Sweet potatoes make for some great low GI recipes. There are many variations to try. Have a go and experiment to see which you prefer.
Learning how to use different variations in cooking to make something taste better is good, especially when you have to stick to a low GI diet. People might think it is the end of the world when they are told that they have to stay off their favorite potatoes and lets face it, everyone loves a good old potato. There is so much you can do with it. What would you do without french fries? You doctor suggests a sweet potato, but you are thinking that this is just not the same. You might also think twice if you are struggling to find low GI vegetarian recipes
Here are three methods of using sweet potatoes in cooking that might change your mind:
Mashed Sweet potato
There are many variations with low GI recipes when it comes to mash. This has a different taste to your normal potato. It is great with a little butter and can be spiced up with some paprika. You could also add some chopped chili. Definitely add some garlic for extra flavoring. Adding an olive or Basil pesto is also a nice variation Some people like to mix this with other vegetables, but stay away from pumpkin and other vegetables that contain a lot of sugar.
Sweet Potato Wedges
This is an easy low GI recipe. Cut the potato in half and then half twice more length ways until you have a couple of wedges. This is great with a few spices or you could just mix chopped herbs with a little olive oil and rub it on the wedges. Leave them in the oven until they are golden brown.
Sweet Potato Fritters
This could even be served at breakfast time. Just prepare them like you would your normal fritter and fry them in a little olive oil. Don’t turn them over too quickly otherwise they will fall apart.