What would you say to a very versatile food that’s fat-free and loaded with nutrients?
This’miracle vegetable’ is as sweet as pumpkin pie or could be salt and peppered and treated just like a French Frye!
Just as simple to prepare as any white potato, the sweet potato far surpasses its brightly colored cousin in nutrient performance.
Along with being a potent anti-oxidant source, SP’s have an extremely low glycemic index. It follows that the carbohydrates in a SP have a very low effect on glucose levels. This implies steady energy and less prospect of body fat production.
White potatoes on the other hand have a high glycemic index, which may raise glucose levels rapidly and lead to body fat storage.
A tiny sweet potato (about 3 oz or 80 g ) has about 90 calories. Even a moderate sized SP only has about 130-160 calories.
Don’t be concerned about the children liking them. I’ve fed many young children SP chips (that I bake). Kids find the new’orange coloured French fries’ enjoyable and exciting. Slather with ketchup, mustard, or some other way you would eat a typical French Frye.
Let’s not forget the sweet potato patties, which it is easy to make or locate pre-made.
Sweet potatoes are so good however, that it isn’t tough to eat them the easiest way of all. Bakedmicrowave, or boiled.
Treat them just like every white potato. But for a yummy twist, sprinkle some cinnamon (which is excellent for helping to stabilize blood glucose ) on top. If you want it a little sweeter, add only a teaspoon or two of brown sugar.
The tender sweet potato – dab them with pepper and salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, baked with cheddar cheese (like scalloped potatoes), so many creative ways to enjoy this super healthy and delicious food! Love and be healthy! They’re even great with hot sauce!