January Winter Roasting – Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes!  They aren’t just for Thanksgiving – covered with brown sugar and marshmallows – anymore 🙂  Here are 3 reasons to eat sweet potatoes more often:

  1. They are a source of vitamin D, which effects are energy levels and moods as well as bone and heart health.  Normally people rely on sunshine to get vitamin D – but this time of year, especially in the Pacific Northwest where I live, there may be a shortage of sunshine.
  2. They are high in beta carotene and other powerful anti-oxidants that help ward of cancer and signs of aging
  3. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of iron

Roasted Sweet Potatoes


Ingredients and Nutritional Information:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • olive oil (in a spray bottle)
  • chilli powder (optional)



  1. Set oven to 350 degrees
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes
  3. Chop up the sweet potatoes into bite size pieces
  4. Spread the sweet potatoes bites into a glass, oven-safe baking dish
  5. Spritz with olive oil – about 10 times
  6. Sprinkle with chilli powder – stir for even coverage
  7. Roast in the over for 30-40 minutes;  check half way through and stir as needed


  • While I don’t think chilli powder is too spicy and it works well with the sweetness of the sweet potato, but are worried it will be too hot, use another seasoning – like parsley or oregano.
  • Or try putting chilli powder on half the dish only to taste test the spicy vs. non-spicy – maybe the heat won’t be too bad.
  • If you have good knife skills, slice into longer wedges and enjoy some sweet potato fries – yum!  You’ll want to flip them a few times during to ensure even cooking.

Question for you: Do you have a favorite Winter Roasting recipe you’d like to share?  Please post a comment and let me know and you can be a guest blogger!



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