Sweet Potato bites – A healthy alternative to chips and crisps

Sweet Potato bites – A healthy alternative to chips and crisps

Sweet potato is a common food consumed in my house. Claimed to have many health benefits, it is quick to cook and tastes different dependent on how you cook it.

Try this new, healthy way to cook your sweet potato that can be eaten with a meal or severed as a party snack.

Sweet potato Bites

Why eat Sweet Potato?

  • It is high in vitamin B.
  • Sweet potato contains a lot of Vitamin C.
  • It also contains lots of Vitamin D.
  • It contains a lot of Iron.
  • Sweet potatoes are a good source of mag­nesium, which helps with relaxation and anti-stress.
  • Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain.
  • Sweet potatoes are high in carotenoids like beta carotene and other carotenoids, which is the precursor to vitamin A in your body.  Carotenoids help strengthen our eyesight and boost our immunity to disease, they are powerful antioxidants that help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging.

Love sweet potato

 

Sweet Potato Bites

Ingredients

  • Sweet potato
  • Broccoli
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • A cheese of your choice (I used mozzarella in the pictures)

Method

  1.  Cut a sweet potato into thin slices.

Sweet Potato

 

2. Spray a baking tray with the oil spray and lay the potato onto it. Spray the potatos.

3. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until fully cooked, turning them over half way through cooking. Meanwhile, steam or boil the brocolli and cut the cheese into small pieces or grate.

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4. Place small pieces of the broccoli onto the sweet potato and lay the cheese on top.

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5. Put back in the oven for a few more minutes until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven.

Sweet potato Bites

6. Either serve straight away with a meal, or allow to cool fully before storing them in the fridge until ready for that party!

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Not keen on broccoli? Try topping the sweet potato with any topping of your choice – spinach, asparagus, tomato – the choices are endless! Experiment and see which is your favourite topping!