Sweet potatoes are my love language. Like, I cannot properly express in words how much I adore them. They are the single most missed item on my plate when we’re sticking to the GAPS diet, but since we’re not right now, I made this lovely roasted sweet potato recipe.
I hate that sweet potatoes are not allowed on GAPS because they can feed yeast and other baddies due to their starch content, but if you’ve got good gut health, enjoy away, because sweet potatoes are actually super healthy.
Sweet potatoes are a good source of:
- beta carotene (vitamin A)
- vitamin C
- vitamins B1, 6, and 2
- fiber & more!
I’ve told you about how I’ve struggled with adrenal health, and everything I’ve done to recover. Part of supporting the adrenals is eating a sufficient amount of carbohydrates, especially for women, whose carb needs are higher than men’s, particularly in childbearing years and especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
When I don’t eat enough carbs, I get sluggish, tired, and cranky. For me, plenty of good carbs are a must, and since I eat a mostly grain-free diet, I have to look to veggies to meet my carb quota. (If you want to read more about the science behind how low carb you should really go, read my post Low Carb? How to Know if You’ve Gone Too Far.)
White potatoes tend to make me feel bloated and gross, so I limit how much I eat them, which leaves my beloved sweet potatoes. Not only do I intuitively know I need them, I crave them. If I don’t have several servings a week, I get to jonesing. Likewise, I feel my best when I’m eating several servings of sweet potatoes per week.
It’s not hard to find a good roasted sweet potato recipe because sweet potatoes are delicious however you roast them. I’ve roasted them for years with my choice of oil, a little real salt, and some spices, and they’re always good.
Recently, however, I created this amazing roasted sweet potato recipe. THE roasted sweet potato recipe. The one I now make several times a week and our whole family devours. Honestly, everyone loves them and there are never leftovers. Even if we’re stuffed, we fight over the last spoonful.
This recipe contains simple ingredients, but when combined, the flavors are incredible.
We’ve got sweet potatoes. Any kind will do. Heck, use yams if ya got ’em.
Plus a little avocado oil, one of my fave fats for cooking because of its versatility and ease of use. Try this one.
Pederson’s Natural Farms sugar-free uncured bacon, which I’ve been so thankful to find at my local big-box store!
And a little real salt (the only salt I use). Get it here.
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Bacon and Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Yield 4-6 servings
- 6 cups - peeled and diced sweet potatoes - (chop into 1
- 4 pieces - coarsely chopped bacon, raw
- 2 tbsp - avocado oil
- 1 tsp - dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp - Real Salt
- Preheat oven to 425*.
- Place sweet potatoes on a large, parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Drizzle with avocado oil.
- Sprinkle real salt and rosemary evenly over sweet potatoes.
- Top with bacon pieces.
- Place in preheated oven and roast for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool before serving.