But have to keep a close eye on managing your blood sugars? I do to both, and as someone with type one diabetes, I consciously and subconsciously make note of how all food makes me feel and how food affects my blood sugar.
Thanks to some advice I picked up from the Fat Burning Man, Abel James, who was a listed expert on “My Diet Is Better Than Yours,” he highlighted how to simply cut the glycemic impact of a sweet potato in half by boiling or steaming a sweet potato verse baking it. How easy! And so much more gentle on my blood sugar. In doing this small trick I can more often enjoy more sweet potato in one sitting. It’s the small things right? Recipe below if you want some hand-holding on how to make the best sweet potato.
|Prep and Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water.
- While steam is building up press or chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out more of its health-promoting properties.
- Cut potatoes in half and cut into 1/2″ slices. You do not neet to peel if they are organic.
- Steam sweet potaotes for no more than 7 minutes.
- Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss sweet potatoes with the remaining ingredients and any of the optional ingredients you desire while they are still hot.
Recipe credit: http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=recipe&dbid=325