Delish!