Sweet potatoes

  1. Sweet potatoes


    Sweet potatoes have a low GI rating, correct? How many carbs does one sweet potato provide? Are they healthier than a normal potato?


  2. Yes a little lower GI and a little more fiber then a regular tater. A very good substitute IMO, has about 27-30gr of carbs per 4oz.
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  3. A sweet potato is more yellow-golden in the inside.

    A yam is the orange inside.

    S.P.- 6.7c per ounce
    Yam- 8.4c per ounce
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  4. Yams are actually lower-GI than sweet potatoes, although I usually think of yams as sweeter. Either way, you're doing yourself a huge favor by eating these; some of the best overall complex carbs you can find!

  5. 130g sweet tater=30g carbs

  6. I'm going to start incorporating these into my diet.

  7. Anyone have any good recipes for it? I went to Outback Steakhouse a few nights ago, and they use brown sugar, cinnamon, and some butter with it. It was really good. I would probably use something else instead of butter while I'm cutting.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by AM07 View Post
    Anyone have any good recipes for it? I went to Outback Steakhouse a few nights ago, and they use brown sugar, cinnamon, and some butter with it. It was really good. I would probably use something else instead of butter while I'm cutting.
    Just add the cinnamon. I sometimes add a little honey or some maple syrup, but never sugar or butter.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by AM07 View Post
    Anyone have any good recipes for it? I went to Outback Steakhouse a few nights ago, and they use brown sugar, cinnamon, and some butter with it. It was really good. I would probably use something else instead of butter while I'm cutting.
    I like to bake them plain, but cooking with some olive oil and cinnamon, maybe some splenda, honey, or sugar free maple syrup would be good.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by AM07 View Post
    Anyone have any good recipes for it? I went to Outback Steakhouse a few nights ago, and they use brown sugar, cinnamon, and some butter with it. It was really good. I would probably use something else instead of butter while I'm cutting.
    Splenda, cinnamon, and parkay spray should mimic that quit nicely without the added fat and cals from the butter.
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  11. Twice baked sweet potatos - with cinnoman . Can't go wrong with that!

  12. I don't mind sweet potatoes, but I absolutely love chopping baked potatoes and throwing them on the skillet with some garlic and herb seasoning.
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    the local grocery store (publix) sells em pre-shrink wrapped so you can just pop em in the microwave and they self steam. I'm thinking i need to get some of the pumpkin pie spices to shake on them
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  14. hmm... i never thought of putting those in my diet before.. i going to have to try it now..

  15. I usually just eat them raw, they're all sweet and crunchy and portable. Plus it's fun to watch all the strange looks while you're wandering around eating a sweet potato like a banana.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by bound View Post
    I usually just eat them raw, they're all sweet and crunchy and portable. Plus it's fun to watch all the strange looks while you're wandering around eating a sweet potato like a banana.
    HAHAh i used to walk around eating a white potatoe like this. I would just whip it out in class and take a bite out of it. People were like WTF?

  17. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    the local grocery store (publix) sells em pre-shrink wrapped so you can just pop em in the microwave and they self steam. I'm thinking i need to get some of the pumpkin pie spices to shake on them
    I get the same thing in my local store. It's called "Express bake sweet potatOH". Good stuff.
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    the pumpkin pie spice with no sugar works very well on sweet potatoes btw
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by pudzian2 View Post
    HAHAh i used to walk around eating a white potatoe like this. I would just whip it out in class and take a bite out of it. People were like WTF?
    i do the exact same people are like wtf! all i say is "this is what healthy food looks like" and the same people are asking me how i got big and i tell them "its part of my getting big diet"

  20. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    the pumpkin pie spice with no sugar works very well on sweet potatoes btw
    I incorporated that tonight I microwaved a big sp for like 11 mins, peeled and mashed it in a bowl and melted a good little bit of "smart balance" spread w/ plant sterols for lipid support.

    Then I added cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and the splenda brown sugar they have out now. I mashed them all up together and it tasted excellent. Pretty much like one of those Outback sp's that was mentioned earlier. I didn't measure out the various seasonings, so you'd just have to eyeball it and season to taste. Good stuff.

  21. I ate homemade healthy pizza and a homemade cheeseburger right now.

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  22. Quote Originally Posted by AM07 View Post
    I ate homemade healthy pizza and a homemade cheeseburger right now.

    Heineken is the greatest beer ever (with the exception of Dos Equis and many others).
    Incorporating sweet potatoes or was that a random thought?

  23. Didn't add any sweet potatoes. Just wanted to mention that I had pizza, and it was delicious.

  24. Mmmmm, sweet taters. Cut'em into strips, bake for 15-20min, and you have a great french fry substitute. Throw the suckers into a baggy and you got a great on the go treat.
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