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    SWEET! potatoes

    so as of recently I have become a fiend for sweet potatoes! My trouble is that I especially love them baked and covered with butter and brown sugar.

    Does anyone know of some similar tasting, healthier alternatives? Or what are your thoughts on the brown sugar..
    I can't tell myself it's the "healthy whole grain version of white sugar" anymore ;-) haha

    Not just other ways too cook and eat them. I have a few other ways. I'm just a sucker for the brown sugar haha... Is there any kind of brown sugar alternative like splenda or something?

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    Maple syrup

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    Is that really any better than the brown sugar though? Health wise..

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    How about Earth Balance butter and Stevia or Xylitol? yum.
    Last edited by V-ROID; 08-01-2013 at 06:36 PM. Reason: not splenda!

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    Look up stevia. Simple sugars are really not a good thing. Unless ur a diabetic going into hypoglycemic shock... u need natural sugar if any. That's stevia

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    Mmmmm we did sweet potato oven fries this week with cinnamon, garlic, and chili powder. Phenomenal!

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    It doesn't have to be smothered. I use 5 grams of honey butter and 3-5 grams of brown sugar. That seems to be more than enough. For lunch today I just tossed one (285g) into the microwave and ate it naked (the potato - not me, lol)!

    Moderation is the secret to enjoying life! IMO of course...

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    I just wash them poke them with holes with a fork and microwave for 8-10 min. Cut them in big slices like thick chips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggle View Post
    Mmmmm we did sweet potato oven fries this week with cinnamon, garlic, and chili powder. Phenomenal!
    Hmm. Sounds tasty. Pm me n post a picture next time I'd like to see how they turn out.
    I've always wondered about making my own sweet potato "cakes" you know. Blend in some garlic. Onion. Spinach etc to oven cook. Just make up some "logs" like chrochet or however they're spelt. Usually got breadcrumbs on em. I'd probs miss out the bread crumbs ;+)
    Although. Now I say it. Lol. Damn mouths watering. Ima go eat!!!

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    http://forums.steroid.com/recipes/53...o-fingers.html

    You can get away with using only a little brown sugar here because it'll carmelize nicely on the grill and be sweet enough

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    I've started mixing my sweet potato in a vitamix along with almond milk and protein powder. It's damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmantheman View Post
    I've started mixing my sweet potato in a vitamix along with almond milk and protein powder. It's damn good.
    So you eat this as a drink or keep it thick like mashed potatoes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by starscream View Post
    So you eat this as a drink or keep it thick like mashed potatoes?
    I drink it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmantheman View Post
    I drink it.
    Sounds kinda tasty! What kind/flavor of protein powder have you tried?

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    Quote Originally Posted by starscream View Post
    Sounds kinda tasty! What kind/flavor of protein powder have you tried?
    So far just chocolate. I will sometimes add frozen fruit to the mix.

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    Ran out of sweet potatos (don't know how the hell that happened). Used a regular Russet instead and even with a little butter, cheese and bacon bits it's just not the same...

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