New Year, same sweet potato! This super food has been a staple of our diet for quite sometime now. They are delicious and packed full of vitamins and nutrients that can keep you healthy during the cold winter months. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin C, which can be helpful to ward off cold and flu viruses. Additionally, vitamin c is critical for collagen production which helps to maintain skin elasticity. Furthermore, sweet potatoes are full of vitamin D which helps to build healthy bones. Typically we get our vitamin D from adequate sunlight, however, during these cold and dark winter months it is important to increase our vitamin D intake. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to seasonal affective disorder, which can be treated with adequate vitamin D intake from healthy sources like sweet potatoes! Try this easy, simple, and paleo friendly recipe as a staple in your winter diet.
- 1 Sweet Potato
- 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- Vanilla extract to taste
- Ground Cinnamon to taste
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil
- Peel and dice the sweet potato into bit size pieces, about 1/2" cubes.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the coconut oil.
- When the oil is hot, add the potatoes. Stir to coat all of the pieces with the coconut oil.
- When the potatoes begin to soften, add the parsley, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
- Mix well.
- Cook the potatoes, stirring occasionally, for about 10-20 minutes.
- Keep an eye on them so they don't burn, but make sure they get nice and crispy.
- Once potatoes are almost done, add vanilla extract to taste.
- Remove from heat when they are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
- Serve warm. Store leftovers in the fridge for a week. Can be reheated in a skillet to crisp them back up.