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Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Sauté
Enjoy the combination of spices that gives this spinach and sweet potato dish a unique flavor. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables around and the sweet potatoes add fiber and an extra dose of health-promoting carotenoids to this dish. Enjoy!
Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Sauté Prep and Cook Time: 35 minutes

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  • 1 cup + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 oz frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Chop onions and press or finely chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting benefits.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in a large stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
  3. Add seasonings and lemon juice and stir to mix thoroughly. Add broth and sweet potatoes. Simmer covered over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Uncover to allow sauce to thicken and cook another couple minutes.
  4. Press water out of spinach and add to sweet potatoes. Cook uncovered for a 3-4 more minutes to allow sauce to thicken. Add cilantro, salt, and pepper.

Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Saute
1.00 serving
(361.05 grams)
Calories: 118


 vitamin K1373%

 vitamin A353%


 vitamin C113%





 vitamin B242%

 vitamin B641%

 vitamin E37%






 vitamin B122%


 vitamin B318%


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In order to better help you identify recipes that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Recipe Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the recipes that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Sauté is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the recipe doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this recipe's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance back up to see the ingredients used in the recipe and the number of serving sizes provided by the recipe. Our nutrient ratings are based on a single serving. For example, if a recipe makes 4 servings, you would be receiving the nutrient amounts listed in the chart by eating 1/4th of the combined ingredients found in the recipe. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this recipe and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.

Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Saute
1.00 serving
361.05 grams
Calories: 118

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 1235.57 mcg 1373 209.3 excellent
vitamin A 3176.44 mcg RAE 353 53.8 excellent
folate 503.67 mcg 126 19.2 excellent
manganese 2.60 mg 113 17.2 excellent
vitamin C 84.38 mg 113 17.2 excellent
magnesium 217.19 mg 52 7.9 excellent
copper 0.44 mg 49 7.5 very good
vitamin B2 0.55 mg 42 6.5 very good
iron 7.49 mg 42 6.3 very good
vitamin B6 0.70 mg 41 6.3 very good
vitamin E 5.51 mg (ATE) 37 5.6 very good
potassium 1709.39 mg 36 5.5 very good
molybdenum 14.13 mcg 31 4.8 very good
calcium 282.03 mg 28 4.3 very good
fiber 7.50 g 27 4.1 very good
phosphorus 169.26 mg 24 3.7 very good
vitamin B1 0.26 mg 22 3.3 good
protein 9.21 g 18 2.8 good
vitamin B3 2.93 mg 18 2.8 good
omega-3 fats 0.36 g 15 2.3 good
zinc 1.61 mg 15 2.2 good
pantothenic acid 0.58 mg 12 1.8 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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