Sweet! Super-healthy Sweet Potatoes
You've heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a sweet potato might actually be a better choice. That's right — the same sweet potatoes that hide under a layer of sugary marshmallows in Grandma's sweet potato pie are packed with vitamins A and C, nutrients that bolster your immune system so you are less likely to get sick. One sweet potato provides more than 100% of the vitamin A you need for the day!
Another reason to get sweet on sweet potatoes? Unlike regular white potatoes, sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate, meaning that it takes longer for your body to digest them — keeping you feeling full longer.
How to eat 'em?
Like in the picture, you can slice them like fries, sprinkle with a bit of olive oil and herbs and bake in the oven. You can also bake a sweet potato whole — they have enough natural flavor that you won't need all the extra butter, salt and fatty toppings for flavor. Try steaming diced sweet potatoes, and mixing them with a little olive oil and your favorite spices — cinnamon and nutmeg will remind you of your favorite holiday food, while garlic and a sprinkle of chili pepper give the potatoes a little kick.