Recipe of the Week: 7-Minute Sweet Potatoes Featured

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7-Minute Sweet Potatoes

Add this easy-to-prepare, great tasting recipe to your Healthiest Way of Eating, and you will also be provided with 681% of the Daily Value for health-promoting vitamin A!

7-Minute Sweet Potatoes Prep and Cook Time:7 minutes


  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, diced (if organic, do not peel)
  • 2 cloves chopped or press garlic
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBS ground pumpkin seeds
  • 2 TB fresh chopped rosemary
  • Optional:
  • 1/2 onion slice (cook with the sweet potatoes)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  1. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water.
  2. While steam is building up press or chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out more of its health-promoting properties.
  3. Cut potatoes in half and cut into 1/2" slices. You do not neet to peel if they are organic.
  4. Steam sweet potaotes for no more than 7 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss sweet potatoes with the remaining ingredients and any of the optional ingredients you desire while they are still hot.
Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

Nutrients in
7-Minute Healthy Steamed Sweet Potatoes
1.00 serving (200.00 grams)

Nutrient%Daily Value

vitamin A681.2%

vitamin C60.1%


vitamin B627.5%



Calories (304)16%

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7-Minute Healthy Steamed Sweet Potatoes
1.00 serving
200.00 grams
304.27 calories
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin A 34061.29 IU 681.2 40.3 excellent
vitamin C 36.08 mg 60.1 3.6 very good
manganese 0.97 mg 48.5 2.9 good
vitamin B6 0.55 mg 27.5 1.6 good
potassium 903.11 mg 25.8 1.5 good
fiber 6.35 g 25.4 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

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