Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving and slathering with marshmallows or butter. Sweet potatoes are chock-full of vitamins that reduce stress, boost immunity, help prevent heart attacks, and that make your skin look great. They’re also on the Clean Fifteen list, meaning that the non-organic version of sweet potatoes aren’t loaded with pesticides and you can save some cash at the grocery store.
I recently learned a great method of cooking sweet potatoes that makes them easier to use after a busy day at work. You can cook sweet potatoes in the microwave! Depending on the size, a sweet potato only needs 8 minutes in the microwave and it’s ready to eat. All you need to do to prep it is wash it and prick it with a fork all over to allow steam to escape (exploding sweet potatoes are not fun).
Although I mainly use sweet potatoes as a dinner ingredient, the sweetness is perfect for healthy desserts. I made cookies and added walnuts, a great healthy fat that’s loaded with essential animo acids and protein.