Sweet Potato Wedges

Recently I decided to make some changes to my diet and try new things such as juicing, eating mostly fruits & veggies…all that good stuff. I’m not interested in becoming a vegetarian (I love chicken way too much) but I wouldn’t mind losing a little extra around the mid-section. Last week I was determined to detox for a full week. Cold turkey, nothing but fruits, veggies and water. I started out good but unfortunately didn’t make it all 7 days (no surprise there). One good thing that came out of that experience was this recipe I found on jointhereboot.com. I’m proud to say that these have become my new favorite. I’ve made them 3 times in the past week…plus they’re on the menu for dinner tonight!

Sweet Potato Wedges



1 Sweet Potato * 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil * 1/2 tsp. Cumin * 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon * 1/4 tsp. Pepper   

1/2 tsp. Sea Salt (regular salt works fine too)  

*Preheat oven to 425 degrees

*Peel the sweet potato, cut it in half lengthwise and slice each halve into 4-5 wedges

*Put the wedges into a bowl and toss with the oil, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper

*Place wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

*Bake for about 30 minutes – the outside will be slightly brown with crispy edges

Bon Appétit!

BTW: You may have to adjust the ingredients a bit, depending on the amount of people you’re feeding.

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  1. May 18, 2015 / 1:35 am

    French fries have long had a bad reputation. It was a tasty and delicious indeed fit to eat while relaxing. However, if you consume too much, it's not a good thing. Here are 3 reasons why you should not eat fries.

    Saturated Fat

    Who can resist a hot dish of resep perkedel kentang french fries are served with mayonnaise or ketchup? But you know, in foods that are "good" that there are many bad fats or saturated fats. Indeed, anyway, not all types of fat is bad. There are also several types of fats that are good for health.

    But the type of saturated fat, fat in these foods, the main originator of cancer, diabetes, and heart, which is directly linked to clogged arteries. When you consume these fats, they make platelets in your blood stream.

    This makes platelets sticky bit later form clumps that are connected resep dimsum to the walls of the arteries that supply vital areas of your body with oxygen and nutrients. This small clumps make a wall plaque that will eventually lead to heart attack or stroke.

    Unlike the good fats, such as vegetable oils (including olive oil and sunflower), which actually has a protective effect on health.
    The damage done by saturated fats can be found in margarine, vegetable oils and partially hydrogenated everything.

    Saturated fats have also been shown to increase levels of bad cholesterol or low density lipoprotein. These fats also can resep sop buah stay in the body longer and improves blood circulation triglyceride lowering good cholesterol or high-density lipoprotein

    Bad Carbohydrates

    Starch in potatoes is composed of simple carbohydrates. Most fries made of white darikentang proved much easier to convert in the body in the form gula.Ketika your body needs carbohydrates in quick time, this sugar forced "absorb" in order to be used as energy.

    Otherwise, the sugar will be stored as cara membuat bubur ayam fat. Unless you consume before or after strenuous exercise, the sugar may be directly decomposed. But if you consume them in large quantities without great activity, will quickly convert carbohydrates into sugar high and causes increased insulin production in the body. If the supply insulan continue to soar, insulin resistance is also growing and the body of a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes.

    Trans fat

    Trans fats are fats derived from vegetable oils pemanasam. Just like saturated fat, trans fatty acids on the fries are also cara membuat klepon at high risk of causing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

    Trans fats act as carcinogens in the body. The fries were memilikitingkat high acrylamide, also claimed to be cancer-causing substances. Although there has been no conclusive results regarding the relationship between the children who frequently consumed French fries and cancer, but health experts recommend that they avoid these foods.

    Given that, every year of cancer in children continues to rise in the age of 3-5 years.

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