Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Fall is here and one of the best side dishes for any fall meal is Sweet Potatoes! Smile Senior Care searched for a recipe that would enable you to have to decadent taste of sweet potatoes without the unhealthy components of the traditional recipes. Try this Roasted Sweet Potato recipe with your home care aide today. Invite the family for a potluck dinner and be the star of the meal!
Sweet potatoes contain iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. They are also a powerhouse of vitamin A. Fiber is always a wonderful benefit from this delicious tuber. Olive oil is full of polyphenols, which help to protect your cells from damage. It is also a wonderful source of monounsaturated fat, or MUFAs, which help lower cholesterol and helpt to control insulin levels.
- 3 Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size cubes
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp of brown sugar (more if you want it sweeter)
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
- Pinch of ground ginger
- Sea salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into bite size cubes and place in the baking dish. Melt butter in the microwave and pour over the potatoes along with the olive oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Add more sugar or cinnamon if desired. Toss to coat evenly. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes. Stir the sweet potatoes once or twice during roasting. Enjoy.