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Sweet potatoes are a healthy source of carbohydrates to promote energy levels, which can sometimes be low from certain MS medications. They also contain nutrients to help decrease inflammation associated with multiple sclerosis.
Walnuts are one of the few plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These types of fats are important for heart and brain health, as well as reducing inflammation associated with multiple sclerosis.
Black beans contain fiber that may help lower cholesterol and promote heart health. They may also help lower inflammation associated with multiple sclerosis.
Cilantro is an anti-inflammatory herb and known to help relieve stomach upset and nausea, two common side effects from certain MS medications.
Roast Sweet Potatoes Preheat the oven to 375°F. Toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Roast on a baking sheet, in a single layer, for 30-40 minutes. Toss every 15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
Prepare the Dressing While the potatoes are roasting, prepare the dressing. In a small mixing bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
Combine Salad To a large mixing bowl combine black beans, bell pepper, onion, celery and cilantro. Add potatoes once cooled. Pour dressing over top and mix to combine. Sprinkle the top with walnuts.
Enjoy! Enjoy at room temperature or chilled.
Replace the walnuts with sunflower seeds.
The sweet potatoes can be peeled and chopped 1-2 days prior to cooking. They could also be roasted 1 day in advance.
Purchase pre-chopped ingredients (walnuts, celery, onion) to help save time.
Ask a friend or family member to help prepare this entrée if feeling fatigued or low on energy.
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