Monday, September 14, 2009


I love LOVE sweet potatoes! I eat them at least a few times a week. I mix them with some diced up chicken breast, so YUMMY!! If you have a sweet tooth like I do, add a lil splenda to it to get that Thanksgiving dinner feel. 
But did you know just how good for you these tasty potatoes are? 

The scoop on the Sweet Potato:

One baked sweet potato (3 1/2 ounce serving) provides over 8,800 IU of vitamin A or about twice the recommended daily allowance, yet it contains only 141 calories making it valuable for the weight watcher. This nutritious vegetable provides 42 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin C, 6 percent of the RDA for calcium, 10 percent of the RDA for iron, and 8 percent of the RDA for thiamine for healthy adults. It is low in sodium and is a good source of fiber and other important vitamins and minerals. A complex carbohydrate food source, it provides beta carotene which may be a factor in reducing the risk of certain cancers.

For those who are always on the run like myself, you need to try these amazing pre-washed and pre-wrapped  sweet potatoes!!  Just throw them in the microwave and in about 6 minutes you will have a perfectly baked delicious sweet potato. Enjoy!!!!


screwdestiny said...

So, that's the only way my supermarket sells sweet potatoes (in the wrapper, all pre-washed and whatnot), and it IS super handy! I love them with some vegetarian black bean chili and a little shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Serena said...

I love mine mashed up with just a touch of skim milk for creaminess.

Simone said...

Mmmm 'Kumara'! lol

I love sweet potato bake - like you would with potatoes, but with rosemary on top. yum yum yum!

The Carroll's said...

I make a sauce of olive oil, lime zest and lime juice, cayenne pepper, and black pepper..coat the quartered sweet potatos and grill them.. Delicious!