What would you say to a very versatile food that is fat-free and loaded with nutrients?
This’miracle vegetable’ is as sweet as pumpkin pie or can be salt and peppered and treated just like a French Frye!
Just as easy to prepare as any white potato, the sweet potato far surpasses its pale colored cousin in nutritional performance.
White potatoes contains no vitamin A, however the sweet potato is loaded with vitamin A (from beta-carotene).
Sweet potatoes have more fiber than a white potato and more protein.
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 impact on glucose levels. This implies steady energy and less chance of body fat production.
White potatoes on the other hand have a high glycemic index, which may raise blood sugar levels rapidly and cause body fat storage.
All this and SP’s are easy on the calories. A small sweet potato (about 3 oz or 80 g ) has about 90 calories. Even a medium 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 colored French fries’ fun and exciting. Slather with ketchup, mustard, or some other way you would eat a normal 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 though, that it isn’t hard to eat them the easiest way of all. Bakedmicrowave, or boiled.
Treat them just like any white potato. However, 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 – dash 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 are even good with hot sauce!