Friday, August 31, 2012

Roasted Sweet Potato Coins

I have always been a big fan of sweet potatoes (yams). They are a great source of the antioxidant vitamin C which helps protect the body from free radicals and helps the immune system. They are also a great source of fiber, which fills you up without adding fat. Yams' complex carbohydrates are broken down into sugars, released and absorbed into the bloodstream at a gradual rate, keeping you satisfied longer, and they are very low in calories too.

You can eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I chose to have them for breakfast and pair them with scrambled egg whites with spicy pico de gallo. (pictured above)

1 medium sized sweet potato (yam)
1/4tsp cumin
1/4tsp black pepper
1/4tsp kosher salt
1/3 T olive oil


Preheat oven to 365 degrees. Cut sweet potato in slices. Make sure the slices are approximately the same size so they cook evenly together.

Mix sweet potato slices and all other ingredients in a bowl.

Place slices on baking pan (not on top of each other) and bake for approx. 20 mins, turning them over half way.

Makes 2 servings.

ENJOY! :-)

Nutrition Facts:
1 serving: 77 calories, 13g carbs, 3g fat, 1g protein

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