Make The Switch

Love Potatoes? Making the switch from ordinary white potatoes to sweet potatoes (kumera) is definitely a favourable move.

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A which is what gives our skin a healthy glow. Can help with acne and overall skin health and vitality, also plays a vital role in our immune system to fight of bacteria. Has a very good source of vitamin C and many other vitamins and minerals needed to assist in healthy body functioning.

Now we have know why we should be eating them, how do we cook them? Easy as you would normally enjoy potatoes. Boil, Roast, Bake or Mash. You can add to soups, salads, risottos, or my kids favourite make as chips. One of my favourites is baked, stuffed with delicious fillings.

 

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To make Sweet Potato Chips:

+Peel and slice sweet potatoes into thin or thick strips depending on how you like them.

+Toss with some olive oil, season with salt and pepper and some paprika (can omit paprika if you prefer)

+Line them out on a tray and bake in a hot oven 200’c for 20-30mins turning them half way through cooking. If you are making thicker you will need a longer cooking time 45-50mins.

 

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To make Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: 

+Prick sweet potatoes with a fork all over and place on a baking tray

+Bake in a hot oven 200’c for 1 hour

+With a knife slice open down the middle of the potato, add filling of choice such as chilli beans,savoury mince, coleslaw, avocado, cheese, natural yoghurt, coriander, kale to name a few.

 

 

 

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