With winter on its way, it’s the time to nurture your body with warm nourishing foods.
Sweet potatoes make more than great tasting pie! Thanks to a hefty dose of vitamin A, sweet potatoes are a great food for glowing skin. Sweet potatoes will help your skin lock in moisture, maintain a healthy glow, and protect it from cold-weather damage. In fact 1 cup of mashed sweet potato contains 123% the recommended dietary allowance of Beta-Carotene, which the human body converts to Vitamin A.
Sweet potatoes are also rich in vitamin C and Vitamin E, both of which are crucial for keeping skin healthy, glowing and supple by combating free radicals and supporting cellular structures of the skin. Purple sweet potato also has high levels of beta-carotene, and is a rich source of anthocyanins which helps to prevent blemishes and dark spots by keeping free radical activity in control.
Sweet potatoes are a must in your diet for glowing skin, but are also highly nutritious and beneficial to our overall health, containing loads of fibre, and being high in Vitamin B6, Manganese and Potassium.
Here’s a warm, comforting and healthy recipe that contains vitamin-rich ingredients and food for glowing skin:
Moroccan-Inspired Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew with Spinach
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serve: 241 kcal
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion diced
3 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 400g can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup water or vegetable broth
150g baby spinach
1 tablespoon harissa
Salt to taste
Lemon wedges and couscous, or rice, for serving
1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, 5-7 minutes.
2. Add the garlic, cumin, and coriander and cook for about a minute, until fragrant.
3. Stir in the sweet potato, chickpeas, tomatoes, and water or broth.
4. Bring the mixture to a slow boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
5. Add the harissa and spinach to the pot and stir until the spinach wilts.
6. Remove from heat and season with salt to taste.
7. Serve over your grain of choice with lemon wedges.
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