Roasted Sweet Potato and Red Onions
There are so many reasons why sweet potatoes should be apart of your diet… but here are a few of my favorite reasons. Sweet potatoes are available all year, are inexpensive, and of course delicious. A simple ingredient that can be transformed so many different ways.
Sweet potatoes are also high in vitamin B6, a good source of vitamin C which is important to ward off cold and flu viruses, especially in the winter. Vitamin C also helps produce collagen in the skin and helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity. Sweet potatoes also contain many other vitamins such as Vitamin, iron, and magnesium. So many health benefits!
Long story short, I need to include more sweet potatoes in my diet. Do you? If you are a fan of having a starch at your dinner table this may be the way to go. They are also naturally sweet so you do not need to add a lot of sugar to your potatoes if you like the sweet flavor.
The other day I ran out of olive oil and i wanted to roast a few things. I did have grape seed oil though so that is what I used. Grape seed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes. It has a high smoke point and can be used safely to cook at high temperatures. I have seen many articles online that grape seed oil is deceiving and although it is packed with nutrients too much of it is not good for you due to the way the oil is extracted using an industrial process.
What to do for Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Red Onion:
Peel and Cube 2-3 large sweet potatoes and slice half a red onion. Coat with 2 tablespoon of grape seed oil or olive oil, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Roast for 30-45 minutes at 400 degrees depending on the size of your potatoes, or until tender. A great side dish with little prep and packed with nutrition.