One of the most divisive holiday debates revolves around what to do with sweet potatoes.
Do you top your sweet potato casserole with marshmallows? Or is it strictly a cinnamon sugar affair? Maybe you even toss in some pecans?
Personally, I find it uncomfortable and insane that anyone would allow marshmallows near the dinner table. But that’s just me.
Anyway, whatever way you prefer your sweet potatoes, sometimes it’s best to give their true flavor a chance to shine.
If you’ve had enough marshmallows or cinnamon streusel, try cleaning up your sweet potato sides with this delicious roasted sweet potatoes recipe.
With cardamom and turmeric, this clean and simple recipe lets this veggie’s natural goodness shine. And trust me, there is plenty of goodness to go around.
High in vitamins, minerals, and potassium, sweet potatoes are delicious and super healthy.
Tasty and healthy all on their own, this roasted sweet potatoes recipe gets an extra health kick (or two) with the help of cardamom and turmeric.
A powerful anti-inflammatory, turmeric is a powerful detoxing agent. Popular in diets and cleanses, turmeric is also a tasty spice thats adds a unique, savory flavor. With turmeric, these delicious potatoes have a full, rich flavor that can also help with your detoxing efforts.
Sometimes called “the queen of spices,” cardamom is another super spice on the rise. Also great for detoxing and cleansing, cardamom can help aid digestion and prevent GI disorders. Cardamom also packs plenty of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and potassium. This spice has a rich, pleasant taste and aroma that helps bring out sweet potato’s natural flavor.
Along with these two super spices, this roasted sweet potatoes recipe also adds garlic and fresh thyme for taste.
But don’t get fooled by the rich flavor and elegant spices, this recipe is super easy to make.
Start by peeling and dicing your sweet potatoes. Then, in a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except for the fresh thyme. Toss well to fully coat the potatoes in the oil and seasoning.
Then, simply spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring the potatoes halfway through.
When done, the potatoes will be tender, which you can check with a fork. Sprinkle with fresh thyme and serve warm!
This roasted sweet potatoes recipe is a great go-to sweet potato side. Fresh spices and seasoning add rich flavor while still letting the sweet potatoes shine. Meanwhile, turmeric and cardamom are great ingredients to include in any diet, especially if you’re trying to get back on track or kick off a new health plan.
Turns out, you don’t have to smother sweet potatoes in marshmallows and sugar. I won’t lie, I love the holiday classic as much as anyone. But when you’re ready to get back on track, this clean recipe is a great way to serve sweet potatoes. And trust me, they don’t need any extra sugar to reach their full potential.
Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 141 | Total Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 46mg | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: 2g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced medium
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the fresh thyme. Toss well to coat the potatoes in the seasonings and oil. Spread in a even layer on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring the potatoes about 1/2 way though.
- Once tender, remove the potatoes from the oven and sprinkle with the fresh thyme. Serve and enjoy!