Yesterday, someone asked me how I like to prepare my sweet potatoes. I usually prepare sweet potatoes in one of the following ways:
1. Bake them like a white potato
I wash and dry each sweet potato and then cut each one into 4 pieces (once in half, then in half again). I then place each piece of sweet potato in tin foil. I cook the sweet potatoes in one of two ways:
A. Bake in the oven at 350˚ F for 35 - 45 minutes. I check them at 35 minutes to see how soft they are. If they are not done, I let them keep baking until they are soft.
B. I place them on a the shelf of a hot grill until they are soft, about 25 - 35 minutes.
2. Make them into Sweet Potato Fries using one of the many recipes that I have in Tosca's books and the CE magazines.
3. Buy frozen sweet potato cubes and steam them until they are warm and ready to be mashed.
I love sweet foods, so I always top my sweet potato with a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Allan prefers his sweet potatoes with Ketchup, BBQ sauce or butter + salt & pepper.
I have also heard of people using greek yogurt as a topping for sweet potatoes or mixing them into a smoothie with protein powder to make a yummy treat. Try mixing things up and trying out new ways to spice up an old favorite. What is your favorite way to prepare a sweet potato?
Here are my eats for the day:
Meal 1: egg whites + chicken sausage + 1/2 serving red pepper + 1/2 oats serving cooked with 3 tbsp flax + 2 tbsp wheat germ
Meal 2: egg bake (1 egg serving + 1/2 veggie serving) + 1/2 serving sweet potato
Meal 3: Cooler 1 Protein Bar muffins
Meal 4: bison + 1.5 servings of green beans + apple
Meal 5: chicken + lettuce + 1/2 serving english cucumber + balsamic vinegar
Meal 6: egg whites + chicken sausage + broccoli + 1/2 serving sweet potato fries (seasoned with chili powder and cayenne pepper)