Fall is flourishing. If you haven’t already, it’s time to support the season with a sampling of some favorite fall foods. The featured food of this week is the oh-so-amazing sweet potato. Get on board with fall and incorporate some healthy, simple sweet potato options into your meal plan. Support your fitness goals, savor some deliciousness, and fuel up for your next workout at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym.
Not only are sweet potatoes one of fall’s seasonal staple foods, but they are also jammed with some pretty sweet benefits:
- Fat free
- High in fiber
- Rich in Vitamin A and C
- A healthy carb source
- An amazing source of beta-carotene
- Packed with anti-oxidant nutrients
- Chock-full of anti-inflammatory agents
- Shown to improve blood sugar regulation
It’s no lie: Sweet potatoes are an incredibly sweet, self-supporting nutritional addition.
So, what’s on the menu?
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Work with one medium-sized sweet potato, two cage free organic eggs, and about ¼ cup coconut flour. Mix it all together to create the consistency of pancake batter. Cook it up like a pancake. Sprinkle on some cinnamon. Voila! Have yourself some sweet potato pancakes prepared to perfection.
Three-Minute Sweet Potato Fuel
Boost your energy and fuel up with two delicious power foods. Pop one sweet potato in the microwave for two minutes. Slice it in half, then nuke it for another minute. Next, slice it up a few times and top it with some sliced avocado. Sprinkle some fresh cracked pepper on the sweet potato/avocado creation and BOOM: Instant, savory, and nutritious fuel.
Sweet Potato Fries
Chop these suckers up like fries, spray them with some coconut oil spray, and top them with some Vietnamese Saigon Cassia Cinnamon by Betty Crocker. If you don’t have or want to purchase the fancy spice mix, sprinkle on some typical fall spices: cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc. Get creative in the kitchen!
Oh, how sweet it is!
Carb up for your next workout at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym with some yummy, nourishing sweet potato fuel.
Happy, healthy eating!
* If you are seeking additional nutritional guidance, the Pivotal Fitness Greenville health club has nutritional and weight loss programs designed to help you achieve your fitness goals.