Nourishing your body with fresh ingredients is extremely important and you simply can’t go wrong with the sweet potato. This super veg boasts a high vitamin content and never fails to impress with it’s meal versatility.
This root vegetable, is lower in starch than your regular potato and has more fibre and a lower carbohydrate content. If you aren’t using sweet potato yet, it is one ingredient you’ll want to be adding to your meals.
Although many people do avoid sweet potatoes because they simply do not know how to prepare them. But the sweet potato is extremely versatile and can be enjoyed in more ways than you think and supercharge any recipe.
4 ways to enjoy sweet potato
As fries: who doesn’t love hot chips? Although as delicious as hot chips are, they should only really be enjoyed as a treat. But if that just won’t do, why not try sweet potato French fries? Super easy and simple to prepare, and they pair perfectly well with crumbed fish or grilled meat.
Stuffed: yes, you can stuff a sweet potato! It’s time to kick your sandwich goodbye and say hello to stand and stuff sweet potatoes. No peeling required, you can simply bake the whole sweet potato. The hardest decision you need to make is your filling for your sweet potato.
Blended: sweet potatoes are fantastic to be blended into purees, stirred through pastas, and combined into savoury muffins. They are also a great binding ingredient, which is why you should try making sweet potato nuggets. Yes, nuggets! These nuggets are an easy snack idea or a delicious appetiser for your guests to enjoy. Plus the kids will love them.
In ice cream: we all scream for ice-cream! As the weather warms, we go searching for cool treats to relieve us from the heat. Ice cream is a real winner on scorching summer days. Now this might be a surprise to some, but you can add sweet potato to ice cream. Yes it can be done! Sweet potato gives ice cream a lovely smooth texture plus a gorgeous and fresh orange colour.
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