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Sweet Potato Fajitas

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This sweet potato fajita recipe is not only flavorful but also provides a good dose of vitamins and fiber from the sweet potatoes and vegetables.

Sweet potato fajitas with peppers offer a variety of health benefits, thanks to the nutrient-rich ingredients. Here are some of the benefits:

Nutrient Sweet Potatoes:

  • Vitamins: Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamins, particularly vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. These vitamins play important roles in immune function, skin health, and overall well-being.
  • Fiber: Sweet potatoes are high in dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, helps maintain a healthy weight, and supports heart health.

Colorful Bell Peppers:

  • Vitamins: Bell peppers, especially red, yellow, and green varieties, are rich in vitamin C, which is essential for immune function and collagen synthesis.
  • Antioxidants: Bell peppers contain antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals in the body, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

Low-Calorie, High Nutrient Peppers:

  • Low in Calories: Peppers are low in calories, making them a great choice for those looking to manage their weight.
  • Nutrient Density: Despite being low in calories, peppers are nutrient-dense, providing essential vitamins and minerals.

Healthy Cooking Methods:

  • Roasting: The vegetables in this recipe are roasted, which helps preserve their nutritional content better than frying. Roasting also enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients.

Dietary Fiber:

  • Digestive Health: Both sweet potatoes and peppers are excellent sources of dietary fiber, promoting a healthy digestive system and helping to prevent constipation.

Low in Unhealthy Fats:

  • Heart Health: This recipe uses olive oil, a source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. It avoids the use of excessive saturated or trans fats, promoting cardiovascular health.

Customizable Toppings:

  • Healthy Options: Toppings like guacamole, salsa, and cilantro can add flavor and additional nutrients without adding unhealthy components.

Suitable for Various Diets:

  • Vegetarian/Vegan Options: This recipe is plant-based and can be suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets, providing essential nutrients without relying on animal products.

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Sweet Potato Fajitas

Yield: 8 fajitas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This sweet potato fajita recipe is not only flavorful but also provides a good dose of vitamins and fiber from the sweet potatoes and vegetables.


  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 flour or corn tortillas
  • Optional toppings: guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro


    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
    2. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato strips, sliced bell peppers, and onion.
    3. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture over the vegetables and toss until the vegetables are well coated.
    4. Spread the seasoned vegetables in a single layer on a baking sheet.
    5. Roast in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender, stirring halfway through to ensure even cooking.
    6. While the vegetables are roasting, warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
    7. Once the sweet potato mixture is done, spoon it onto the warmed tortillas.
    8. Serve the sweet potato fajitas with your favorite toppings such as guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, and cilantro.

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