I have never been much of a potato fan; don’t like them mashed, baked, or fried. About the only way I would eat potatoes was in french fry form with lots of ketchup – sounds pretty healthy, huh?
In light of my disdain for potatoes, I had never even thought of trying sweet potatoes. I just thought they were a side dish at Thanksgiving. Recently, I have discovered that sweet potatoes are nothing like their plain normal white potato relatives. The possibilities are almost as endless as the nutritional benefits. Here are just a few of the key benefits of sweet potatoes according to http://naturalnews.com
- Sweet potatoes contain almost twice as much fiber as other types of potatoes.
- One medium sweet potato provides your body with the complete recommended daily allowance of vitamin A and then some.
- Sweet potatoes are also rich in vitamins C and E
- They contain high amounts of potassium
A couple of my favorite new ways to eat sweet potatoes are Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes/Waffles and Sweet Potato Hummus (boy do I love hummus). I will post the hummus recipe another time, but here is the recipe I made this weekend. As you can see from the pictures I made them into waffles and topped them with a little bit of sugar free syrup and a whole lot of fresh fruit and a few slivered almonds. Oh so good and less than 300 calories in the whole recipe. This recipe actually made 2 waffles!!