The Sweet Potato

I wanted something different than my morning oatmeal today. So instead, I went with sweet potato mixed right into my cooked egg whites... delicious!

Did you know that not only are sweet potatoes great for losing weight, but from a nutritional standpoint they are amazing. Sweet potatoes are a great source of antioxidants, have loads of vitamin A and have 25% more potassium than bananas. Researchers have found that the sweet potato contains an extract with cancer fighting properties! Eat the skins too, they taste good and add important fiber to your diet. I find sweet potatoes go along with just about anything. Whether you are having chicken, fish, steak or my recent favorite - egg whites!

Build healthy habits in your kids, and enjoy healthy foods. My high-school-age sons both take sweet potatoes in their lunches to school (a great way to get Dad's big build)!

I wash them, prick them a couple of times with a fork and bake them for about an hour at 350 degrees. I always make a big batch so they are ready whenever its time to eat! For a quick snack eat them cold, skins and all.

Enjoy!

1/9/2018 8:00:00 AM
Chani
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As a Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor in Flower Mound, Texas, Chani has dedicated her life to health, fitness and nutrition. She strongly believes that if you exercise regularly and really pay attention to what you put into your body you will enjoy great health and wellness. She lives her life by example for all h...
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