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


  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, diced (if organic, do not peel)
  • 2 cloves chopped or press garlic
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBS ground pumpkin seeds
  • 2 TB fresh chopped rosemary
  • Optional:
  • 1/2 onion slice (cook with the sweet potatoes)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  1. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut potatoes in half and cut into 1/2″ slices. You do not neet to peel if they are organic.
  4. Steam sweet potaotes for no more than 7 minutes.
  5. 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.

Serves 2

Recipe credit: http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=recipe&dbid=325