Sweet potato magic!
When I ate at my girl Hedda’s house (Ralph’s house too!) the other day, I was served these delicious sweet potatoes that blew my mind. Ralph simply boiled a sweet potato for fifteen minutes, then cut them into discs, placing them on a cookie sheet to be baked in the oven. The best part was that these little potatoes were covered in a dab of olive oil, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Delish! Oops, can something be too tasty to stick to one portion? Yesiree! But, it’s up to you to know your portions and couple healthy treats like this with other things that belong on the kitchen table.
For example, the meal was started off with a scrumptious salad. After the salad came the main course which included salmon, asparagus and those amazing sweet potato discs. Desert was an herbal tea. We were all satiated, not full. Being full at night is the worst! Your gut will grow overnight as you sleep if you do this to yourself!
So, when you’re cooking for your family, think of healthy ways to make your meals fun. Healthy eating does not need to be boring, I promise you. It does take preparation and planning, but at the end of the day, eating healthy will keep you young, lean, and satisfied. Remember, food should not be your comfort. If you have a bad day, read a tool from Breaking the Chains of Obesity, 107 tools, and pick an area in your life that you must improve on so that food isn’t your comforter. Food is your fuel to move you optimally through life.
Other ways to enjoy sweet potatoes:
Heat up a sweet potato and when hot and soft, add in a can of fresh tuna and broccoli
Create a sweet potato mashed potato with 10 pecans, a dash of nutmeg and a dash of cinnamon (it’s like Christmas!).
And so, add a sweet potato into your lunch or dinner, but not at the expense of a green vegetable. Always have your greens along with that sweet potato. I will also say that every carbohydrate (even though sweet potatoes are low glycemic) must be coupled with a protein! Tuna, chicken, fish, eggs, lamb, grass fed meat, are all examples of protein…