Walnut Sweet Potato Salad

Happy February!  Did you know that February is National Sweet Potato Month? (and also Fiber Focus month... just sayin')

I could go on about these guys, I loooove sweet potatoes.  Whether roasted, mashed, baked... I'll take 'em!  They are a great source of carbohydrates and they are delicious- even better than regular taters in my opinion.  One of my other posts on sweet potatoes discusses the health benefits, but here is a little refresher: 

Health Benefits:

  • Great source of carbohydrates because of their low glycemic index (meaning they raise your blood sugar at a slower rate, causing a more steady release of insulin).  They are a source of balanced energy without blood sugar spikes, leading to the storage of fat.  
  • Like carrots, they are high in carotenoids such as beta-carotene, giving them their orange color.  These aid in eye health, skin health and protect against aging.  
  • They are good for your heart!  They have a high content of B6, which helps keep the blood passageways clear and healthy.  Also, the antioxidants present in sweet potatoes aid in your healthy heart.
  • Additionally a great source of fiber (7g/serving), potassium, Vitamin C and Manganese

The other day, I topped my salad with some of these sweet potatoes I pan-cooked over the stove.  See how to char the potatoes here!



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