Tonight I’m grilling some venison steaks for dinner (you could do top sirloin if you don’t have access to venison). I really like making my side of sweet potatoes this way. I rinse them, chop them into bite size pieces (this was three sweet potatoes), then put them on a cookie sheet with foil on the bottom for easier cleanup. This is an easy and delicious side dish that I love and I hope you do too!

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes ( I used three)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Sea salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Directions:

1. Chop the sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
2. Drizzle olive oil on top then sprinkle black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, rosemary, and thyme (thyme is a strong herb so use sparingly).
3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the potatoes are no longer crunchy.

Enjoy! This recipe is delish!!

I do about 6 oz (weighed cooked) for one serving so there will be leftovers from this that I can eat tomorrow.

I use sweet potatoes in a lot of my recipes. Not only are they easy to make and add different seasonings too, but they are also healthy and full of benefits! Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that sweet potatoes offer, they may make you want to eat more of them! Be sure to try out this recipe too!

Improves Digestion

Since sweet potatoes are high in fiber, they have been shown to help improve digestive health. They are easy to digest and soothing to the stomach, which allows you to avoid digestive issues!

High in Vitamin A

The World’s Healthiest Foods mentions that sweet potatoes contain 214 percent of the DRI/DV. That makes sweet potatoes great for helping prevent vitamin A deficiency! A vitamin A deficiency is a serious issue. Vitamin A is essential when it comes to helping your body fight infectious diseases. Sweet potatoes are a natural source of beta-carotene and vitamin A.

Help Manage Diabetes

Sweet potatoes are actually beneficial when it comes to diabetes! They contain fibers and magnesium, which can help manage diabetes and help keep blood sugar levels regulated. If you are diabetic, sweet potatoes can be used as a healthier substitute for your rice or carbohydrate intake.

Protects Against Cancer

That’s right! Sweet potatoes have been shown to help fight cancer. The beta-carotene in sweet potatoes is essential for protecting against cancer. This is especially beneficial in protecting men from developing prostate cancer. Other components of sweet potatoes have been shown to help fight cancer cells and stop them from spreading.

Treat Stomach Ulcers

I have already mentioned that sweet potatoes soothe the stomach, well they can also help treat stomach ulcers. The B-complex vitamin, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and beta-carotene all help with this treatment! Sweet potatoes also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce the pain and inflammation of ulcers.

Some More Benefits!

I know you may not want to know all the details and science behind the health benefits that sweet potatoes offer, so I will just list out the rest! While everything listed above are all major benefits, there are many more!

These other benefits include:

  • Help manage stress levels
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Improves hair and skin
  • Helps improve vision
  • Boost immune system

I love making different recipes with sweet potatoes, not only are they delicious and easy to incorporate into any meal, but they also offer a ton of health benefits! Be sure to check out more of my recipes to find your favorites!