Fit Food: The Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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Fit Food: The Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Whether you want to bulk up or lose weight, working this fiber-rich vegetable into your diet will help you reach your fitness goals. Here, six easy recipes.
Why buy a bag of gross, greasy snack foodwhen you can make these nutrient-packed chips at home? To get started, turn your oven to 375 degrees. While it warms, nuke a couple of medium peeled sweet potatoes for a minute. Cut the warm spuds into very thin slices. “Then toss them with fresh diced herbs—rosemary or thyme is perfect—plus a bit of oil," says Lyniece North Talmadge, author of The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook. Bake them in single layer on a nonstick baking sheet for 30 to 45 minutes, or until crispy. For more flavor, use salt and pepper or a bit of balsamic vinegar.


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