I’ve been a little obsessed with sweet potatoes lately. So obsessed in fact I bought this box of them from Costco on one of our recent outings.
The other week I found this article on how to chose and cook sweet potatoes.
On the same website I found the nutritional facts.
I also found this in depth food rating.
There are many health benefits of sweet potatoes. Here are a couple of my favorites from my quick little research the other day (aka Google searches).
- They are rich in antioxidants.
- They help stabilize blood sugar levels..
- They help prevent wrinkles.
- They can actually help us ward off stress and fight fatigue.
I thought I’d share my two favorite ways I’ve been eating them as of late.
Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
1-2 sweet potatoes
2-3 teaspoons olive oil
ground pepper (rainbow peppercorns are the best)
onion powder or flakes
Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges. Put in a bowl and toss with olive oil and seasoning.
Spread on liked baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
Roast in 400 degree oven for about 35 minutes.
They are a great substitution for real sweet potato fries.
I’ve also been microwaving/baking them whole.
I microwave the sweet potato (after washing it of course) for about 5 minutes (usually in my microwave steamer) and then bake the potato in the toaster oven at 425 for about 10 minutes to get the skin all crunchy.
Then I top if with all sorts of fun stuff. My favorite is to top one side with a little smart balance light and the other side with a tablespoon of nut butter.
Now don’t be scared of this next creation. It’s a little weird, but so is painting my boys’ toenails and making them wear flip flops so we all match to go shopping at Trader Joe’s.
(That was last night.)
This breakfast is one you’ve got to try.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble
one cooked sweet potato (roasted, microwaved, etc.)
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup oats
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 sweetener packet
cinnamon to taste
splash on nondairy milk
Mix all ingredients except for sweet potato in bowl. Scramble over the stove.
Top baked sweet potato with light butter or nut butter of choice.
Then top with delicious French toast tasting egg scramble.
Drizzle with sugar free maple syrup.
Oh my goodness. This is so good.
It has the perfect combination of flavors and is packed with nutrients and protein.
He he he!
Feel free to share your favorite sweet potato recipe or idea. I know Laura makes a delicious sweet potato hummus. Goodness knows I have a lot of sweet potatoes I need to use up.