The Sweet Potato Sweetness.
I grow up eating sweet potatoes. I remember how as kids my parents would encourage us to plant sweet potato at the backyard. OH, yes! Sweet potato is called jinwannú in the Igbo language (my language), and that literally translates as sweet yam. Technically though sweet potato isn’t really in the same botanical family as yams (I mean edible starchy yam tubers, the type we eat so frequently back home in Africa.) Even though by merely looking at sweet potato you could think that it belongs with the yam, and it does not belong to the (regular) potato family either. Sweet potato belongs to the bindweed family and in reality; sweet potato is a root vegetable.
Growing up I had many fun memories with sweet potatoes; I rarely remember my mother frying them. But on numerous occasion, my mom will either roast them, boil them, add them to beans porridge or just make sweet potato porridge (like am about to make now.) I particularly love that this food is naturally delicious by itself, it does not require so many ingredients or spices to make it taste good; it looks good on the outside and tastes even better in the inside. (What an excellent quality to have.)
How to sweet potato slay.
In other to slay-age this spectacular dish you will need among other things sweet potatoes (no substitution). A cup of sweet potato with the skin has about 950mg of potassium, more than can ever be found in a banana even though bananas are regarded as potassium powerhouse. Click To Tweet And just in case if you are wondering, potassium helps the body to take care of excess sodium and also lowers high blood pressure. In other words, sweet potato has tons of antioxidants; it has high-quality fiber, vitamins A and C, manganese, vitamin B6 plus other minerals and compounds.
#Noteworthy: sweet potatoes are low in calories, one medium size is only a little over 100 calories, 103 precisely and they are packed with superior-quality nutrients.
Apart from sweet potatoes, you would also need spinach for this dish. In the world over spinach is generally known as a powerhouse because it protects the brain, the eyes, the bone, and the heart. OH, and, which means spinach can quickly improve your overall health. In other words, you really need to incorporate spinach in your dishes. By all means, you cannot go wrong by adding them to this dish. Spinach belongs to the same family as beets, and quinoa; this category of foods are said to have the capacity to reduce inflammation as well protect your body against free radicals. Click To Tweet
Squared up and ready to shine.
I love cutting these goodies in squares; you wouldn’t even notice these by the time they are cooked. Plus it looks gorgeous in squares too! In addition to how they look to the eyes, cutting sweet potatoes at (almost) equal sizes allow for even cooking.
And serve it up like so:
OH, snap! Sooooo good! While I finish up with this, go make some.
This dish go by so fast in my household. I love that my kids love it!
Now if you are ready, let’s get cooking.