Want to know of a gorgeous, completely delicious healthy snack which takes less than 10 minutes to make?! Read on!!
One of my favourite vegetables is sweet potato and I try to incorporate it into most of my main meals. One baked, medium-sized sweet potato contains 438% of your daily value of vitamin A (a white potato contains 1%), 37% of your vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron. It also contains 4 grams of dietary fibre, which is 16% of the daily value and contains, wait for it, no fat! All that and it only contains 105 calories!
This recipe is simple to make, makes the perfect lunch or dinner and is so nutritional. It is of course baked sweet potato with cinnamon.
- Wash the potato and prick the skin several times with a sharp knife
- Rub a little olive oil over each potato
- Wrap each potato in some kitchen paper (You don’t want the paper to stick so I fold each corner into the middle and turn the potato over so that the paper doesn’t open)
- Place the potatoes on the microwave turntable. As a guide, 1 x 175g sweet potato will take 5 minutes on high (900W). 2 x 175g sweet potatoes will take 8 minutes on high (900W). 3 x 175g sweet potatoes will take 12-14 minutes on high (900W).
- If you intend on eating the skin, then I would suggest placing in the oven for 10-15 minutes to ensure the skin goes crispy
- Split the potato open and rub some butter on each side so that the butter melts
- Sprinkle some ground cinnamon over each side and let it stand for 1 minute
- Rub just a little more butter over each side which will ensure that the cinnamon sinks in and the potato doesn’t become too dry
And hey presto, you now have a super tasty snack infront of you. I can’t get over how insanely amazing this tastes, you really do have to try it for yourself. The smell reminds me of the smell that hits you when you land in the United States. If you come from a cooler country like the dreary UK, you’ll know what I mean. A warm sweet smell, sort of like Cinnabon. Yum.
Of course you can also try this with mashed sweet potato which will be just as good (:
A big thank you goes to The Potassium Princess for making me aware of this tremendous treat! Oh and just an FYI, never store your sweet potatoes in the fridge as it turns their natural sugar to starch which ruins their natural flavour.
If you make this, let me know what you think!