Sweet potatoes are a big rediscovery for me in recent weeks, and I couldn’t be happier about this! My first and only memory of them up until now was when my Mum cooked them for a family meal when I was around 7, and I found them so sickly that I couldn’t finish them and as a result my little baby brain turned against them. Then, as I was thinking of more things to incorporate into our weekly food shop that are clean and tasty ingredients, I suddenly realised that I was seeing a lot of sweet potato in recipes, and featured on blogs that I admired. I decided to give them a try again and was a little hesitant just because I really wanted to like them! And that I certainly did. I genuinely eat them every day at the moment…. Oops.
Sweet potatoes have a large amount of benefits for your health and they’re a type of complex carb which means their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy.
My favourite way to eat sweet potatoes is by making them into fries (ohhh, how american) because they are SO easy to make and you can eat them alone or with other things. My ‘recipe’ for sweet potato fries is literally…
Firstly, put the oven on 200C fan so it will be ready for your fries by the time you’ve cut them. Then take a tablespoon of cold pressed virgin coconut oil onto a baking tray and put it into the oven whether you’ve just put it on or not as it will still melt. Take the tray out once it’s turned into a liquid. Cut as many sweet potatoes as you want/need for your meal in half, then into strips, then into finer strips if needed. I tend to cut a medium sized one for one portion for myself (I have a massive appetite and know it’s a huge portion!). Put the fries onto the tray and turn them over until they have a nice coating of oil on each side of them. Sprinkle some sea salt over them and pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes (the longer the sweeter they get)! Simples. Delicious, sweet food without the guilt.
They are SO versatile, you can use them in any type of meal as well as make puddings with them! See Deliciously Ella’s Sweet Potato Brownies.
By now I hope you love sweet potatoes as much as I do. :)
Have a nice day! x