Carbohydrates often get a bad name, but it's important to know that not all carbs are created equal. The ones found in "sweet-yam-po-tots" are really important for energy and fuel, especially if you are having intense workouts. They are perfect to have pre-workout, post-workout or even both! Don't forget to pair with a healthy protein source, too!
You can cook sweet potatoes many ways: 1) microwave if you're in a rush; 2) crock pot if you want to leave and forget it; 3) bake in tin foil in whole form; 4) bake fries. There are probably plenty of other creative ways to cook them, but those are just a few simple ideas to start! In fact, while doing my Google searching I came across a great site with tons of delicious looking recipes you can check out, too: http://www.casweetpotatoes.com/
Almost every Sunday, I bake a bunch of "chips" to last throughout the week. It's an easy meal prep option that yields a large amount of food with minimal effort. Though some of this may seem self explanatory and not complicated, here's a step-by-step for you to follow along with! Included is a couple tips that I've learned over time (after making these dozens and dozens of times) that will hopefully help you, too!
Some weeks I bake the white sweet potatoes, other weekends I bake the orange. It all just depends on my mood when shopping. But thanks to an idea from my Team Edge teammates, switched it up this weekend and baked both varieties together. This may become the new normal over here!
Tip: Wait until the sweet potatoes/yams cool before adding a lid and placing in fridge. Do it too soon and you'll lose the crisp that makes these so good! They could end up soggy instead.
Try this out for your next meal prep and let me know how they turn out. Tweet @LMFitnessLife or if you take a pic on Instagram tag @LittleMsFitness. Enjoy!