Monday, December 6, 2010

Healthy Holidays!

Part of an attempted series of posts highlighting yummy holiday food that won't make you fat.

Today, it's sweet potatoes. Now, if you want the fat-making version, load a bunch of brown sugar, butter and maybe even some marshmallows onto your sweet potatoes. Congratulations, you've just turned one of the healthiest foods on the planet into junk food!
I have to say, I don't understand adding sugar to sweet potatoes. It's like adding sugar to sugar. Sweet potatoes have LOTS of flavor and sweetness already; you just have to bring it out. I find the best way is to roast them. Roasting brings out the sugars and caramelizes them and they taste amazing! Just dice them into 1" cubes, toss in a little olive oil and salt and pepper, put in the oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, and you're done! VERY delish and loaded with vitamins!! Healthy food status remains intact!

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