Sweet Potatoes

 

1. French-fried

This is a great way to change up the way you eat sweet potatoes that are light and healthy. After cutting the potatoes into strips place them on a baking sheet and spread with coconut oil. You can add salt, pepper or your favorite seasoning. Bake fries at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes, flipping them halfway through the time. Check the tenderness with a fork to ensure they are cooked through entirely.

2. Hash Browns

Potatoes are commonly eaten for breakfast, so why not sweet potatoes. Peel your sweet potato then grate it into shreds. Add the shreds with some diced onions and coconut or olive oil in a pan to saute. Cook until brown and crispy. Add your favorite herb or seasoning to finish the dish.

3. Grilled

Grilling your sweet potato adds a unique flavor. It’s similar to baking them, but with a rich smoky flavor. There are a few ways to do this. Cut your potato in round slices and brush with oil. Place on the grill for 5 minutes each side. Check the tenderness, cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the potato. If you want a softer potato, cube and wrap in a foil, add grass fed butter and cinnamon then cook for about 20 minutes.

4. Chips

Homemade chips are a much better option than buying chips. You can determine the quality and quantity of oil and salt used. For baked chips, preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the potato as thin as you can, toss in olive or coconut oil and season for flavor. Spread them on a large sheet and cook until crispy for about 20 minutes. Flip once during baking to make sure they brown evenly.

5. Roasted

Some veggies that pair well with roasting sweet potatoes are butternut squash, onions, parsnips, carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes and beets. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut veggies into 2 inch chunks and toss in olive oil and season with salt. Adding rosemary, thyme or garlic cloves will add a bold flavor. Roast for about 30-45 minutes flipping throughout to cook evenly. Cook until tender not mushy.