Microwave Your Sweet Taters

Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite foods. They are full of fiber and sweet on their own.. No need to add sweetener–although, cinnamon is necessary 😉

Besides being rich in fiber, a one cup serving of sweet potato has over 400% of your daily needed value of vitamin A. (Talk about good peepers!!!) They also have a large amount of the antioxidant, beta-carotene.

Usually starchy foods raise blood sugar, but sweet potatoes actually improve blood sugar regulation–even in persons with type 2 diabetes. Source

Basically–sweet potatoes taste great and do a body good!

I find the easiest way to cook a sweet potato is to microwave it. (Unless you food prep some in the oven…) I prefer the microwave because I cook one at a time. Here’s how I do it:::

Microwaved Sweet Potato

  1. Wash the potato thoroughly under warm water.
  2. Pierce the potato all over with a knife.
  3. Wrap the potato with a damp paper towel and place on a plate.
  4. Microwave for 5 minutes.
  5. Flip and microwave for 4:44 (because I’m crazy for 4s).
  6. Done! Be really careful when removing the potato–it is quite steamy!
  7. Cut in half and do it up!

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*I usually smash with a fork and sprinkle with cinnamon and little salt for a sweet and salty dish.

Heck, I have even microwaved the tater–THEN dipped it in a protein shake! (if you follow me on instagram, you witnessed this!)

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It is very easy and should NOT only be had at Thanksgiving time. 🙂

Need more sweet potato recipe ideas? Here are some…

Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potato

Women’s Health Magazine Sweet Potato Recipes

Now go eat a sweet potato!

xoxo, Haley

Question: Do you like sweet potatoes?

I LOVE THEM–duh. The BF? Not so thrilled..

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