Jun 112013
 

Sweet Potato SpreadSweet potatoes are one of my favorite fibrous vegetables.

You can do so many things with them….

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Tots, Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Sliders – even Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

Some of the reasons I like including them (aside from their wonderful texture and flavor):

  • A good source of fiber, important for blood sugar regulation, letting you know when you’re full and a natural cleanser of the colon.
  • Contain Vitamins A and C – to boost your immune system and provide you with an antioxidant boost
  • Slow-burning complex carbohydrates that keep your energy levels steady

Choosing Sweet Potatoes

The darker in color the sweet potato, the richer it is in beta carotene, an important antioxidant and free-radical scavenger that has positive association with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, oral and lung cancers.

Cold temperatures affect the sweet potato’s flavor, so go for room temperature when possible and store them in a cool, dry place. They keep well for 10-12 days, and sometimes longer.

Check out today’s delicious simple and healthy recipe for Sweet Potato Spread, and let me know YOUR favorite way to enjoy this awesome Super Food!

[yumprint-recipe id='7']Watch me make stuff with Sweet Potatoes in a video from 2 years ago when I wore a lot more makeup, had fancy nails and my hair was short! haha! My style may have changed but I still care about being healthy! xoxo