A healthy alternative to plain potatoes, sweet potatoes contain high levels of beta-carotene (what gives these tubers their trademark orange pigment). In addition to its antioxidant benefits, beta-carotene helps to encourage skin cell turnover, so the skin's surface looks smooth and fresh.
If you're not sure how to handle a sweet potato, follow this easy recipe for the super spud.
Baked Sweet PotatoesServings: 2
2 medium potatoes, sweet
2 tsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
1 tsp sugar, white, granulated
2 Tbsp yogurt, Greek, non-fat or low-fat, vanilla (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Wash sweet potatoes, scrubbing them thoroughly.
2. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake in pre-heated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a knife can be easily inserted into the center.
3. Cut each potato down the middle. Top with butter, salt, cinnamon, and sugar.
4. Serve with a dollop of yogurt, if desired.