Potassium is an electrolyte, meaning that it works to conduct electrical charges in our bodies. It is also very important when it comes to increasing bone formation and mineral density, and therefore important when it comes to the prevention of osteoporosis too.
While many fruits and vegetables contain significant quantities of potassium, some stand out from the crowd. A medium-sized sweet potato contains more of this mineral than a banana, while packing a powerful antioxidant punch, as it is also loaded with beta-carotene. An avocado, meanwhile, contains almost twice that amount of potassium! Believe it or not, yogurt is rich in potassium as well, and contains calcium, another major component in keeping bones strong.
Want to get a serving of all 3 of these ingredients in 1 dish? Try these baked sweet potato fries, alongside a creamy avocado dipping sauce!
Baked Sweet Potato Fries With Cumin-Avocado Cream
INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)
For the fries:
- 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, cleaned and sliced into small wedges
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Pinch of salt and pepper
For the cream:
- ½ ripe avocado
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon milk (or nut milk)
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake the sweet potatoes for approximately 30-40 minutes, turning once, until cooked through and the edges are crisp.
- Meanwhile, make the cream. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, until smooth.
- Serve the fries hot or at room temperature with the sauce on the side.
Have you tried baked sweet potato fries as a substitute to regular fries?