Is there really a sweet potato recipe without the brown sugar and marshmallow??

In heatlhy eating, recipes, Uncategorized, wellness on November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm
It’s that time of year when we all think of tubular vegetables–you know, parsnips, carrots, turnips and, of course, sweet potatoes.  Sweet potatoes are probably one of the healthiest things you can eat, loaded with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients as well as those that are related to blood sugar.
For all you pet enthusiasts, even animals can benefit; in fact, I was once told by a vet to give my ill, non-eating dog some mashed up sweet potatoes (without the sugar, marshmallow, butter and goo, of course!)
They also taste great–they have a smooth and creamy consistency and taste sweet like a dessert (which helps you tame that sweet tooth–and who wouldn’t like that??) Here’s the best news of all–they don’t have to be smothered in that unhealthy stuff to take great.
Recipe from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Prep:                 10 minutes
Cooking:           30 to 40 minutes
Yield:                 4 Servings
Butter or oil, salt (optional


Wash the sweet potatoes and bake them whole, in their skins, at 375 degrees until tender, about 40 minutes. Wash and chop cilantro leaves. When sweet potatoes are done, slit open the skin and place on serving plate. Season with salt and dots of butter or a sprinkle of oil, if you like, then squeeze fresh lime juice all over, and shower with cilantro leaves.

About Irene:

Irene Ross is a certified nutrition and health coach who helps people get off the diet roller coaster–to lose the weight, keep it off and let your “fabulousness” shine.  Her website is:

“Healthy weight is a lot more about simply walking away with a list of so-called good foods and bad foods. It’s about a lot of things. Like learning how to balance blood sugar and knowing about the connection between hormones and processed foods and the adrenals and thyroid–among other things. And they need to know that everything feeds us; for instance, career, relationships, self-care, because if just one thing is out of balance they’ll always be, well, hungry.

In short, I help individuals investigate new roads and new areas of development, then provide them with the resources to take action.”

Irene sees people individually or in groups, presents workshops and lectures and creates employee wellness programs.”

There’s something for every budget, from teleseminars to platinum “Six Step Systems” to VIP Days for those who just want very fast, concentrated results.

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Author of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Day: Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life, Irene is also a nutrition and wellness pro for our 4-legged furry friends and writes frequently on those topics.

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