It is sweet potato time again on my blog. Sweet potatoes are probably the most healthy food served in a ThanksGiving dinner. Though it is becoming popular due to its amazing nutritional benefits, I still do not see people adapting it as a part of their regular diet. An exception could be sweet potato fries. In United States, what is sold as yams is botanically member of the sweet potato family. I had discussed sweet potatoes vs yams in detail in my past post here
Sweet potatoes are a great post workout food option. They are very low in fat and very high in several life essentials vitamins and minerals. That bright orange color does speak something to you. 1 serving of sweet potatoes provides 65% of daily vitamin C and 700% of beta carotene that converts in Vitamin A. They have low glycemic index which controls blood sugar spikes. This root vegetable has complex carbs which are good for the body.
The above portion is less than 150 calories and packed with everything your body needs post workout. And it takes 12 mins...
1 tsp fresh rosemary
2 Tbsp scallions, chopped
1 medium sweet potato(yam in US), cut in 1inch thick rounds
1 medium red onion (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
- In a saute pan, heat 1 Tbsp of EVOO
- To the hot pan add cut sweet potatoes Toss to cover with oil. If using onions, add onion before the sweet potatoes to sizzle for a min followed by adding sweet potatoes.
- Sprinkle all the spices.
- Cover and cook on medium for 12-15 min.
- Remove from heat, decorate with scallions and enjoy the beautiful plate of great healthy food.