It’s that time of year again where we all make a resolution to eat healthier and lose more weight. If you’re anything like me, you probably have at least a few resolutions from last year that are long forgotten. But here’s one that everyone can relate to eating healthier is so much easier when there are snacks that are just as fun as the rest of your meal.
These crispy sweet potato wedges may be simple and basic, but they’re also super healthy for you. They’re satisfying on their own, but they also pack in plenty of vitamins and minerals from the sweet potatoes themselves. And since they only take 10 minutes to prepare, you can have these for breakfast, lunch or dinner anytime.
What You will Need to make Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Black pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup dried currants
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
- Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving if desired
- Pinch of paprika
- Pinch of cayenne
How to Make Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges ?
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
3. Generously drizzle olive oil and salt on the sweet potatoes.
4. Bake for about 15 minutes until the sweet potatoes are crisp and pale in color.
Best Way to Add A Crunch
As soon as you take these out of the oven, you can start to add your own crunch by adding broccoli, nuts or other vegetables you like. If you want to get more creative, you can even try adding some seeds or dried fruits. Once the sweet potatoes are done baking, it’s time to add your topping. You can use whatever you like—peanuts, cashews, seeds, dried fruits or vegetables. We love to use whatever is left in the bowl when we’re done baking. You can add your toppings at the same time as the sweet potatoes, or you can serve them on their own.
Best way to serve Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges
These have a lot going for them: they’re super healthy, they taste good and they’re fun to make. They’re a great addition to any lunchbox or school lunch box, and they make a great snack or party food. If you aren’t a sweet potato fan, you can always sub in another vegetable such as swiss chard or kohlrabi.
Bonus Idea: Try These with Baked Beans or Salad
If you’re into that, these also make the best baked potato bagels. If you’ve got a sweet potato-based baked bean recipe you love, try toasting the beans along with the sweet potatoes for a different taste sensation. We love to eat our baked beans with bread as opposed to a salad, and these sweet potato bagels make a great substitute for the first course at a party.
Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe
The best thing about these crispy sweet potato wedges is they only take 10 minutes to make, and they’re crazy delicious. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals from the sweet potato and they’re a perfect snack or appetizer. They’re also super nutritious and make a great addition to any health plan.
There you go 5 delicious ways to enjoy these crispy sweet potato wedges. They make for a great healthy snack or lunchbox item, or you can also add them to your dinner rotation and enjoy them for healthy dinner everyday.