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Sodium-Smart Sides: Low Sodium Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Herbs & Parmesan

Looking for a simple, flavorful side dish that packs a nutritional punch and keeps your sodium intake in check? Look no further than these Low Sodium Roasted Sweet Potato with Herbs and Parmesan! This vibrant recipe uses just a handful of ingredients to create a dish that's both satisfying and heart-healthy. Serves 4 at only 60mg per serving

Key Features:

  • Low Sodium: Perfect for those watching their sodium intake or following a low-sodium diet.

  • Simple Preparation: Just slice, season, and roast - done!

  • Naturally Sweet: Sweet potatoes provide natural sweetness, eliminating the need for added sugars.

  • Nutritious: Packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants.

  • Flavorful: Herbs and Parmesan cheese add depth and complexity without relying heavily on salt.

cubed sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, lightly sprinkled with parmesan cheese
Low sodium roasted sweet potatoes with herbs and parmesan


  • 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cube into ½-inch chunks

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Toss the sweet potato cubes with olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper in a large bowl. Spread them evenly on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Roast for 20-25 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through, until tender and slightly golden brown.

  4. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional) and serve immediately.

Tips and Variations:

  • For an extra kick of flavor, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or smoked paprika to the spice mix.

  • Drizzle the sweet potatoes with a touch of honey or maple syrup before roasting for a hint of sweetness.

  • Want something spicy? Sprinkle on some chili flakes or chopped fresh jalapenos.

  • Looking for a vegan option? Omit the parmesan cheese or use a vegan alternative.

  • Serve these roasted sweet potatoes alongside grilled chicken, fish, or tofu for a complete meal.

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

By using simple ingredients and focusing on natural flavors, this recipe proves that delicious food doesn't have to be high in sodium. So go ahead, roast up a batch of these sweet potato slices and enjoy a healthy and flavorful side dish that your taste buds and your heart will thank you for!


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