It’s time to change up your regular potato for something a little sweeter. Unlike their starchy friends, this bright orange root vegetable counts towards one of your five daily portions of fruit and vegetables. Full of fibre and vitamin C, they have many health benefits and taste delicious.
Sweet potatoes are one of the best foods for fighting acne and inflammation. Vitamins A and C combined, helps clear your skin, brighten the complexion and improve overall skin texture.
This versatile root is delicious roasted, puréed, steamed, baked, or grilled. Add them to stews, casseroles and soups, or grill and add as a delicious twist to a healthy salad.
3 Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes
Bake a sweet potato for 45 mins on 200ºC/400ºF/gas. I have never been a fan of microwaved potatoes. Top with tzatziki, hummus or fresh guacamole and a handful of mixed leaves for a delicious vegan lunch.
Be honest who doesn’t love French fries. Cut sweet potatoes into fries and toss them in a roasting tray with a grind of salt, pepper, and a little paprika. Spray with a little olive oil and bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes at 200ºC/400ºF/gas occasionally turning until golden.
Roast sweet potato chunks and diced carrots in a little olive oil. Spray oil is amazing and avoids loading on extra calories too. While they are roasting, fry a chopped onion and garlic in a a couple of sprays of olive oil until softened. Add a litre of good quality vegetable stock and a few fresh thyme leaves. Lastly add the roasted vegetables and whizz up with a hand blender for a delicious soup. Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds and sprigs of fresh thyme, season to taste and serve piping hot.