Sneaky Tips about Sweet Potatoes
For starters, they’re way more weight friendly than regular spuds—one cup of white potatoes causes a blood sugar spike-and-crash (leading
to increased hunger and overeating) similar to eating a handful of jelly beans! The higher fiber content in sweet potatoes blunts this effect, while still delivering the filling, satisfying comfort food you crave. That’s why they’re often called the “anti-diabetic” food, because they actually stabilize blood sugar levels.
Sweet potatoes are also loaded with beta-carotene, fiber, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, and iron. And get this: Research has shown that when the cyanidins, peonidins, and other phytonutrients in sweet potatoes pass through your digestive tract, they may lower the possible health risk from toxins like heavy metals (such as lead and mercury that may sneak into your diet) and oxygen radicals.
Sweet Potatoes not only are good for you, but are also extremely versatile and can add much needed nutrients to the every day foods you and your family already eat. Here are 13 ways you can incorporate my Carrot-Sweet Potato Base Blend into your favorite snacks and meals.
- Stir them into soups to add creaminess—without the cream.
- Use them to replace half the fat and sugar in baked goods, like muffins.
- Ditto breakfast items such as pancakes and waffles.
- Mix them into nut butters.
- Stir them into any red sauces, like marinara or pizza sauces.
- Add them to replace some of the cheese in recipes like mac and cheese or quesadillas.
- Mix them into store-bought hummus.
- Add them to condiments, like ketchup and mustard.
- Try them in salad dressings.
- Use them in brown gravies.
- Whisk them into soups.
- Doctor up prepared baked beans with them.
- Mix them into meaty dishes, like meatloaf.