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Roasted Sweet Potatoes 

A medium sweet potato has twice the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin A and about 1/3 the RDA of vitamin C for an adult. They’re also an excellent source of fiber and beta-carotene, and their sweetness even helps curb cravings! Consuming a diet rich in beta-carotene may help to lower your risk for certain kinds of cancer.

Roasted sweet potatoes are a great side dish to a meal, or try them a snack instead of reaching for fries. Enjoy delicious sweet potatoes with this quick and easy recipe!

Ingredients:

- 2 sweet potatoes        - Chili powder

- Olive oil                     - Salt and pepper

- Paprika

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Cut 2 sweet potatoes into wedges – can choose to leave skins on or peel them off (remember: there are lots of nutrients in the skin!)

3. Toss together sweet potatoes with chili powder, paprika, olive oil and salt. Arrange wedges on a baking sheet.

4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and tender.

For an alternative sweet potato recipe, check out this recipe by Coach Kaelyn’s favorite…Jamie Oliver:

http://www.jamieshomecookingskills.com/recipe.php?title=baked-sweet-potato-with-chilli-mozzarella-basi