Are you looking for a healthy side dish to enjoy on your off keto days? This recipe for honey garlic roasted sweet potatoes with walnuts and feta might just be one of my favorite sweet potato recipes.
An easy side dish that is packed full of flavor and health benefits, you really can’t go wrong with this recipe for your cyclical keto meal choices!
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Finding healthy sides can be difficult when you have committed to eating health. That's why this dish is such a great choice. This recipe pairs very well with main courses such as roast chicken, oven baked chicken breast, slow cooker turkey breast and just about anything else you make.
What is Needed to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes?
In order to make this delicious yet simple recipe, you only need the following tools and supplies:
- Ingredients (listed below)
- 9x13 Baking Dish (a baking sheet will work in a pinch)
- Sharp Knife
- Medium Size Mixing Bowl
- Aluminum Foil
I love a healthy, easy recipe that doesn't require too many things in order to put it together, don't you?
How to Make Honey Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Walnuts and Feta
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Score the cut side of each sweet potato half with a sharp knife.
In a mixing bowl, blend together the butter, garlic, honey and salt and pepper to taste. Spread the mixture over the sweet potatoes and place them into a 9x13 baking dish.
Cover with tin foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
Drizzle with additional honey, and sprinkle with feta, walnuts and parsley before serving.
Are Roasted Sweet Potatoes Keto Friendly?
Sweet potatoes are not a keto friendly food, however, they are great to make as a cyclical keto meal – meaning a once healthy meal for a higher carb rotational day. This is a savory side dish that is packed with nutrients and flavor.
Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy?
While higher in carbs, sweet potatoes are packed full of other health benefits. The orange flesh of this food is loaded with Vitamin A. As a matter of fact, a single sweet potato has almost an entire daily dose of it. Here are some of the other vitamins and minerals that you will find in this superfood:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
This one food can help you reach your daily values of some of these necessary nutrients.
Can You Eat Sweet Potato Skin?
You can eat the skin of your sweet potato if you choose to, although some people don't like the flavor. They are loaded with nutrients and can be made into recipes on their own.
What's the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and White Potatoes?
While they may share a name, sweet potatoes and potatoes are actually only distantly related, although both are root vegetables. They both are similar in carbs, but sweet potatoes have more fiber and nutrients than a white potato has. Vitamin A, for instance. Sweet potatoes have an entire daily value of Vitamin A, while a regular potato has virtually none.
Tips for Making the Perfect Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Are you new at cooking sweet potatoes? They don't cook the same as white potatoes and some people find them difficult to cook. Follow these tips to make the perfect roasted sweet potatoes with the best texture and best flavor:
Washing the sweet potatoes thoroughly is vital to the best sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are great, but not so much when you are tasting the dirt with them.
The recipe calls for the dish to be covered in aluminum foil. It's important to wrap the foil well in order for the sweet potato chunks to hold in their moisture.
How to Store Leftover Sweet Potatoes
If you have leftovers, not to worry! They do store well in the refrigerator! Be sure and place them in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can freeze them, although the texture does not stay the same after freezing them. They do still taste great though.
What is the Best Part of This Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe?
I love that even though this recipe doesn't fit into a typical keto diet, it is a great nutrient heavy healthy side dish to incorporate into your cyclical keto diet. It is easy to cook and filling too. It will satisfy your need for comfort food, it will even please the picky eaters in your life.
And if you are interested in cyclical keto, check out this article: Cyclical Keto for Women!
- 2 large sweet potatoes cut in half lengthwise
- 3 tablespoons butter softened
- 4 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons honey + additional for garnish (use this for sugar free)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons feta cheese crumbled
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Score the cut side of each sweet potato half with a sharp knife.
- In a mixing bowl, blend together the butter, garlic, honey and salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread the mixture over the sweet potatoes and place them into a 9x13 baking dish.
- Cover with tin foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
- Drizzle with additional honey, and sprinkle with feta, walnuts and parsley before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 30gNet Carbohydrates: 24gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!