This was supposed to be my lunchbox but ended up, I’m using it for breakfast instead. Actually, breakfast has become my biggest meal of the day and so I try to eat something more substantial. Instead of the usual bread, I’ve been eating sweet potatoes. Apparently, sweet potatoes have lower carb content compared to the regular potatoes, which means, their glycemic load is lower. In addition, I read that they come with high levels of vitamins A,C, E, fiber and beta-carotene. Hence, sweet potatoes are great to combat free radicals which causes skin aging. Not only that, they’ve great anti-inflammatory nutrients and are good to restore radiance to our skin.
Besides skin benefits, I also learned that sweet potatoes are great for slimming, particularly if you want a flat tummy. I’m not sure if it really works as I’ve yet to experience the results, but it definitely sounds enticing. Anyway, here are some of my sweet potato breakfast packed in my lunchbox for your viewing pleasure.
Here you see baked yellow sweet potatoes which are sliced thickly, lightly seasoned with garlic salt and baked at 150º C for half an hour. The eggs are scrambled.
I also tried steaming purple sweet potatoes because I understand that steaming is a healthier alternative compared to baking. Purple sweet potatoes by the way, are higher in antioxidants but they taste about the same as the yellow flesh sweet potatoes.
Another variation of my breakfast is baked yellow sweet potatoes with baby carrots, cherry tomatoes and baked egg on ham. Looks yummy? Well, they taste yummy too!
For more information on the benefits of eating sweet potatoes, check out whfoods.org. If you like eating sweet potatoes too, share your thoughts with me. What is your favorite type of sweet potatoes?