Simple Sweet Potato Wedges with Paprika to help ward of colds and flu in Snowy weather...

Tuesday, January 22

With the weather being like this outside, after coming from 30 + degrees celsius in Africa in the last week...all I have felt like is warm comforting food.  

Pretty Snowy Pics taken by Pete

Having also come from 3 course meals twice a day on honeymoon, I've needed to get back onto the healthy wagon.  These sweet potato wedges are a perfect mix of both. Taste amazing, and packed with goodness too. 


3-4 Sweet Potatoes
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1tsp Paprika

Place your oven on 180' (fan).
Slice the potatoes into wedges, skins left on.
Place the olive oil and paprika in a bowl and stir together.
Dip each sliced side of the sweet potato into the olive oil and paprika mix and then place in roasting pan.
Roast for 30-35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are cooked through.


And if you are wondering how something so delicious could possibly also be good for you?

Sweet Potatoes make up one of your coveted '5 a day' for fruit and veg, and normal potatoes don't.

Tonia Reinhard in her book Superfoods says:

The two high level of two important antioxidants, beta carotene and vitamin C, make sweet potato potentially effective in preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer.

What's in a Cup (200g) Cooked Sweet Potato

Calories: 180 (756kj)
Protein: 4g
Total Fat: 0.3g
Saturated Fat: 0.1g
Carbohydrates: 41.4g
Fiber: 6.6g

Margaret Roberts, in her book Healing Foods, says that Paprika:

High in Vitamin C, A and E, it boosts the immune system to resist winter colds and flu.

So a pretty perfect dish for this time of year...


P.S, Have a read here of Valerie's account of the Bloggers meet up that I went to on Saturday:)

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