Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene (their bright orange color is a dead giveaway). Your body converts beta-carotene to vitamin A, a nutrient that helps to continually generate new, healthy skin cells as per the National Library of Medicine. I enjoy them in many forms, but there is something about cold weather and a hot ovens that makes this recipe one of my favorite.
Ingredients: 4 small sweet potatoes peeled and cut into wedges, 5 springs of fresh oregano, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds, 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Heat oven to 450 F. On a Baking sheet combine sweet potatoes, oregano, salt and half oil.
- Roast for 40 minutes. FLIPPING at 20 min (or they'll burn).
- Roast pumpkin seeds in a large frying pan on your stove top, add lemon juice and reminding oil. Medium Heat. Stir well till aromas tell you it's time.
- Add the sweet potatoes wedges to your pan and toss well.