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
- Wash the potato thoroughly under warm water.
- Pierce the potato all over with a knife.
- Wrap the potato with a damp paper towel and place on a plate.
- Microwave for 5 minutes.
- Flip and microwave for 4:44 (because I’m crazy for 4s).
- Done! Be really careful when removing the potato–it is quite steamy!
- Cut in half and do it up!
*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!)
It is very easy and should NOT only be had at Thanksgiving time. 🙂
Need more sweet potato recipe ideas? Here are some…
Now go eat a sweet potato!
Question: Do you like sweet potatoes?
I LOVE THEM–duh. The BF? Not so thrilled..