This is one of my favorite side dishes! It’s healthy, tasty and full of good nutrition for your body. I know some people who have never tried sweet potatoes and I think this is a huge mistake!
I am not sure how’s a relationship with sweet potatoes in the UK but in the Czech Republic people were quite skeptic about this side dish (well, at least my parents). They always said that sweet potatoes (not the same sweet potatoes) are actually old and over frozen potatoes who you should throw away. After a few years later I came with sweet potatoes fries and they didn’t like it, because of the old. Oh well, you can’t change everything, right? Anyway, even when my parents don’t like the taste of this food (still I don’t understand why ..) I love this side dish and I am happy to have it as a part of my everyday diet.
Maybe you didn’t know but you have more variety of colors and sizes. Most people know orange sweet potatoes, but if you will see purple or white types of sweet potatoes don’t be surprised, it’s the same vegetable with the same health benefits.
Benefits of sweet potatoes
Let’s talk about why this root vegetable is so healthy and good for you. As first we can mention the nutrition. It’s full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants. Even it’s a cancer fighter! The group of antioxidants in the purple sweet potatoes can slow down cancer cells and also can help to make your body resist new cancer cells. Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene which transferred to vitamin A, which is good for your eyes’ health. Good for your diet!
This vegetable is unique in the taste as you can enjoy it sweet and also savory. It’s a rich fiber that will keep your stomach full for a longer time. Also, there are great gut benefits that will help your stomach
How to prepare roasted potatoes.
It’s super easy! As first clean the potatoes. You don’t have to pill the skin, just wash it properly and use a vegetable scrub brush to make sure that you don’t eat a dirty pieces from the potato.
The poke! If you are baking whole potatoes, make a few pokes that will help with the baking process eliminate overburning.
Bake! Lay the potatoes on the tray and let bake it! The baking time depends on the size of the potatoes.
To make your potatoes tastier, try to serve this side dish with quinoa and beans salad.