Perfectly Baked Sweet Potatoes

Perfectly Baked Sweet Potatoes

Did you know that in addition to being a yummy side dish, sweet potatoes make an excellent snack? I’ve recently begun batch baking sweet potatoes to keep on hand in the fridge as an easy and delicious snack. These perfectly baked sweet potatoes are excellent to have on hand when I’m on the road all day, too. They are easy to nosh on and provide enough calories that I don’t feel like I have to snack non-stop while going down the road.

Sweet potatoes are a wonderful source of glucose for our bodies and definitely a “good carb”. When you are looking for high quality and nutritious fuel, sweet potatoes are an excellent answer. They help to support nearly every function for which the liver is responsible… wild! 

According to Anthony William in his latest book, Liver Rescue, “Sweet potatoes have phytochemical properties that calm heated, angry, stagnant, sluggish, and toxic livers and help prevent spasming. They also offer a range of hormone-balancing phytochemicals for the liver…”¹

If you are trying to incorporate more meal planning or meal prepping into your kitchen habits, I highly recommend using this recipe to batch cook some sweet potatoes for the week. You can always reheat them as snack, part of your main meal, or just enjoy them cold straight from the fridge!

This Perfectly Baked Sweet Potato recipe works with all sweet potatoes: white sweet potatoes, purple sweet potatoes, garnet yams, or jewel yams! Purple sweet potatoes seem to be my favorite 😉 

If you enjoy this recipe, please check out some of my other real food recipes!

Perfectly Baked Sweet Potatoes

Perfectly Baked Sweet Potatoes

(AIP, Paleo, FODMAP, Whole30, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

Prep time: 5 minutes          Cook time: 1 hour

Serves: 1-4

Ingredients

  • 1-4 large Sweet Potatoes

*you can do this with one potato or as many as will comfortably fit in your baking dish

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F with the rack positioned in the center of the oven
  • Line a baking sheet or large baking dish with parchment paper. Make sure that the dish you use is large enough that the potatoes won’t be touching.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes then pat them dry with a towel
  • Prick each sweet potato with fork tines, get a few pricks on each side. This will allow the steam to escape from inside of the skin.
  • Place the potatoes on the parchment paper in your baking dish and bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 375F
  • After about 30 minutes, rotate the potatoes so that the side that was touching the pan is now facing up
  • Bake for another 30 minutes, or until a fork easily pierces the skin and flesh
  • If you are not serving these immediately, allow the potatoes to cool and then slice them into portions of your choosing with a sharp knife
  • Store in a container in the fridge and nosh on them as hunger strikes!

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, I love hearing from you! Spread the Love and share this recipe with someone!

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Disclaimer: The information in this post is not intended as medical advice, or to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional. Marcelle encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research, and in partnership with your doctor, licensed dietitian, or nutritionist. The information provided in this post and the entire contents of www.marcellephene.com are based upon the opinions of Marcelle Phene and are for general educational purposes, and have not been reviewed nor approved by the FDA. You are solely responsible for your health care and activity choices.

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