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Looking for a salad that can also sub as a meal? The sweet potatoes in this arugula salad are not only delicious, but super satisfying and contrast really well with peppery, slightly bitter arugula.
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Dress it with our honey balsamic vinaigrette for a sweet and sour punch topped with a dollop of goat cheese for creamy, satisfying flavor. Enjoy with a side of hearty crackers or our nut and seed bread.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Despite their name, sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes, making them less likely to cause a blood sugar spike. They’re also a stellar source of powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta carotene and other phytonutrients. One medium baked sweet potato contains about 9 grams of sugar and 33 grams of carbs.
Pine nuts can boost energy levels due to their protein, iron and magnesium while arugula is full of antioxidants and glucosinolates. The latter are substances that give arugula its bitter flavor but also may protect against certain cancers.