Crispy Sweet Potato Rounds
All it takes is a sheet pan and a hot oven to turn sweet potato slices into crispy-creamy rounds of deliciousness. These couldn't be any easier to make or love. Just slice your sweet potatoes (peeled or unpeeled), brush with oil, season, and roast. This simple side will become a staple on your thyroid-healthy menu.
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If you're inspired to jazz these up with some spices (in accordance with your current dietary plan), please do! When I posted these on Instagram and Facebook, readers shared their own customized versions, like a sprinkle of cinnamon or a shortened cooking time in the air fryer. I've done these so many different ways depending on my mood, maybe with a dusting of seasoned salt, chili powder, cumin, or even smoked paprika.
At our family table, we usually enjoy them alongside Deluxe Burger Salad. The 'Special Sauce' that's included in that recipe is amazing for dipping these into, but honestly, plain is delicious as well.
This would work for any variety of sweet potato, but I recommend the orange-fleshed ones like garnet or jewel yams.
Serve these with: Deluxe Burger Salad with Special Sauce
- Sweet potatoes are loaded with complex carbohydrates that can help fill you up and stabilize blood sugar levels. They’re also a rich source of thyroid- and immune-supportive antioxidants beta carotene and vitamin C, as well as the minerals copper and manganese. In addition, sweet potatoes support gut health with prebiotic fiber, and are also considered anti-inflammatory.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil is considered one of the world’s healthiest fats. Some of its many scientifically-proven health benefits include anti-inflammatory properties, high antioxidants, and reduced risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.
- According to Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, extra virgin olive oil is safer for high-heat cooking than previously thought, due to it's high content of anti-oxidants.
Happy cooking, happy thriving, and enjoy the recipe (below)!
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- Mashed Winter Squash - 3 Ways
- The Ultimate Gluten and Dairy-free Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
- Crispy Grill Fries
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