|Sweet Potatoes: The Healthy Way|
Sweet potatoes don’t need sugar, butter or marshmallows to be delicious. With a few simple steps you can enjoy sweet potatoes the healthy way and avoid the extra fat and calories often added to them.
A Traditional Source of Nutrition
Sweet potatoes have a long history as an important source of food. Native Americans were growing sweet potatoes when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas in 1492. Recognized for its flavor and nutrition, the sweet potato spread to many countries and helped to feed people around the world.
Packing a Nutritional Punch
Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients, including fiber and vitamin A, as well as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. One cup of cooked sweet potatoes has 200 calories and no fat.
There is a good reason they are called sweet potatoes: they contain natural sugars. To get the most nutritional benefit from this vegetable make sure you prepare them in a healthy way, by avoiding butter and sugar. We’ve provided a few easy recipes below.
Healthy Cooking Tips for Sweet Potatoes
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato “Fries” Recipe
Here is a new and healthy twist on “fries”, roasted in the oven.
Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes can stand alone for an easy and healthy side dish.
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