I LOVE sweet potatoes.  Not only are they delicious, but they are a guilt-free treat.  Besides simple starches, sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent nutrient), vitamin C, and vitamin B6.  Here’s what you need to know.  A sweet potato- cooked, baked in skin, without salt:

Enough said? Ok.

Ingredients:

-2 sweet potatoes, washed

-Olive Oil

-Salt & Pepper

-2 sprigs of rosemary

Directions:

Poke a few holes in each sweet potato and microwave them for about 4 minutes.  Let cool.  On a cutting board.  Cut them into quarters – first by cutting them in half, then half again.  If they are really big, you can divide them in 6 or 8 slivers too.

In aluminum foil, place the slivers next to each other (you can divide them into 2 packs) and drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a sprig of rosemary.  Cover them with the aluminum so they are totally covered, like in little baskets.  Bake of 450 degrees for about 30-45 minutes.  Then open up the aluminum and bake uncovered – you can even flip your oven on broil for a few minutes so they get a nice crispy top.

Even better than sweet potato fries!  And … better for you!

-Cristina xo