March 25, 2013

RecipeZ: Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes are a better choice than regular potatoes. According to an article in The Los Angeles Times, "in a head-to-head comparison, these two tubers are seemingly very similar. In a 100-gram portion, the white potato has 92 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 2.3 grams of dietary fiber, 2.3 g of protein and 17% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. The same amount of sweet potato, on the other hand, has 90 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, 35% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and 380% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A."



Here's a great recipe for all you sweet potato lovers - and one that is good enough to convert those who aren't:

Ingredients
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Sea salt
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut sweet potato in half and then quarter each of those halves, creating wedges
  • Put all wedges in ziplock bag and pour in some olive oil, coating all of the wedges
  • Sprinkle in paprika generously and add a little bit of sea salt
  • Close ziplock bag and continue to coat the wedges
  • Put them out on a foil-lined baking sheet skin side down and put into the oven for about 20-30 minutes until your desired 'mushiness' is achieved

Enjoy!