With the holiday's approaching, I thought I would throw out a recommendation today for sweet potatoes.
I really like sweet potatoes. I don't think I have to tell you how good they are for you, but here are some facts just the same.
For each cup of sweet potatoes you get:
7 g fiber
over 38,000 IU of vitamin A
.6 mg. of B6
1 mg of Manganese
952 mg Potassium
And that's just the really good stuff. They also have a little bit of a lot of other good stuff.
And they're cheap, too!
You may be used to loading them up with brown sugar and marshmallows. And while that is yummy, I would like to suggest another way to prepare them.
I roast my sweet potatoes with onions and garlic and a little olive oil and salt. Really. They are so good. We had them for dinner tonight. I'd show you a picture of them, but we ate them all! Here is a recipe for what I do:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Peel a couple of sweet potatoes. Cut into bite sized cubes.
Slice and dice half an onion.
Mince a couple of gloves of garlic.
Toss all together in a baking dish with a tablespoon or two of olive oil.
Sprinkle with a little salt.
Roast in oven for about 35-45 minutes. You may want to give it a stir every now and again.
Is that technical enough for you? It's a great and healthier alternative to the sugar laden sweet potatoes we are used to. Let me know if you try them.