Easy Sweet Potato Recipe – Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Easy Sweet Potato Recipe – Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Looking for a quick addition to your weekday lunches – this easy sweet potato recipe is perfect and can be made in advance.

Simple Lunch Recipes

I have found that if I don’t have some sort of plan for lunch during the week, then I find myself standing in front of the fridge way past noon, insanely hungry and grabbing the quickest thing I can find.

We’ve been putting together some easy recipes that can be meal prepped in advance to help solve our lunch dilemma.

This Easy Sweet Potato recipe is our newest weekday lunch obsession. We made a batch on Monday and enjoy all week long.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes 

Great Source of Vitamin A and C

As their rich orange color suggests, sweet potatoes are a great source of Beta-Carotene, which our body converts into Vitamin A. We need Vitamin A to maintain healthy skin, vision and organ function. 

Vitamin C is crucial for immune function and antioxidant properties. 

Good Source of Fiber

A cup of sweet potatoes contains about 6 grams of fiber, which is essential for digestion and may also assist in lowering cholesterol, maintain blood sugar levels and helping you feel full longer. 

Find out why dietary fiber is so important here – The #1 Thing Missing from Your Diet

Blood Pressure Regulation 

When you eat both the inside and skin of sweet potatoes, you are getting more potassium than two medium bananas. Potassium can help regular blood pressure by helping regulate sodium and excess fluid in our body.

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Easy Sweet Potato Recipe

You can easily switch up the spices and seasonings used in this recipe to your liking.

Easy Sweet Potato Recipe

An easy sweet potato recipe that is perfect for meal prepping to use for fast weekday lunches or meatless dinner side dishes.

Author Brynn McDowell, RDN at The Domestic Dietitian
  • 2 pound sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

  • Wash sweet potatoes and cut into one inch cubes. Note – the more uniform the pieces the more evenly they will cook

  • Add cut sweet potato to large bowl, drizzle with olive oil and add garlic, onion, basil, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine

  • Spread sweet potatoes into large baking dish place in oven for 45 minutes, switch halfway through

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Last modified: October 28, 2022

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