I love baked sweet potatoes, but does anyone have any good recipes to share (I saw the fries recipe)?
I almost never cook em. They're portable, crunchy and awesome raw.
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Try adding grade B maple syrup with them, great source of natural energy and it tastes great.
I usually boil them & mash em' up.
Add some spray butter, splenda, cinnamon,a little nutmeg and all spice then a touch of suger free syrup and splenda brown sugar.
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That sounds good guys, I appreciate the replies. I was thinking about throwing some baked walnuts in there also. Right now, I just slice them up and bake them. I then put them in a bowl and carry them in my van to eat with my almond butter sandwiches for a snack.
I boil 'em up. Mash 'em, and store in the fridge (freezer if long term).
Whenever I'm hungry, I scoop a little out (scoops like ice cream). You can fry it or microwave it (if you're in a pinch). Top with HORSERADISH SAUCE (this is a necessity), and enjoy.
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I always keep at least one baked sweet potato and a couple of broiled chicken breasts in the fridge. I tried this the other day and it was really good (at least I liked it):
(1) Slice a half (or a whole) sweet potato in a bowl
(2) Heat in microwave for 60-90 seconds (depends on your microwave)
(3) Shred broiled chicken breast in a pan
(4) Add just enough BBQ sauce to coat the shredded chicken
(5) Add one serving of black beans (I use canned)
(6) Heat chicken, beans, and BBQ sauce together
(7) Once it's hot enough for you just pour it over the sliced sweet potato in the bowl.
It's fast and easy. Probably not a bad post-workout meal either.
I've also tried it with cashews added and that was good as well. Just depends on how many calories you're willing to consume.
Hope you like it!!
The way I've made pounds and pounds of sweetpotatoes:
Cut them into nice big 1" cubes, if you cut them too small the insides won't caramelize nicely. I leave the skin on and do about 4lbs at once.
Place cubes into LARGE tupperware (often requires 2 or 3 rounds for me) and add 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (Or enough to coat, might want a bit more) and spices!
My favourite spices are a Herbs de Provence Blend (It's basically Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano... a nice mix) and some salt and pepper. Close the tupperware and shake very well to get the spices all over the sweetpotatoes.
Place the cubes on a baking tray (I usually put mine on aluminum for easier cleanup) put into the oven at about 375-400. I cook them for about 35 minutes, just until the outsides get crispy and the inside is caramelized and sweet. Adjust the spices to your own taste, but these are soooo good.
Nutrition data for roasted sweetpotatoes is found at http://www.nutritiondata.com/foods-S...000000000.html .
(You would want cooked, baked in skin, with(out) salt)
I eat the top right one ( tastes like chestnut)
steamed sweet potatoes is tasty by it self.
Peel, sprinkle some olive oil and paprika and bake. DELISIOSO!!!
Not sure how they'll taste since I was experimenting this time, but I'll report in a while and tell how they turned out.
Oh man! u just reminded me, I have a recipe for sweet potato pancakes that is AMAZING and very popular at parties, as soon as I find it I'll post it
Okay, here's a post I had done over at BN that I think you guys will love. When I tried it I was extremely impressed:
Ok, guys, I just made this recipe I found and after trying it, the first thing that came to mind was that I HAD to post about it and share the wealth. I absolutely love it. I think it'll become a staple on workout days. It's a great blend of simple and complex carbs, fiber, etc.
You'll need these ingredients:
1 medium sweet potato (I used a large one but it tasted awesome anyway, so you might as well go big).
1 cup crushed ice (I just put cubes in the blender and they crushed themselves as I blended it all up).
1 1/2 cups of orange juice
2 tablespoons of honey
1 cup of plain yogurt (I only had 6 oz. on hand, but it was fine. It'd prob. be even smoother and creamier w/ the full 8 oz. I just wasn't going to the store for 2 oz. of yogurt).
1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
1. Cook sweet potato in boiling water until tender (I microwaved it for 6 and then 5 mins. after making a cross cut in it. Boiling seemed like it'd take too long and microwaving worked fine, so I went that route.). Cool, peel and mash until you have 1 cup of puree'. I'm sure I had more than a cup, but who cares when you want to max out on sweet potato consumption?
2. In a blender, puree' all ingredients until smooth and frothy. Serve cold.
So, I'm not kidding when I say this stuff tastes wonderful. The cinnamon adds a lot to it. It's really tasty, just slightly sweet. There's a ton of potassium in it, between the sweet potato, the banana and the oj. That would be ideal to fight muscle cramping.
The carbs would be tremendous...a blend of simple and complex, low and high glycemic...the majority being low from the sweet potato. There's a little protein from the yogurt, as well as yogurt cultures for a healthy gut.
I'm sure you could experiment w/ adding some protein powder to boost protein content, as long as it didn't thicken it up too much. Try this smoothie out and I think you guys will love it as much as I do.
Do you guys eat the skin?
I love cutting them thin and putting the slices in a frying pan with spray butter, then topping it with splenda and cinnamon
I'm going to try the mashed recipe... that sounds awesome and easy to pack for on the go meals
Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorites even plain, Im going to try to get my brother in laws recipe that he used to make a sweet potatoe based desert at thanksgiving (when i get it ill post it here)
I just tried the sweet potato fries...AWESOME! How long do you microwave a sweet potato for?