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Yum! Sweet Potato Snack
Thursday, April 17, 2008 | Time: 5:31 AM


A quick, healthy snack! Sweet potatoes have all kinds of goodness in them - including protein and vitamin C! An easy, quick, healthy meal - cook a sweet potato in the microwave till soft (in a paper/towel), add 1/4-1/2 a can of black beans, top with cheddar cheese (or cheese substitute if you are vegan). Given the time and inclination, you can of course bake the potato in the oven or roast it under some coals in a campfire... I used to eat this quite often while in college, poor, and vegetarian :) Delicious and healthy!

I quite like sweet potato 'fries' as a snack, or as a side with a meal like roast chicken or baked fish, etc. Would be a nice bento food because I think they're good room temperature too.
But don't forget to peel the skin, personally I find its too bitter with the skin on once its baked.

Ingredients:
sweet potato
salt, pepper
olive oil
oregano
minced garlic

Peel and cut sweet potato into nice long strips, almost an inch thick. Toss them in olive oil with salt, pepper, and some dried herbs like oregano. Spread in one layer across a baking sheet or foil. Bake at 400 F (200 C) for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. When they look ready, I add a little minced garlic, then bake for another 2 minutes. Serve them nice and hot!
For a slightly quicker bake, you can just use a mixed pepper spice if you have it - I have some fajita seasoning that includes black pepper, garlic, onion powder and some other stuff. You could really go crazy with the spices, maybe some chili powder and serve with sour cream - the spicyness with the cream really sets off the sweetness of the potato.




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