Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

As a kid one of my favorite recipes was scalloped potatoes, usually my mother made these with the New Years, or Easter Hams she made each year, I honestly haven't had them since I was a child and keep saying that I should get around to making them. I was happy when I saw the updated version of scalloped potatoes in a "Scalloped Sweet Potatoes," version. Sweet potatoes are a little bit of a healthier option when it comes to potatoes. Don't get me wrong, potatoes do have a good nutritional value, and they can be better for you than bread or grains. But, sweet potatoes just have a lot more flavour and vitamins packed into them as well!

This website is written by Mike, a healthy guy who likes to swim, bike and run, he also likes to cook, write and do photography. Mike came up with the name The Iron You, as he is an energetic triathlete and an Ironman. The Ironman is a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile cycle, and finished by a 26.2 mile marathon all to completed in sixteen hours, to be able to accomplish this is a testament to someones hard work and fitness level. He likes the idea of bringing out the best in us, a healthier version of ourselves through nutrition, regular exercise and a healthier lifestyle with food as its base, because food as we all should know has the power to make us feel good or bad depending on what we eat. We would have less disease if people ate good, natural foods instead of boxed and refined foods that you see on grocery store shelves all of the time. We would be doing ourselves a favour, by going back to how our grandparents used to eat and eat a more natural diet filled with fruits, vegetables, which are so good for us.

Sweet potatoes are a starchy, sweet tasting root vegetable. The smooth skin can range in color between yellow, orange, red, brown, purple and beige. Its inside flesh can range from beige to white, red, pink, violet, yellow, orange and purple. Sweet potato with white or pale yellow flesh are known to be less sweet and moist then those with red, pink or orange flesh. The origins of the sweet potato are either in Central America, or South America. There is evidence that they have been around sin 8000 BC. The sweet potato is rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre, beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and manganese. The Vitamin C content changes when the sweet potato is baked, thus becoming higher. Sweet potatoes have recently gained in popularity and are used in place of potatoes as they are a healthier version. Sweet potatoes are excellent in soups, stews, baked with flax seed oil or butter to finish, a healthier version of potato chips is sweet potato chips, they can be baked and used in salads, and in sweet potato fries also said to be healthier than regular french fries.

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