Sweet Potato Heaven

I loathed sweet potatoes, until just recently.  My awesome in-laws found white sweet potatoes that I fell in love with from the first bite!  Now, it wasn’t the color that made them ok for me to eat, because I have really increased my vegetable choices since I was a kid.  But, I just do not like the taste of orange sweet potatoes.  So, what is the difference between the two potatoes.

sweet-potatoes

Besides the difference in color, the white sweet potato is a little sweeter than it’s orange fleshy brother.  Since it is a tad sweeter, I actually eat them with nothing on them.  Saves me some calories and I consider it a wonderful treat!  However, it can be dressed up with cinnamon, brown sugar, or butter just like a regular sweet potato.

There are some awesome benefits of sweet potatoes.  They contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, magnesium, and potassium .  Although they are sweeter than a normal potato, the sugar is released more slowly into the blood stream so there is no spike in energy with a crash like with energy drinks.  They are also extremely versatile in cooking.

So, this post is short and sweet, but try switching up your regular potatoes with a delicious sweet potato this week.  If you aren’t a fan of the orange sweet potato (or yam), look for a white flesh-colored version.  Trust me, they won’t let you down on flavor!

As always, be confident! Be fit! Be you!

PS. I will be starting a garden to satisfy this potato obsession.  It is really hard to find these potatoes in our stores 😦

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