Summer time means BBQ time and having a quick go-to recipe that is healthy, food safe and easy to prepare is key if you're pregnant, nursing or have kids.
momme meals' Summer Roasted Sweet Potatoes take less than five minutes of prep time (+25 minutes in the oven), can be eaten hot or cold, and are a perfectly safe food for parties held outdoors in the heat. Sweet potatoes offer a great nutritional boost, while eating them with the skin on helps add fiber to your diet. I love these for nursing moms because they're a delicious one-handed snack. Kids love them because they are sweet (without any added sugar) and easy to munch on. Most hubbys love them because they're baked in the oven and don't take up any valuable real estate on the grill.
Given them a try and see what you think.
4 medium-large sweet potatoes (washed)
2 teaspoons coconut oil (melted)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat your over to 350.
Thoroughly wash the sweet potatoes and cut each one in half, lengthwise.
In a small bowl combine the coconut oil, cinnamon and salt - stirring until fully mixed together. Using a pastry brush or your fingers, liberally cover all sides of the sweet potato with the coconut oil mixture.
On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, place the potatoes cut side down. Put the potatoes in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove the sheet from the oven and allow the sweet potatoes to cool for 10 minutes. Using a spatula, turn over the potatoes, cut in half, and place them on a plate for serving.
Alternative: Want to add a little sweet heat? Mix together 2 tablespoons of warm honey with 1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and rub it on the cut side of the potatoes before roasting.