The crown jewel of the root vegetable family has to be the sweet potato. Recognized as the season’s most sought after vegetable, EatPlants4Life celebrates the colorful yam, with 5 plant-based sweet potato recipes that have become fan favs and a new recipe, Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes, which is perfectly suited for this year’s festive holiday table.
As a rich source of vital nutrients like fiber, iron, potassium, vitamin C and A, calcium, beta carotene, and energy-boosting B-vitamins, the sweet potato earns the gold for turning out some of the most decadent desserts, hearty soups and stews, mouth-watering, creamy sauces, and undeniable side dish holiday staples. As an antioxidant powerhouse, sweet potatoes have been linked to attributing to cell repair. It’s blessed with anti-inflammatory properties, and is said to lower the risk of type-2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Because sweet potatoes are high in fiber, you can enjoy them without spiking your blood sugar. Replace your white potato French-fry addiction with sweet potatoes. One of my favorite ways to have my cake and eat it too is by making roasted rosemary sweet potato wedges. Simply slice peeled sweet potatoes into wedges, coat them with a little olive oil, sprinkle with chopped rosemary, garlic powder, and sea salt, and roast in a 425-degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
Click the link and check out a sweet potato recipe with international flair. BBC Good Food’s one-pot dish, Spinach, Sweet Potato & Lentil Dhal is an aromatic, waist-friendly, comfort-meal that is loaded with exotic flavors.
EatPlants4Life’s collection of sweet potato recipes is also a must. Click the title links below and discover the versatility of the vividly-hued super-yam:
Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes (NEW!) featured below
EatPlants4Life’s Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes will be the scene stealer at your next holiday dinner. Sweet potato wedges are sliced and doused in fresh orange juice, orange zest, a hint of cinnamon and cayenne, smoky cumin, and sweet maple syrup.
Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes promises to deliver on flavor as it roasts under a heavenly bed of sliced orange slices that have been spiked with whole cloves. It’s simply divine.
Serve Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes at your next holiday party as a side dish that everyone can enjoy. Precede your festive holiday dinner with our Smoky Sweet Potato Yummus. Yes, it’s so good it deserves that title. It’s the perfect appetizer with a hint of smokiness and a hint of sweetness. Sweet potatoes are roasted in garlic and blended into a creamy texture with a hint of sweetness and tease of smokiness. I love this hummus with carrot sticks and Trader Joes’ Crisps with Dried Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds.
Check out the recipe video for this super-easy appetizer: