Sweet Potatoes are a beautiful thing.....so gorgeous in color and amazingly nutritious. That is why it is a staple in my daughter Chelsea's diet. We make these for her every week. She incorporates them into her lunch everyday. You can find all that info at "Chelsea's Power Plate" in my recipe box. They do make a great side dish next to any chicken, beef or pork dinner. They are naturally sweet, but adding a bit of spice and flavor takes them over the top. You can use as much or as little spice as you like.
It's a healthier way to enjoy a sweet potato. We all love them smothered in brown sugar, honey and butter, but can't always have it that way. I also make these a lot for my grandson, Joey. He is now almost "1" year old......how did that happen?? He has graduated from being spoon fed to finger food. So without the spices they are the perfect finger food for babies. Just cube them and bake them plain.
SPICED UP SWEET POTATOES
4 OR 5 SWEET POTATOES OLIVE OIL KOSHER SALT PEPPER CINNAMON CHILI POWDER CHIPOTLE POWDER
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. All you need to do you for this one is peel the potatoes and cube them. I usually like to line a cookie sheet with with foil so there is no clean up as well. Drizzle generously with olive oil and sprinkle a good coating of all the spices listed. There are no exact measurements with this. It all depends on your taste. So give it a good coat the first time you make it and adjust with more or less next time. After you get it all on, toss it all with your hands to coat it all evenly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Then turn the oven to broil to get that bit of crispiness. Just watch them and turn or toss once or twice to crisp all sides. This usually takes about 15 minutes but again it is all up to you. If your like me....I like them almost burnt.........ENJOY!!! Doesn't Chelsea's lunch look amazing!!!!