Sweet potato: 2 words that are like music to our ears! If you haven’t noticed we are kind of (completely) in love (slash obsessed) with this veggie. It has got to be one of the most versatile, delicious (and nutritious) vegetables on the market.
Say what?! Sweet potato is good for us…and it tastes amazing? Yep! That’s right!
The ole sweet potato is a complex carb – generally meaning that they take a while to digest (keeping us fuller for longer), slowly releasing its natural sugars into our bodies. This helps to balance our energy, resist fatigue and weight gain…and they are full of nutrients our body needs, like…
vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, iron, magnesium AND potassium!
Meaning that this ugly veggie helps to prevent heart attacks, boosts our immunity (especially good for the winter season), raises our energy levels, improves our mood, helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, supports the thyroid gland, assists red and white blood cell production, resists stress AND (yes there’s more) assists in muscle recovery…is there anything this vegetable doesn’t do?
Well it doesn’t peel itself unfortunately…but we can deal with that because it tastes just so darn good!
Have you tried our chips, pancakes or nachos? Well they all feature the wonderful sweet potato and here’s a brand new recipe full of…well…sweet potato! Paleo jacket sweet potatoes + savoury mince… absolutely DELISH!
Emma + Carla
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed
- 1 brown onion chopped
- 5 rashers of bacon diced
- 500g of minced chicken breast
- 1 green capsicum chopped
- 3 tomatoes chopped
- 1 tbs. ground paprika
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 fresh chilli chopped
- 1 mashed avocado
- 1 iceberg lettuce shredded
- coconut oil for the pan
- salt and pepper to season
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius.
- Pierce the washed and scrubbed sweet potatoes with a fork.
- Wrap them in foil and place on a baking tray and into the oven for an hour.
- Meanwhile, heat your coconut oil in a high saucepan.
- Place the chopped onion and bacon in the saucepan and allow the onion to sauté and the bacon to crisp.
- Add the mince and cook for a further 5-7 minutes, breaking up the mince with a large mixing spoon.
- Add your paprika, oregano and fresh chilli and cook for a further 2-3 minutes (the flavours will smell delish!)
- Add the capsicum and tomatoes and stir well.
- Turn heat right down to low and allow to keep warm until the potatoes are complete.
- To check if the potatoes are cooked, open up the foil and prick with a skewer, if it slides in easily, the sweet potaotes are cooked.
- To serve: place a bed of iceberg lettuce in a bowl, top with a sweet potato (cut a cross into the top to allow the heat to escape a little and a spot for your mince).
- Add a large spoonful of savoury mince and scoop of avocado.
- Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!