All too often I stress about the main dish of a meal without giving too much thought to a side dish. That is I focus on the protein instead of a vegetable. But aren’t veggies the most important part of a Paleo plate? After all we should eat a generous amount of vegetables at every meal, piling them on the majority of the plate. I love vegetables but a whole plate full seems like something out of a kindergarten nightmare.
One way I’ve gotten around eating a plate full of lukewarm broccoli is learning how to properly cook my vegetables, and then trying something new! I’ve covered how to roast vegetables (my personal favorite way to cook veggies) once or twice on this blog. But what about when you want to kick things up a notch? Make way for honey roasted sweet potatoes! These potatoes are tossed in honey and cinnamon, instead of oil and garlic, to give them slightly sweet flavor that is sure to make your tastebuds dance. Don’t have sweet potatoes on hand? This recipe would also work well with roasted carrots.
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Peel and coin the sweet potatoes
- In a large plastic bag, combine all ingredients and toss to coat
- Place the potatoes on a lined baking sheet
- Roast for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through