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Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a regular in my house. They make the perfect side dish.

You can mash them, roast them, bake them and combine them with a variety of herbs or spices. Lately I’ve been on a sweet potato kick as you might notice from my recent recipe post for my Sweet Potato Macro Muffins. 

If you haven’t made these muffins yet, I encourage you to try them out asap. They were sooooo good!

This particular sweet potato dish is perfect with just about any meal. I love to make extra of this dish and serve it with eggs the next morning. Nothing like prepping one dish that can serve multi-purpose!

Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamin B6 and iron – all good things we need more of, especially the fiber. 

If you’re dealing with any digestive issues or constipation, I highly encourage you to start increasing your vegetable intake as well as getting in more water. I can’t tell you how many of my clients experience complete digestive relief by simply applying these 2 strategies. 

Water and veggies, who knew (and I say that sarcastically!)

If you’re wondering how much water you should be drinking, I like for my clients to aim for half their body weight in ounces. And if you workout regularly and sweat a lot, you’ll probably need a little more than that. 

So let’s get to this simple and delicious recipe. I definitely suggest you make extras – like a lot extra – because when it comes to eating healthy, preparation is key! I can’t tell you how many times having extra cooked veggies in my fridge saved me from gorging on well… not so good things! 

Mixed with eggs, topped on salads, enjoyed as a side – you’ll be grateful for having more of these roasted sweet potatoes in your fridge. 

Enjoy! 😉 

Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 medium sweet potatoes
  2. 1 tsp dried or fresh oregano
  3. 1 tsp dried or fresh rosemary
  4. 1 tsp fresh parsley
  5. 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  6. Sea salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Rinse and scrub sweet potatoes. Leave the skin on.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Chop sweet potato into 1-2 inch chunks. Place chunks onto baking sheet and add seasonings.
  3. Using your hands, gently mix the sweet potatoes to combine with the seasonings. Roast for
  4. approximately 40 minutes, or until you’ve reached your desired tenderness/crispness.
Notes
  1. * I like to roasted mine without oil. I find they don't get as soggy and have a much better texture.
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Spinach and Lentil Soup – a Delicious Meatless Meal

Lentil soup… a perfectly hearty, healthy and flavourful meal you can whip up for your family in no time.
 
I’m gonna say that this is probably THE BEST lentil soup I’ve ever made! It’s perfect for a chilly winter day and if you’ve got yourself a thermos, this is great heated up and enjoyed for lunch the following day at work. Nothing beats leftovers that you can reheat quickly and is healthy at the same time. 
 
Lentils are full of soluble and insoluble fiber, both which help keep you regular, assist in balancing blood sugar and lowering cholesterol.
 
Lentils are also full of B vitamins and protein, which are both energizing and fuelling for the body.
 
These little green gems will help fill you up, not fill you out!
 
Enjoy making this recipe and share with me how much you love it! 🙂
 
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Spinach and Lentil Soup
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 medium celery stalk, diced
  3. 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  4. 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  5. 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  6. Sea salt
  7. Freshly ground black pepper
  8. 1 quart low-sodium vegetable broth
  9. 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juices
  10. 1 1/4 cups green lentils (any colour will do except red), rinsed
  11. 1 bay leaf
  12. 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  13. 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  14. 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
  15. 1 large bunch spinach leaves
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the celery, carrot, and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Season with several generous pinches of salt and pepper.
  4. Add the broth, tomatoes with their juices, lentils, bay leaf, thyme and oregano, stir to combine. Cover and bring to a simmer, about 15 minutes.
  5. Once simmering, reduce the heat to low and continue simmering, covered, until the lentils and vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes more.
  6. Taste and season with more salt or pepper as needed, then stir in the vinegar.
  7. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. If you prefer a creamier texture, purée half of the soup in a blender or with a hand blender. ENJOY!!
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Health & Abundance,
Samantha 🙂

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