The Bay Area this past week has been positively splendid and I find myself craving spring. Even though I wouldn’t mind fresh strawberries and cherries on a cloudless day like this one, I can’t bid farewell to this season without an ode to a winter favorite: the sweet potato.
This dish offers a good balance of nutrient-dense carbohydrates and satiating protein–easy to prep ahead and have waiting for you after a long day on the go.
Carotenoid pigments can be thanked for giving sweet potatoes their gorgeous hue. Beta carotene is a standout in these tubers, a powerful antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A, supportive of vision and the immune system. Additionally, because of their high fiber content, they have shown potential to manage blood sugar which creates even-keeled energy. A veggie that tastes like dessert but minus the spikes and crashes in energy.