Baked Sweet Potatoes with Citrus

Detox Cred: Eating this winter superfood is one of the best ways to get more beta-carotene, an antioxidant the body converts to immunity-boosting vitamin A. The hearty but low-calorie root veggie is also great for weight loss. Bake several of these ahead and store in your fridge for up to 3 days.

  • Servings: 2
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Citrus

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2012


  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds or pecans
  • Dash cinnamon
  • Dash freshly grated nutmeg
  • Flaky sea salt
  • 2 orange wedges


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork and wrap in foil.

  2. Bake until tender, about 1 hour. Unwrap and split top with a knife.

  3. Top with almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Squeeze orange wedges over sweet potatoes and serve.


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