I . simply . adore . these . little . bites !
And what’s not to adore? After all, we’re talking about little bite-sized pieces of roasted sweet potato with a savory combination of herbs and just a hint of spicy heat.
These tasty little bites make the perfect side dish for virtually any meal … roasted chicken, burgers, a hearty steak … Oh, and be sure to save the leftovers for breakfast (if there are any). Just rewarm them in a hot skillet and pair them with your favorite veggie egg scramble. Your taste buds will thank you!
But scrumptiousness aside, sweet potatoes provide excellent nutritional benefits as well, since they contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and disease-fighting components. Most of these benefits are a result of the large amount of beta-carotene found in sweet potatoes, which helps ward off free radicals that cause chronic diseases. This important antioxidant also helps to support the immune system and reduce inflammation.
And when it comes to carbohydrates, sweet potatoes provide a healthy dose of those as well. What? Carbohydrates are healthy? Why, yes, it’s true! Carbs are an important part of a healthy diet – when they come in the form of real whole foods that is.
In fact, the Whole30 team has remarked in their book, “It Starts with Food,” that we shouldn’t be afraid to eat high-carbohydrate veggies like sweet potatoes, pumpkin, butternut squash, beets and parsnips. This is especially true for those of us who are active, and/or have high metabolisms.
Yet, even if you’re trying to lose weight, you shouldn’t be skipping out on enjoying modest portions of healthy carbohydrates either. Veggies like these are a much-needed fuel source that also provide a delicious dose of good nutrition!
So, there you have it … sweet potatoes are not only delicious, they’re an excellent way to add some nutrient-dense carbs to round out your diet, whether you’re following the Whole30 program or not. And this recipe for Roasted Herb Sweet Potato Bites is a guaranteed family pleaser!
Three cheers for an easy and tasty way to enjoy this nutritious and delicious orange veggie! Yum!