Sweet Potato Blog

Sweet potatoes seem to go hand in hand with the holiday season. The great thing is that eating these and other sweet vegetables needn’t be limited to this time of year. Cravings for sweets can be greatly reduced by adding sweet vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, yams, parsnips, beets, squash, turnips, and rutabagas to your daily diet. 

Sweet potatoes elevate blood sugar gently, different than the spike and crash that comes with consuming simple refined carbohydrates.  Sweet Potatoes are much higher in nutrients than white potatoes and contain large amounts of Vitamin A.

Sweet Potatoes are healing to the stomach, spleen, pancreas and reproductive organs and help to remove toxins from the body. They have the ability to increase the amount of milk in lactating women and can lessen cramps and premenstrual symptoms.

Grab the sweet potatoes out of your kitchen, or run out and buy some….(organic and local, if possible) then…try the recipe at the bottom of the page!

Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro

This recipe is an eye-opener for those who find sweet potatoes too sweet or those who might want to mix-it up from the usual sweet potato recipe!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings

4 sweet potatoes
1/2 bunch of cilantro
2-3 limes
butter or olive oil, salt (option)

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