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A Simple Fiber-rich Dish – Fried Sweet Potatoes and Steamed Veggies

I love, love sweet potatoes, and as such, every opportunity to eat them becomes an adventure.  On a particular quarantine day, I just fried a few pieces and ate it with steamed vegetables.  This is really a filling meal due to the high fiber content of the sweet potato.  Plus, the little frying add a little crunchiness that I was so deeply craving at that time.  Try it nuh!


  • 1 – 2 medium sweet potatoes.
  • 5 ounces of pumpkin.
  • ½ of a cabbage.
  • A few stalks of scallion/green onions.
  • Sufficient oil for frying.
  • Seasonings to taste:
    • Garlic powder
    • Onion powder
    • Paprika
  • Salt to taste.


  • Peel and slice sweet potato to your likeness (not too thin).
  • Wash and slice pumpkin and cabbage.
  • Wash and slice scallion/green onions.
  • Add Frying pan on medium heat.
  • Add oil.
  • Fry potato slices.
  • Cook vegetables to preferred firmness.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

NB:   You can bake the potatoes if you choose, it is just as nice. 

Ingredient Spotlight!

~ Sweet Potato~

Sweet potato is a highly nutritious food with a very impressive nutrient profile.  As per its name, it’s a starch, sweet root vegetable with a high fiber content.  As such, it will keep you full over a longer period of time.  Other nutrients of sweet potato include its high antioxidant and anthocyannis properties, which protects the body from free radicals. 

Additionally, research has shown that anthocyannis is beneficial for eye health.  Sweet potato is also a good source of vitamin C, B5 (Pantothenic acid), manganese, B6 (pyridoxine) as well as copper and potassium. 

See, not only is it nutritious; it is also a beneficial source of major vitamins and minerals.

Do Enjoy!

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