Yes, the combination may sound weird, but don't mock it until you've tried it! These sweet potatoes are amazingly yummy, super easy to prepare, and you can whip up a big batch that you can keep for quick lunches thrown together. Sweet potatoes are some of the things still available at the stores right now - I guess since most people don't have the patience to cook them?!? Either way, they are a super simple way to add something nutritious to your meals right now:
Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber to help flood away all those stress hormones you've got floating around in your body in this time of panic and anxiety.
They are rich in magnesium, which helps you to calm down and get better sleep instead of lying awake all night worrying about life.
Sweet potatoes also help to fight inflammation - the thing that happens when your body is attacked with junk food (chips and ice cream while binge-watching Netflix anyone?!), running on stress (yes, I love talking about stress!), and when the immune system has to work extra hard to keep you healthy (yes, right now more than ever!).
So in other words, go grab that bag of sweet potatoes lying around all lonely at your local store.
And if you haven't caught my Live yet I did last week all about using the ingredients still available to you and finding substitutions for your favorite things, check it out here.
Preparation time: 1 hour
Makes 2 side servings:
one big sweet potato
juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp maple syrup
freshly ground black pepper
Start with pre-heating the oven to 220°C/ 425°F.
Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, paprika and maple syrup in a big bowl.
Cut the sweet potato in small, bite-sized cubes and toss them in the big bowl with the marinade.
Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 45-50 minutes until soft on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside.
Stay home, stay safe!