I used to hate sweet potatoes until a couple of years ago but now they are one of my favorite things to eat.

Some of my co-workers say that they can’t stand sweet potatoes unless they are covered in brown sugar or a ton of butter or marshmallows, but I don’t think they are giving this vegetable the chance it deserves.

I beg you – give sweet potatoes a chance.

When you purchase a sweet potato choose ones that are firm, medium sized and have smooth skin.

You can store them in a cool, dark place but I usually leave them on the fruit and veggie stand in the corner of my countertop and they are just fine.

Sweet potatoes are fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol fee; low in sodium; a good source of dietary fiber and potassium and high in vitamin A & vitamin C, surprisingly.

To bake a sweet potato in the oven, heat it to 400° F. Poke a few holes on the top of them with a fork. Place them on a baking sheet lined with foil.  Bake for about 45 minutes until they are tender.

If you don’t eat them right away they store well in the refrigerator.  These will be a healthy compliment to any meat.

 

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