Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fibre as well as containing an array of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, also being a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C. They’re high in an antioxidant known as beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A once consumed.
Studies have shown that sweet potatoes and purple sweet potatoes in particular, help us reduce the oxidation process, reducing the risk of cancer. The antioxidants are found in the peel of the sweet potatoes, so don’t peel them, simply scrub well before cooking.
They also help us promote a healthy digestive system being very high in fibres. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that moderate consumption of sweet potato and sweet potato leaves may improve blood sugar regulation in type 2 diabetes.
All in all, sweet potatoes are a great addition to a healthy diet. Due to their health benefits, we propose you a recipe with sweet potatoes:
Sweet Potato Kale Frittata
This recipe can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, being tasty and versatile.
6 large eggs
1 c. half-and-half
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 c. sweet potatoes
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 c. firmly packed chopped kale
1/2 small red onion
2 clove garlic
3 oz. goat cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients.
Sauté sweet potatoes in 1 tablespoon hot oil in a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden; remove and keep warm. Sauté kale and next 2 ingredients in remaining 1 tablespoon oil 3 to 4 minutes or until kale is wilted and tender; stir in potatoes.
- Pour egg mixture evenly over vegetables, and cook 3 more minutes.
- Sprinkle egg mixture with goat cheese.
- Bake at 350 degrees F 10 to 14 minutes or until set