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Old 07-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #11
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

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If I die from this I'm coming back to haunt you. All of you.
I used to feel the same way. Now I'd much rather eat a sweet potato than a regular ol' russet. Sweet potatoes have much more flavor, imho.

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:22 PM   #12
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

I usually bake 2-3, cut them in 1/2, and put them in a container in the fridge. I usually eat them cold and plain. I recently started mixing them with baked chicken and cheese. Actually tastes really good.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

I peel and slice them (sweet potato fries), put a little cooking oil and spices on them, then bake in the oven at 350-400 for about 30 minutes, turning/ flipping them every 10 minutes. I think they would keep for a week but don't know because we like them so much, they get consumed pretty quickly.

Favorite spice mixture for 3-4 large potatoes is:
1/2 - 1 TBS of lite salt
1 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/8-1/2 tsp of cayenne (depending on your taste for spiciness)
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #14
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

Wrapping in tinfoil = steaming. Baking in oven uncovered = carmelized (tasty).

We do this 2x/week:

Wash 6-8 sweet potatoes and poke holes around with a fork. Bake at 390 for 45 minutes, roll them and continue baking approximately 30 more minutes until soft.

Allow to cool and peel. Put in a bowl and mash them up. Add 1-2 cups unsweetened apple sauce and roughly 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Change amounts to your taste.

Can re-heat or even eat cold. Sometimes I add a little sea salt to my serving.

Have done the sweet potato wedges (baked with olive oil & sea salt) which are also good. The mashed is less work.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #15
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

Sorry in advance for the hijack but I have a question about potatoes.

If I do eat sweet potatoes its usually an hour after some PWO fruit and shake. Someone at my box said that white potatoes are better because they are digested more quickly.

Any comments on this? And should I still eat the sweet potato even if it is not technically PWO?

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #16
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

In the summer, rather than turning the oven on, I peal and chop 5 or 6 and boil them in water until soft.

Mash them and add butter or coconut oil with salt, pepper, a touch of brown sugar, and cinnamon.

You can store these in a big tub in the fridge. Heat individual servings in the microwave or eat them cold.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #17
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

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In the summer, rather than turning the oven on, I peal and chop 5 or 6 and boil them in water until soft.

Mash them and add butter or coconut oil with salt, pepper, a touch of brown sugar, and cinnamon.

You can store these in a big tub in the fridge. Heat individual servings in the microwave or eat them cold.
I love sweet mash. This would be fine to also freeze.
My other favourite for something different. Add broccoli, beans, carrots any veggies you like really, to the sweet potato and mash the lot. This heats up really nice the next day with some grilled chicken.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:05 AM   #18
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

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Sorry in advance for the hijack but I have a question about potatoes.

If I do eat sweet potatoes its usually an hour after some PWO fruit and shake. Someone at my box said that white potatoes are better because they are digested more quickly.
White potatoes do have a higher GI than sweet potatoes so in theory they would be a better choice PWO. However, potatoes and sweet potatoes are both quite low in calories and carbohydrates so unless you're prepared to eat quite a lot of spuds something like white rice or even a sports drink would be a better choice PWO assuming your goal is to replenish glycogen stores in the shortest possible time.

International Tables of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Values: 2008.

Table A1. Glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) values determined in subjects with normal glucose tolerance: 2008.

Table A2. Glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) values determined in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance, small subject numbers or values showing wide variability: 2008.

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Any comments on this? And should I still eat the sweet potato even if it is not technically PWO?
There's no reason why you can't eat potatoes or sweet potatoes anytime you want.

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Old 08-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #19
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

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White potatoes do have a higher GI than sweet potatoes so in theory they would be a better choice PWO. However, potatoes and sweet potatoes are both quite low in calories and carbohydrates so unless you're prepared to eat quite a lot of spuds something like white rice or even a sports drink would be a better choice PWO assuming your goal is to replenish glycogen stores in the shortest possible time.

International Tables of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Values: 2008.

Table A1. Glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) values determined in subjects with normal glucose tolerance: 2008.

Table A2. Glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) values determined in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance, small subject numbers or values showing wide variability: 2008.



There's no reason why you can't eat potatoes or sweet potatoes anytime you want.

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:25 PM   #20
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Re: Lazy man's baked sweet potato recipe?

I have been microwaving them for 10 minutes then once the BBQ is ready to go throwing them on the grill wrapped in foil with whatever else I am making! Perfect easy summer food!
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