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!!

Sweet Potatoes Waffles


  • 1 medium sweet potato, cooked + mashed
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients together and cook in pre-sprayed waffle maker or skillet.