Updated: Mar 9, 2019
Mmmmmm...Japanese sweet potatoes, a healthy carb option that's delicious and jam-packed with nutrients and benefits. Some studies claim the vegetable prevents wrinkles. If that's the case, I'm in! When you're at the grocery store, look for purple skin, yellow filling and dense texture. I usually get mine at Whole Foods or order online through Fresh Direct. Seriously, so good, I can't stress that enough.
Some of the benefits include: rich in dietary fiber, high in potassium, filled with antioxidants and jam-packed with Vitamins A & C.
You can prepare Japanese sweet potatoes in a variety of ways: steam, boil, bake or thrown in the microwave! My favorites...
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Wash, then cut into medallions or cubes and spread out on a baking sheet
3. Spray with extra virgin olive oil spray and season with sea salt and pepper
4. Bake for 30-40 minutes depending on preference, I like mine crispy
I often eat mine mixed in my morning eggs, as a lunch/dinner side and dip into low sugar ketchup, or throw some in soups for a filling surprise. These potatoes are so versatile! Hope you enjoy!