CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Nutrition
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Nutrition Diet, supplements, weightloss, health & longevity

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2004, 08:08 AM   #1
Chris Forbis
Member Chris Forbis is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Joplin  Missouri
Posts: 922
Looking for a new carb option for my zone eating and I am taking a long look at sweet potatoes / yams.

I know several people here eat the things, but I couldn't find any reference to how you all prepare them. I'm looking for the smallest amount of prep time possible, palatableness be damned. Thus far my search efforts on the web have yielded baking as being the simplest. Can it be done the night before to save even more time, or is there an even easier method? What do all the yam eaters here do?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 08:42 AM   #2
Scott Kustes
Member Scott Kustes is offline
 
Scott Kustes's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Louisville  KY
Posts: 1,258
On the rare occasions I eat one, I bake it. Takes about 45 minutes I believe (wrapped in foil), but some butter and cinnamon and they are scrumptious. I don't know about doing it the night before as I've never tried rewarming one. Course, if you can eat it cold, then I suppose you can prepare it whenever you want to.

Course, nothing tops mom's sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving. :happy:
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 10:34 AM   #3
Paul Theodorescu
Member Paul Theodorescu is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quebec  Quebec
Posts: 685
I just put it in the microwave for 5 minutes and then add cinnamon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
Mark Gebhard
Member Mark Gebhard is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin  TX
Posts: 186
Like Paul said, microwaving works. Baking it makes it taste so much better, though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
Mike Minium
Member Mike Minium is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Oakland  CA
Posts: 860
After I bake 'em, I like to mash 'em up with a fork in a bowl and spread butter over them while they're nice and hot. Mmmmm, can't wait for Thanksgiving.

Mike
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 05:44 AM   #6
Chris Forbis
Member Chris Forbis is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Joplin  Missouri
Posts: 922
I actually found these pre-wrapped sweet potatoes in the produce section. 5 minutes in the micro, and they're ready to eat. Not too bad either.

Thanks for all the info though...
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 07:10 AM   #7
Scott Parker
Member Scott Parker is offline
 
Scott Parker's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Denver  CO
Posts: 489
i just wash them off and put them in the microwave from about 6 minutes, cut them up, and eat; no butter, sugar, etc.

sometimes i'll put them in a bowl with some tuna, olive oil, pepper, green tabasco, and lime juice, mix it all up.

  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 09:26 AM   #8
Scott Kustes
Member Scott Kustes is offline
 
Scott Kustes's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Louisville  KY
Posts: 1,258
Mr. Parker, that sounds absolutely appetizing. And by appetizing, I mean horribly disgusting. :lame:
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 11:21 AM   #9
Robert Wolf
Member Robert Wolf is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chico  CA
Posts: 2,669
Imagine Scott's concotion and say 4 shots of tequilla....yikes!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 11:44 AM   #10
John de la Garza
Member John de la Garza is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Garden Grove  ca
Posts: 212
I slice them up into 1/4 inch slices then pan fry them in butter or coconut oil then add salt.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sweet Potato recipes Michael Lynn Nutrition 9 03-28-2007 07:06 PM
Boiled sweet potato Frank Menendez Nutrition 16 01-11-2007 03:31 AM
Tubers - sweet potato vs regular Travis Mulroy Nutrition 7 06-14-2006 10:44 AM
Sweet Potato Zone Portion Size... Joseph Blaire Nutrition 4 06-03-2005 09:24 PM
Sweet potato serving size Michael Hill Nutrition 1 04-28-2004 12:55 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:06 AM.


CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.