BAKED SPICED SWEET POTATO WEDGES | WellSeek

BAKED SPICED SWEET POTATO WEDGES

Sweet Potato Wedges are a super flavorful side when you have the right spice blend. Here’s how you can make the perfect batch in less than 30 minutes.


BY: LINDSEY JANEIRO, RDN, CLT

Sweet potatoes. Everyone seems to love them, and they’re such a staple in healthy living circles. While ‘healthy eating’ can be different for everyone, if sweet potatoes are that for you, here are some cool health stats about them.

  • Sweet potatoes contain nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, biotin, potassium, fiber, vitamin B3, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, phosphorus
  • They’re packed with antioxidants, and are especially high in beta-carotene.
  • Some of pigments that give sweet potatoes their bright hue, like anthocyanin, have anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • The high fiber content of sweet potatoes makes them useful for blood sugar regulation. Interestingly, despite tasting sweeter than starchier white potatoes, sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index ranking.

There are so many different ways you can prepare sweet potatoes, such as steaming, baking, roasting, mashing, pureeing and beyond. But today, we’re talking about baking them, specifically in wedge form. It’s much easier to get a delicious baked sweet potato wedge at home than baked sweet potato fries. At-home sweet potato fries always end up soggy or burnt, or just hard to nail in general.

Because wedges are a little thicker, in combination with a drizzle of your favorite oil and spice blend, it just works.

With the oil – you do you. Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil – whatever floats your boat. The amount you need will vary based on how many sweet potatoes you’re turning into wedges. You just need enough oil to lightly coat each sweet potato wedge.

Then – the spice magic happens.

All you need is equal amounts of the following five spices blended together. Use as much or as little as you’d like on your sweet potato wedges. Simply toss and coat evenly before baking. To enjoy this versatile side dish that’s free of the top 8 most common food allergens.

  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
INGREDIENTS
  • 1-2 sweet potatoes, cleaned and cut into triangular wedges
  • oil of choice (just enough to coat the sweet potatoes lightly)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
For the full recipe and instructions, head to the original article.
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Lindsey Janeiro RDN, CLT is a virtual private practice dietitian and nutrition expert based in Florida. She specializes in helping individuals feel their best through mindfully managing food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities. Connect with Lindsey by visiting Nutrition to Fit.

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