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3 Ways to Enjoy Your New Favorite Winter Veggie

I snubbed sweet potatoes (or yams as they’re often called) for far too many years of my life. Luckily, over the past few years I’ve become acquainted in a big way.

Organic sweet potatoes are a delicious winter vegetable that can be easily transformed into a dinner side, snack or even dessert. Plus, an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber – they’re super nutritious.

Here are three of my favorite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes:

French-fry style:  Preheat the oven to 425. Slice potatoes into wedges or discs (or use a spiralizer if you have one.)  Season the fries with a little pepper, sea salt, garlic and paprika.  Grease pan and toss them in the oven for 40-45 minutes , turning half way through. They’re the perfect, slightly crunchy snack or dinner side.

Cinnamon Treat:  Cut sweet potato in half. Use about a tsp of butter or margarine and top with cinnamon (and sugar if you really enjoy sweet.) Heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

‘Italian’ Melt: Poke holes in potato and heat in the stove or microwave. Then, cut in half and scoop out a few tablespoons of the “insides.” Top with goat cheese (mozzarella or cheddar may also work well)  oregano, garlic and pepper. Heat in the stove for  1- minutes at 400. Delicious!

What’s your favorite veggie? Do you tend to eat more fruits and vegetables when it’s warm outside?

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari
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