Sunday, April 24, 2011

Finally A Carb That is Good For You!

I was thrilled when my co worker told me that sweet potatoes are complex carbs!  

Complex carbs like sweet potatoes have longer chains of molecules, which take the digestive system longer to break down, so they enter the bloodstream more slowly, raising blood sugars more gradually — keeping you from experiencing a big spike and subsequent drop-off in both blood sugar and energy.

Below is a recipe I got from a good friend (thank you Lindsey) that I thought you would enjoy.  

Here are few other examples of carbs that are good for you
soy milk & non fat milk (less sugar)
Whole grains: Specifically buckwheat, oat bran & oatmeal
Brown rice or wild rice 
Apples, pears, strawberries & oranges

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Yield: 2 to 3 servings

2 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges (about 8 wedges per potato)
1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, oil and Cajun seasoning. Mix well to evenly coat wedges.
3. Spread the wedges in a single layer on one (or two, if needed) ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and brown on one side. Flip fries over and bake for another 30 minutes or until the wedges are crispy on the outside and tender inside.

1 comment:

  1. ughhh I literally make them once a week..this exact recipe! I also just slice in half longwise and spray some spray butter and sprinkle some Cinnamon and bake it for like 20 Minutes!!!

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