Emily’s Sweet Potato Bites

The sun was shinning, no wind and FORTY-FIVE degrees outside! It may be January in North Dakota but yesterday felt like a crisp spring day in May! I just love days like that! It was so nice to have a little break from the cold. Helps a person make it through those long cold months of a mid-western winter.

I absolutely had to take advantage of the beautiful weather and get Emily outside. So we went for a quick walk after work in Sertoma Park. Sertoma is a beautiful 3 mile long park that runs along the Missouri River on the West side of Bismarck. It has a great multi use path that keeps pretty clear through the winter…just need to watch for the flooded areas when all the snow melts after days like yesterday. 🙂

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The Ferris wheel may be quiet and still this time of year but it’s still a unique feature in an otherwise lackluster winter landscape.

In the summer and nicer months of the year, Sertoma is a very popular park for family gatherings with its many shelters and play gyms, access to Dakota Zoo and we can’t forget about the awesome SuperSlide Amusement Park!

We ended up having a really great walk! It was crisp but warm enough to enjoy a 30 minute stroll and take a couple of pictures. Emily stayed content with a little snack and lots to look at!20150126_163336

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There are many old river trees throughout Sertoma Park. I especially love this one. I’ve seen it used in many family pictures and even looks beautiful in its naked winter wear.

After we got home and enjoyed some leftover beef street tacos (recipe to come for that) and got Emily washed up and snuggled up in bed, I decided to get some sweet potato bites made for her for the week.

Sweet and savory at the same time, these sweet potato bites are probably Emily’s all time favorite finger food. They were one of the first recipes I made for her and she’ll still eat them cold or warm. And they are SO good for her! These little morsels are a very good source of vitamins like B6, A, & C,  low in Sodium, and a great source of Dietary Fiber. (Nutritional info.)

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To get these tasty treats ready, I take one medium sweet potato, wash and scrub it clean of all dirt, and peel the skin off with a veggie peeler. DSC_0003

Once you get it prepped, use a sharp knife to slice and dice the potato into cubes about the size of a large pea.

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Once you finish slicing & dicing, coat a medium-sized baking dish with cooking spray and toss in the bites. Drizzle no more than 1/2 tsp. of olive or grape seed oil over the bites & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Mix it all up until the bites are coated and glistening.

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Bake the sweet potato bites in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes or until they are soft but not soggy.  Let them cool to room temperature…try not to eat them all while you wait. 😉 Once they are cool enough, I portion the bites out into 4 plastic baggies and put all the baggies into a labeled freezer bag and toss into the freezer for use later in the week.

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These bags are great to grab and go if you’re out and about or to use as a backup veggie for dinner or a snack.

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I hope you and your little one enjoy these tasty sweet potato bites as much as we do!

Until next time 🙂

Angie

Sweet Potato Bites

  • Servings: 4-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 Medium Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 tsp. Olive or Grape Seed Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wash and scrub sweet potato of all dirt, and peel the skin off with a veggie peeler. Slice and cut it into bites a little bigger than a pea.

Coat a medium-sized baking dish with cooking spray and toss in the bites. Drizzle no more than 1/2 tsp. of olive or grape seed oil over the bites & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Mix it all up until the bites are coated.

Bake about 30 minutes or until the bites are soft but not soggy.  Let them cool to room temperature. Once they are cool enough, portion the bites out into 4 plastic baggies and put all the baggies into a labeled freezer bag for later use.

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