The warm flavors found in my roasted curry sweet potatoes are enough to make anyone smile!

 

Roasted Curry Sweet Potatoes

Allow me to introduce you to the sweet potato!  Now, I know you all have heard of it.  A large, starchy orange (sometimes other colored) vegetable! 

Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index score. This makes them slower to digest.  They also contain more vitamins and antioxidants than the white potato.  

For the Trim Healthy Mama, a sweet potato would be an E fuel simply because it has approximately 23 net carbs for 1 cup of cubed sweet potatoes.  Sometimes I get stuck in an S fuel rut, so having a small to medium sweet potato every so often helps to shake things up a bit!

 

Roasted Curry Sweet Potatoes (THM-E, Low Fat)

 

 

But How Many Of You Actually Love Sweet Potatoes?

Growing up I did not eat sweet potatoes at all.  My mom would make sweet potatoes with marshmallows melted on top.  Even with the sweet marshmallows, I did not care for it.  

As I got older and started baking myself, I found that I really enjoy fresh sweet potatoes (unlike the canned ones).  I often shred them and make hashbrowns to eat with my dippy eggs.  Yes, that would be a crossover for us Trim Healthy Mama’s, but I believe in tricking our bodies every once in a while.  Sometimes having a good crossover will allow weight loss if there’s been a stall.

 

Roasted Curry Sweet Potatoes (THM-E, Low Fat)

 

 

So What Is Curry Anyhow?

I admit right off the bat that I’m not very familiar with Indian cuisine, yet somehow I discovered curry powder years ago and love it. 

Curry is one of the ingredients you’ll find in alot of Indian recipes.  It has such a unique flavor…hard to describe, but it adds a delicious twist when cooking with it.  

Curry powder is usually a mixture of turmeric, chili powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground ginger and pepper.  So there you have it…the ingredients you would find in curry powder!

 

Roasted Curry Sweet Potatoes (THM-E, Low Fat)

 

 

Curry Powder Benefits

One of the main ingredients in curry powder is turmeric.  Many people take turmeric capsules to help with cholesterol levels, keep inflammation down, joint pain, etc.  If you don’t know the in’s and out’s on this powerful spice, let me leave a link right here to learn all about it >>> turmeric health benefits

I personally take a turmeric capsule daily just to gain the great benefits of it.  Here’s the one I choose to take >>> Sports Research Turmeric Curcumin 

 

Sweet Potato Chips

 Need something crunchy once in a while?  If you don’t have weight to lose, fried sweet potatoes (in coconut oil) would be an acceptable crossover.  Sweet potato is an E food and oil (for frying) is an S.  A tsp of oil is the acceptable limit for an E…therefore, fried sweet potato chips would be a crossover.

Speaking of crossovers, my slow cooker sweet curry chicken is an S, but would go very well with the curry theme dinner!  

Still trying to lose weight?  You may need to stick to a sweet potato without frying in oil for your E meal.

 

Roasted Curry Sweet Potatoes (THM-E, Low Fat)

 

 

What Can I Top My Sweet Potato With?

You may wonder “well, what can i put on my sweet potato then?”.  I totally get it.  I love butter on potatoes.  Here are a few options you could use on your sweet potato to step up this already yummy vegetable without adding extra fat: 

  • Chili
  • nonfat Greek yogurt
  • cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon MCT oil, salt/pepper
  • shredded chicken and salsa
  • laughing cow cheese

  

Roasted Curry Sweet Potatoes (THM-E, Low Fat)

 

 

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Yields 1 medium sweet potato

Roasted Curry Sweet Potatoes (THM-E, Low Fat)

Warm spices mixed with sweet potato rounds just makes the perfect E side dish!

7 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into rounds (peel if desired)
  • 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place sweet potato rounds on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Lightly spritz the potatoes with olive oil spray.
  4. Mix the spices together and sprinkle on both sides of potatoes.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, turn over each potato round and bake for another 5-10 minutes, depending on how crispy you prefer the edges.

Notes

The size of my sweet potato would be considered medium I believe. That being said, I would be ok eating the whole thing since it's not very big at all.

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