Has anyone else realized that summer really isn’t that far away? This is scary, considering I have been working on my winter body and not my summer body for months 😉 So in the past few weeks, I really decided to kick it into gear and start making some healthy changes. First and foremost, my diet needs to be cleaned up. I have been eating whatever I want, and it is catching up with me. Maybe it is because I am getting dangerously close to turning 30, but my body just can’t handle an entire frozen pizza like it used to.
One of the biggest challenges I find myself facing when it comes to eating better is making sure my children get enough to eat. They are picky eaters, so while I always let them try what I make, most of the time brussel sprouts and quinoa just don’t go over well. So while it isn’t my favorite option, I have decided to start prepping food for myself and serving the same main course but furnishing my foods differently. And that, my friends, is where these savory roasted sweet potatoes come in.
I have never been a huge fan of sweet potatoes. They are just too, well…sweet for me. But adding savory spices tamed down the sweetness of these potatoes, and they can be used in so many ways. I love them with breakfast sausage and a fried egg, or served with barbeque chicken. I even subbed out a tortilla and added taco meat and corn to make a ‘burrito bowl’, and it was delicious! With so many options, these savory roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect item to prep ahead and add to any of your dishes throughout the week!
Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon rosemary
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Dice sweet potatoes into tiny pieces
- In a large bowl, coat sweet potatoes in olive oil
- Stir in rosemary, garlic powder, and salt and pepper
- Place sweet potatoes on a roasting pan lined with tinfoil
- Bake for 30 minutes
It is important to keep an eye on them as they near the end of baking. The smaller you dice them, the more easily they may burn so be sure not to over bake!