If you are looking for a super quick dinner and a sweet potato recipe look no further, you have definitely found the right recipe here. Make this a warm chicken salad even or use some baked sweet potatoes for an absolutely delish outcome. So good and full of flavours.
This is a delightful serving for three or four of your family members or friends, overwhelming your tasting buds with the sweetness of the potatoes with the gritty mushrooms & leaves. A true hearty dish.
A must-make recipe for any mushrooms and sweet potatoes lovers. The combination is absolutely superb and so moreish. It goes very well with children as it is slightly on the sweet side but extra healthy at the same time.
How to make this dish vegan?
Keep it vegan by simply choosing some tofu to accompany the sweet potatoes and the mushrooms instead of chicken. Beans or chickpeas are also a great option.
Benefits of sweet potato
Sweet potatoes have many beneficial qualities and can help you in many ways:
- Sweet potatoes are said to be high in carbohydrates which are really good if you are an active person. Carbs give you more energy as they contain starch (approx. 53%) and smaller sugar molecules such as glucose, fructose, maltose and sucrose (approx. 32%). This makes them very energy packed power meal.
- They are high in protein and fibre which is fantastic for body buliding and even growth and repair. personal trainers often notice that people focus on protein but tend leave out on fibre which is in fact quite important in your body. It is responsible for healthy digestion, burning fat and building muscle.
- anthocyanins present in (purple) sweet potatoes help with liver damge and recovery. Anthocyanins are said to have antioxidant properties meaning that they are good for overall health and can help keep those who are exposed to high pollution levels and even cigarette smoke, in better condition.
- Sweet potatoes contain 400% of your daily vitamin A consumption. This vitaimin A is converted from a provitamin called beta carotene. This provitamin also acts as an antioxidant, helping reduce the amount of 'free radicals' in our bodies and as a result, diminishing the chance of getting serious conditions such as heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease.
- There is even more that sweet potato can help you with! Improving skin health, controlling blood pressure, development and improving your metabolism are multiple other reasons why you may prefer to eat it as an alternative to other vegetables.
There is no reason to even think twice before chopping one or two into your meals. You can choose to use it as an alternative to normal potatoes as it is attributed to weight loss and is a favourite amongst athletes.
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• Sweet potatoes contain important nutrients that can be helpful to maintaining good health and to losing weight. They are considered as low GI food (low-glycemic index) meaning that there will be no spike in blood sugar levels. It contains a good amount of fibre which is also very important to any healthy diet.
• Sweet potatoes are still a starchy vegetable and are not so low in carbs (approximately 20 net carbs per medium potato). If you are into countings the carbs, you might look at only choosing them occasionally and not putting them on the plate every day. Truthfully, there are so many veggies to chose from and replace those every now and then.
Well, like everything else, what it is too much can become harmful. Sweet potatoes could potentially present some risks too. They're a high source of potassium, which means they may not be suitable for people who take beta-blockers. Everything in moderation I am sure it will be just fine.
Sweet potatoes are often regarded as being healthier than white potatoes, but realistically, both potato types can be highly nutritious. While regular and sweet potatoes are comparable calorie-wise, carbs content and protein. Sweet potatoes have higher vitamin A content while white or regular potatoes contain more potassium.
Sweet potatoes with mushrooms, green beans and green leaves
- chopping board
- wooden spoon
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 300 g mushrooms (10.58 oz)
- 300 g green beans (10.58 oz)
- 400 g spring greens (14.11 oz) collard * (see recipe notes)
- 1 tbps olive oil or coconut oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper or chilli flakes for extra spice
- Cut the sweet potatoes and the green beans into small chunks.
- Put the coconut oil along with the sweet potatoes and the green beans in a frying pan and cook covered for about 6 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Add the green leaves and let it cook for another 2 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Spring greens can be substituted with kale or spinach. They are as good.
- Sweet potatoes are such a nice alternative to the conventional potato but have fewer calories and personally, I think they are so much tastier.