Potatoes can be a controversial item in the Paleo diet community. Obviously they grow naturally and have no other ingredients, but they also can be a bit high on the glycemic index and lead to the blood sugar spike that is typically avoided with the Paleo diet. But of all potatoes, the sweet potato seems to get the green light more than others. So if you include sweet potatoes within your Paleo food parameters, enjoy the simply spicy recipe below.
Simple Spicy Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Sweet potato (large, peeled and cubed)
- 1 tbs Coconut oil
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
Place peeled and cubed sweet potato in a pot with water. Bring to boil and cook until done. Err on the side of cooking too long and being “over done” as opposed to “under done”.
Pour sweet potatoes into a colander to drain the water.
Add coconut oil to now empty pot and heat over medium-low until melted.
Place sweet potatoes back into pot with coconut oil. Add cayenne pepper, paprika, and black pepper. Toss over low heat until the sweet potatoes are well coated with all other ingredients.
Remove from pot and serve warm. Goes great with bacon and eggs or just about any other protein source.
Photo credit: Gloria Cabada-Leman
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