Mexican-spiced sweet potatoes with eggs and avocado

  • 45min
  • 2
  • 399 kcal
  • Easy

Per 249 g contains

399 kcal 1661 kj
22.9 g
5.8 g
17.3 g
0.4 g

of an adult's recommended intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 667kj/160kcal

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Authored by Peer reviewed by Gemma Grange
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A weekend breakfast for people with high cholesterol.

There's nothing better than enjoying an indulgent weekend brunch - and you don't have to miss out just because you have high cholesterol.

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For the sweet potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
    230g 8.1oz
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
    3g 0.1oz
  • Ground cumin
    1.5g 0.05oz
  • Spring onion, finely sliced
    10g 0.3oz
  • Green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
    ½ tsp each
To serve
  • Eggs, poached
  • Avocado
  • Low-fat crème fraîche or soy yoghurt
    2 tbsp
  • Lime
  • Fresh coriander, chopped
    15g 0.5oz
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Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C fan/gas mark 6. Scrub the sweet potatoes, and cut into 2 cm cubes. Parboil for five minutes, drain and allow to steam dry.
  2. Place the cubed sweet potatoes, oil, paprika and cumin into a roasting pan and give a good shake to coat evenly with the oil and spices. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning once, until golden. Add the spring onion and green chilli five minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  4. Serve with a poached egg, chopped avocado, low-fat crème fraîche or soy yoghurt, a wedge of lime and a sprinkle of chopped coriander.

Nutritional Information

Typical Valuesper 100gper 249g serving
160 kcal
667 kj
399 kcal
1661 kj
of which saturates
9.2 g
2.3 g
22.9 g
5.8 g
of which sugars
13.2 g
6.9 g
32.8 g
17.3 g
Fibre3.3 g
8.1 g
Protein4.5 g
11.3 g
Salt0.2 g
0.4 g

Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes really pack a punch. They're full of vitamin Afolatesvitamin C and dietary fibre.


Avocados contain healthy fats that are essential for promoting good heart health. Perfect for those with high cholesterol.

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