I want to eat nothing but sweet potato chips for the rest of my life.
I once thought sweet potatoes were ew but then i discovered sweet potato brownies and sweet potato gnocchi and baked sweet potato and pretty much feel in love after that. One sweet potato at a time.
Per 100g they provide an impressive source of:
- iron – red blood cell production and strengthens immunity, cellular energy
- magnesium – hormone and neuron communication, cramping and muscle relief, decreases stress levels
- calcium – essential for all body functions – digestion, skeletal strength and support, muscle contraction and relaxation, cardio health etc
- vitamin c – immune health, supports collagen growth for healthy skin
- potassium – electrolyte balance, heart beat regulation, muscular health
- fibre – regular bowel movements, cleansing of the digestive tract, cholesterol maintenance
- vitamin a – healthy eyesight, skin, strong joints, immune function, fertility (egg reproduction)
AND the natural sugars found in the potato are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the insulin spikes linked to fatigue, weight gain and diabetes.
Can I just eat sweet potato all day everyday.. or is that just going too far?
What you need:
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 tablespoon cold pressed olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- herbs and spices – I used all spice, turmeric, rosemary, chilli flakes
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Peel the sweet potato and cut into sticks. Try and make sure they are cut to similar sizes and thickness’ so they can cook evenly.
Toss the uncooked fires in a mixing bowl or bag with herbs and spices, salt and olive oil until evenly coated.
Prepare a dark baking tray with non-stick baking paper (bottom layer) and foil (on top of baking paper) and arrange fries so they spaced and spread but not crowded or bundled so they can crisp up.
Cook for 15 minutes on one side and then flip them (i found a spatula worked best) and bake for another 5-10 minutes until they are slightly brown and puffed.
Remove from the oven and enjoy hot on their own, as a side with salad or on their own with a huge bowl of homemade guacamole.
Yours eating hot sweet potato fires right now, X