These Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice are sweet, savory, and the perfect side dish or post-workout snack.

A Perfectly Balanced Snack or Side

Not only are these roasted sweet potatoes a fantastic side dish, but they also lend themselves as fuel for anyone who likes to get out for some afternoon cardio.

Sweet potatoes offer up a good balance of protein, carbs, fiber, and micronutrients. Sure they’re a complex carb, but they’re easier on your stomach than a lot of other options out there.

This recipe amps things up with a sprinkle of chili powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne, along with a smear of honey and a refreshing squeeze of lime juice.

Not only are the flavors a hit, but the feeling of nourishing your bod with something so hearty and healthful is incredibly satisfying.

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potato
  • Avocado or olive oil
  • Raw or organic liquid honey
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika—sweet or smoked add a nice touch
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • Lime
  • Scallions
  • Fresh parsley

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How to Roast Sweet Potatoes With Honey and Lime

  1. Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  2. Cut your sweet potato in half lengthwise and brush each half, including the skin, with olive or avocado oil.
  3. Season the entire sweet potato halves with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  4. With a sharp knife, score the top (interior) halves, and season with chili powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper if you’re using it.
  5. Pop the potatoes into the oven and bake them for about 30 minutes.
  6. When done, remove them from the oven and allow them to sit and cool for a few minutes.
  7. Before serving, brush with honey, spritz them with fresh lime juice, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a nutrient-rich source of carbs, which makes it a great post-workout snack since
  • This recipe requires very few ingredients, most of them being pantry staples
  • It’s a healthy option
  • It’s super easy to prepare
  • You can adapt it to your preference! Play with the seasoning, and even swap honey for maple syrup!

Just How Healthy Are Sweet Potatoes?

  1. Sweet potatoes help stabilize blood sugar! They’re higher in fiber than white potatoes, which provides more stability for blood glucose.
  2. They support eye health. You’ve heard this about carrots, I’m sure. But sweet potatoes boast enough vitamin A to benefit overall eye health as well.
  3. It’s possible that they reduce systemic inflammation. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant which cleanses the body’s cells of pro-inflammatory free radicals.
  4. They aid in digestion, thanks to their soluble fiber.
  5. They’re perfect for a heart-healthy diet!
  6. Longevity. A hefty punch of beta-carotene is correlated with lower risk of death from any health cause, and sweet potatoes are full of that good stuff.
  7. They keep you fuller for longer, which can help prevent mindless and unhealthy snacking.

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Baking sheet covered in parchment with roasted sweet potato halves smothered in spices and honey, and garnished with scallions.

Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice

These Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice are sweet, savory, and the perfect side dish or pre-run snack.
4.85 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Dana Sandonato

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 TBSP liquid honey
  • 1/2 tsp of chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Kosher salt + cracked black pepper
  • 1 lime
  • Fresh chopped parsley (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Brush each sweet potato half with olive oil, skin included.
  • Season the entire sweet potato with kosher salt + cracked black pepper.
  • Score the top halves (interior flesh) with a knife.
  • Season each top half with chili powder, paprika and harissa or cayenne, if using.
  • Bake for 30 mins at 400 degrees F.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are tender, remove from oven.
  • Smear the top halves with honey. Squeeze fresh lime juice over both halves upon serving, and add parsley.

Nutrition

Serving: 1half | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g
Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice | Killing Thyme