Sweet potatoes are a great addition to any meal. They are high in dietary fiber and beta-carotene (an antioxidant and precursor to Vitamin A…great for a strong immune system, healthy mucus membranes, skin and hair). They also give you a healthy dose of Vitamin C, B Vitamins and Manganese.
With their sweet flavor, kids tend to like the taste of them! You can add sweet potatoes to the top of dishes like Shepherd’s Pie (blended with a little canned coconut milk) or in smoothies. You can go as simple as a baked sweet potato or grilled sweet potato slices. That’s right…grilling season is back!
The following is a simple recipe for sweet potato fries. Feel free to share your healthy, kid-friendly, sweet potato recipes in the comments below!
*2 large, organic sweet potatoes, cut into thin match sticks.
*2-3 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
*1/2 tsp sea salt
*1/2 tsp black pepper
*1/4 tsp paprika (smoked or regular)
*1/2 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix sweet potato match sticks and melted coconut oil in a bowl. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet (you may want to use parchment paper to avoid sticking) and sprinkle with mixed seasonings. You may add thyme, oregano, cayenne, etc for extra taste…but I find that kids like things simple. Bake until brown and crispy, approximately 15 minutes per side. It’s that simple. Have a great weekend…be good to your body!
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A mom of 3, pediatric chiropractor, natural remedy guru and wellness educator.