Sunday, February 8, 2009

Best foods for active people: sweet potato

One of my top 10 favorite foods are sweet potatoes. I eat them at least twice a week. When I am in a hurry, I just heat them in the microwave (I bake a bunch on the weekend, so they are ready to go on weekdays) and sprinkle some spices on them (ginger, cinnamon). If I have more time, I stew them with red beans, tomatoes, green bell peppers and curry. During the summer, we roast them on the BBQ. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering just writing this.

Sweet potatoes are one of the best foods for active people too. They have lots of carbs, zero fat (peanut butter on them is tasty!), rich in fiber, and plenty of vitamins A, C, iron, calcium, and decent amounts of protein. After a long run, they are filling and a real comfort-food treat.

It is always the simple things in life that make us smile. A beautiful orange colored steaming hot out-of-the-oven sweet potato is guaranteed to make my day. I highly recommend it.

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