The gloriously vibrant colour of baked sweet potatoes not only mimics the harvest hues but is a surefire indication they are dense with antioxidants. While this might make you feel virtuous, it is really their earthy satisfying taste that makes them most worthwhile. A kick of heat from paprika and sprinkling of fresh basil livens them up even more.
Sweet potatoes are a staple in paleo diet. They are packed with nutrients and can serve as a side for so many healthy, low carb dishes. I use them in their mashed form as a side for my Beef Bourguignon recipe. You can also bake them into an appetizer , use them in a salad, or incorporate into your breakfast. Sweet potatoes offer limitless possibilities, and if you find the flavor to be overwhelmingly sweet for your taste, there are different sweet potato varieties that you may explore that are less sweet: 5 Special Kinds Of Sweet Potatoes, And How To Eat Them.
If not being served right away, baked potatoes can be left at room temperature for a couple of hours; or refrigerate them, covered, for up to 2 days. Warm in the microwave or an oven dish.
I hope you enjoy this Basil & Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe. How do you use sweet potatoes? Please share your low carb, healthy sweet potato recipes and suggestions in the REVIEW section below.