Nutritional Nugget – S is for Sweet Potato


Sweet potatoes are often a favourite with children, as they have a bright orange colour and a soft gooey texture when baked or pureed. Weight for weight, they provide roughly the same amount of carbs as regular potatoes, but this sweet variety counts towards your five a day fruit and vegetables intake. They contain fibre, potassium and vitamin A.


Check out these 3 ways to enjoy sweet potato:


1. Crisp it. If you want a healthier version of potato chips, try this easy recipe.


2. Microwave it. Sweet potatoes cook quickly in the microwave – around 5 minutes, depending on the size. Remember to pierce it first.


3. Wedge it. Sweet potato wedges in their skins bring you all the fibre and vibrant colour, and are a healthy alternative to fries. Wash and cut a scrubbed sweet potato into wedges, drizzle with olive oil, add a little season and oven-bake till cooked. You can cut them into fun coin shapes instead of wedges for the kids if you prefer.


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