Yogaholics Nutrition – Sweet Potatoes

Yogaholics Nutrition – Sweet Potatoes

The health benefits of Sweet potatoes and how to make sweet potato fries (Vegan/vegetarian).

We love sweet potatoes here at yogaholics… and who wouldn’t?

Sweet potatoes are not only delicious and a good source of carbohydrates, they are low on the glycemic index, which stops blood sugar spiking when eating… helping you feel fuller for longer, aiding in weight loss and improving energy levels… plus they help to prevent disease!  They are packed with beta-carotene, b-vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium and potassium.

A lovely, but healthy treat and one of your five a day!

Here’s a simple recipe to make sweet potato fries.

It is generally recommended that 1 sweet potato is enough for one person… so use the amount required, depending on how many guests you have based on this information…

Recipe – Sweet potato fries.

Initially, rinse the sweet potato with copious amounts of warm water (we will be using the skins in this recipe).

Cut the sweet potatoes length ways into fries (be careful when doing this, I usually chop them in half first using a large sharp knife, then quarters, then slice them into fries).

Place the sweet potato fries into a bowl and coat with oil. *(you can use coconut oil if heated in a pan previously so it is liquid, or you might be so lucky to live in a country where it is already in a liquid state).

Add your desired seasoning – I love paprika salt and pepper, or cumin and cayenne pepper for a kick.

Then bake in a pre-heated oven at 180-200 degrees celcius, for 20-30 mins or until soft.

There you have it… a healthy nutritious yoga snack, or side to have with a main meal!


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