Monday, October 11, 2010

Most nutritious vegetable!

I was thrilled to read an article in this months Men's Journal about
"the most perfect food" sweet potatoes because I eat them all the time!

For many years of my racing I used to bake sweet potatoes and eat them cold!

Now I bake them for my family! My favorite way is to cut them up like french fries, bake them in the oven with a sprinkle of olive oil, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Bake at 350 until for 25-30 min. Yummy!

Another way I love to eat sweet potatoes is to bake them with the skin and then mix the potato with cooked oatmeal!!!

"This year the Center for Science in DC, rated foods for there maximum amount of nutrients and found that the sweet potato is not only the healthiest vegtable, it's also the healthiest food."

Sweet potatoes are 130 calories apiece, they have twice the daily recommended amount of vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy eyesight;tons of vitamin C to help boost immunity;and lot's of potassium, which aids in muscle development and keep your heart healthy!!!

"They also contain about 10 other vitamins and minerals that are crucial to good health, not to mention slow-burning sugars that give you lots of energy without making you fat."



Thomas Bussiere said...

I love baked sweet potatoes (with butter and honey)!

Francisco Villegas..Marathoner/Triathlete said...

I used to be a Chef for about 15 years, and during that time I realized how root vegetables are essential to every day living....Sweet potatoes stand as being one of the most nutritional root vegetables available to us. How I eat them is easy. Cut them in half lengthwise, sprinkle some salt. sprinkle some oil in the pan and roast them skin side up until they are soft and caramelized. I could eat them right off the oven.
you can always mash them add some butter and heavy cream and it becomes sweet potatoes mashed potatoes :)

Gerard Martinez said...

French "fried" sweet potato idea sounds fabulous. Will try it.

Todd J. said...

Yes Lisa, "sweeties" are defintely a Superfood. I love them!

smartwool said...

I like sweet potatoes too. I love baking it.. :)