With back-to-school coming at us full-force, many of us find September to be like a second New Years in terms of being able to re-establish goals, schedules, and commit to new habits. I notice this to be the trend even amongst my friends that don't have young children.
A large factor for success here comes down to priorities and time management skills. We need recipes we love that will nourish ourselves and our family and either be SUPER quick or at least allow us some 'hands off' time (like while something is in the oven) to be able to multitask. This is a good chance to clean up, help with homework, make that phone call, or shoot off a quick email.
The following recipe is a delicious side dish or app, but can easily be turned into a main dish by adding a protein source such as white beans, tuna, or chicken.
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On to this delicious recipe...
Sweet Potato “Bruschetta” (Servings 4-8)
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, cut lengthwise into ¼ inch slices
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 2½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ⅓ cup packed basil, roughly chopped
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. Place sweet potato slices in a mixing bowl and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil.
4. Spread sweet potato slices out evenly on baking sheets, giving each slice a little space.
5. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip to the other side and bake for 10 more minutes until golden brown.
6. Meanwhile, toss the cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
7. When sweet potatoes are done, let cool.
8. Top sweet potato slices with tomato mixture, and enjoy!
Do you plan on trying this recipe? It works if you're looking to ditch the bread or have someone that is gluten-free that you're cooking for.
In good health,