Sweet potatoes are a nutritious alternative to your typical white potatoes. They are readily available year round and quite easy to make! I found a great infographic from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation that I wanted to share with you! Let's look at the difference between white potatoes and sweet potatoes!
Here is a healthy twist on Hasselback potatoes using sweet potatoes instead. The aromatic herbs and spices compliment this sweet root-vegetable, leaving you with a burst of flavor. If you haven't tried making sweet potatoes before, here is your chance! This is a perfect, colorful side to complete your meal!
Yields 4 servings
4 medium size sweet potatoes
3 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp rosemary
4 tsp ghee
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp dried chili peppers
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp chopped pecans
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2) Wash sweet potatoes and slice as thinly as you can without going all of the way through.
3) Combine all ingredients (except for the toppings) in a mixing bowl
4) Pour mixture onto the sweet potatoes, making sure it goes between the slices.
5) Top each sweet potato with 1 tsp of ghee
6) Place in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil
7) Bake for 60 minutes.
8) Remove from oven and baste with liquid from your baking dish.
9) Add chopped pecans and bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and add chopped parsley.
White Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes: Which Are Healthier? (Infographic). (2013, March 4). Retrieved May 9, 2015, from http://healthhub.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/13-HHB-090-Health-Hub-Knockout-March_FNL1.pdf