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Sweet Potatoes: The Root Vegetable of Fall

Fall brings an abundance of change. Crisp air and vibrant leaves are refreshing after the heat of the summer months. One of our favorite aspects of fall is that it is an excellent time to eat sweet potatoes! This root vegetable is the perfect good-for-you comfort food. Rich with vitamin A, sweet potatoes are fantastic for maintaining a healthy immune system, healthy skin, and strong vision. Not to mention they are a low sodium, natural source of carbohydrates to keep you energized. Try this simple sweet potato fries recipe for a warm, delicious appetizer at your next get-together!                    

(Photo source: Ingredients:

  • 2 Large sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 420 degrees
  2. Peel the skin away from the sweet potatoes and cut them in half horizontally
  3. Slice the halves into thin wedges that resemble fries
  4. Combine the sweet potato wedges and olive oil in a large plastic baggie and shake until the wedges are fully lathered
  5. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly grease it
  6. Evenly distribute the wedges onto the baking sheet
  7. Sprinkle the wedges with salt (to taste)
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until wedges begin to brown

How are you using sweet potatoes this fall?

Posted by vivadmin at 9/28/2015 11:43:00 PM
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