This sweet tasting root vegetable is easy to cook into wedges. They are a source of carbohydrate, fibre, vitamins A, C and B6 and unlike potatoes they can be counted towards your 5 a day!

They are also friendly for people with a disorder called PKU as they are low in protein and phenylalanine and do not have to be counted in the diet.

Homemade Sweet potato wedges are a good alternative to chips.


  • Sweet potato
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper / herbs / spices / dried chilli flakes


  • Heat oven to 200c / gas mark 6
  • Chop potatoes into wedges as shown below


  • Place wedges on a baking tray and sprinkle olive oil and flavouring on top
  • Mix together using 2 wooden spoons so that all of the wedges are coated in oil
  • Bake in oven for 20-30mins until cooked (soft on inside and crispy on the out).

How to cook sweet potato wedges

For a healthy diet enjoy with your protein source and veggies or salad.

For a healthy PKU diet enjoy with veggies or salad or even try a low protein sausage or burger teamed up with veg or salad.