Since I ever ate my first sweet potato (not to be confused with its brother the yam), I’m hooked on this wonderfully sweet and versatile vegetable, that is not only beneficial for my health, but also benefits my skin!

One of my favorite sweet potato recipes? Salty sweet potato ‘fries’. Definitely with lots of cinnamon.

Health and beauty benefits of sweet potato

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]weet potato is a root vegetable that is only distantly related to the white potato. Reasons to choose sweet potato over potato:

sweet potato contains

  • more fiber than white potato;
  • a whole lot more vitamin A than white potato;
  • more vitamin C (beneficial for your immune system) than white potato;
  • more calcium (beneficial for your bones) than white potato;
  • manganese (beneficial for your metabolism), white potato doesn’t;
  • a lot fewer calories than a white potato.
  • Sweet potato: nightshade-free

Last but not least, sweet potato is not a nightshade vegetable, while a white potato is. Eliminating nightshades from the diet can help alleviate mental, physical and emotional complaints in certain segments of the population.

You do understand now that I very much like the sweet potato; not only because of its taste, but also because of its health and beauty benefits!

Sweet potato breakfast &  chai muffins

How I incorporate sweet potato into my diet? Thanks to a tip by our guest blogger and model Emma, I regularly have it cooked and buttered with almond butter (Emma used peanut butter; use whatever nut butter you like!) for breakfast. Another option is to use sweet potato as an ingredient for

Easy Reipe: Salty Cinnamon Sweet Potato 'Fries'
Serves 2
A gluten free lunch or diner dish, full of healthy, beautifying betacaroteens.
Prep Time
11 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
19 min
Prep Time
11 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
19 min
302 calories
59 g
0 g
7 g
4 g
6 g
278 g
1323 g
11 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302
Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1323mg
Total Carbohydrates 59g
Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4 sweet potatoes (medium size)
  2. 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  3. 1 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
  4. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  5. 2 hands pecan nuts
  1. Remove the skin from the sweet potatoes.
  2. Use a food processor to cut the sweet potatoes in 'fries', or cut the sweet potato in 'fries' by hand.
  3. Boil the 'fries' in a sauce pan for about 3 minutes or until slightly tender (test with a fork).
  4. Sieve the 'fries' and slide the fries into a bowl.
  5. Add the sea salt and cinnamon and stir well.
  6. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan.
  7. Add the sweet potato 'fries' and stir-fry them for 2-3 minutes or until they start to tan.
  8. Slide your 'fries' an a plate and top with pecans.
  9. Serve with your favorite vegetables (I would go for carrot!).
  1. I've put fries in '', as stir-frying doesn't give that crunch that real fries have. In this case, 'fries' says more about the shape than about the crunchiness of this recipe.
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Over auteur

Hoi! Ik ben Angela; meisje-van-30-en-nog-iets, vrouw van, mama van een dreumesjongen en een nu ECHTE #fitchick. Model, diginerd, foto- & filmhobbyist. Van origine MSc in Communicatie gespecialiseerd in gezondheidsvoorlichting.

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