My weekly grocery haul was done yesterday. I like to go on Monday or Tuesday mornings when the weekend rush has come and gone and the produce is fresh. Sweet potatoes found their way into my basket yesterday. Sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate meaning they’re rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and take longer for your body to digest. Complex Carbs also keep your blood sugar stable and contribute to your body’s energy production.

After scrubbing and drying my sweet potatoes once all the unloading of the groceries was done, I decided I wanted to bake them. So, Turmeric Chili rubbed sweet potatoes it is!

What you’ll need for your healthy spice rubbed sweet potatoes:

3-4 sweet potatoes
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp sea salt
Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
coconut oil

I started by preheating my oven to 450 degrees. Place all of the spices in a bowl and whisk them together to combine them.

Start by poking holes into your sweet potatoes, all over, on every side.

Once you’ve completed that, take about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in your hand and massage the oil into the potato

Next, sprinkle the spice rub on all sides of the potato and rub, rub, rub every single inch of the potato. Then, wrap the sweet potato into foil and continue the same process for the rest of your sweet potatoes.

Place them into the oven for at least 30 minutes up to an hour depending on the size of your potatoes. Rotate the sweet potatoes at a half way point.

You can check them by poking them with a knife. If your knife drives through and is removed easily, they’re done.

After 45 minutes, mine were done….

and were looking beautiful!

So delicious looking, I couldn’t wait to dig in!

I ended up filling my sweet potato with pan sauteed chicken and onions, a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast but you can fill your with whatever you’d like! Make it vegan and fill yours with tempeh or tofu.

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