Hi, everybody! We’re days away from diving into one of the most challenging and difficult times of the year for staying fit and eating right. You know what I’m talking about. Thanksgiving!Let’s keep it a happy and healthy one for you, your friends and family. It’s perfectly okay to say “yes!” to a tiny bit of indulgence at the dinner table. How often do you really get to enjoy stuffing and cranberry salad, anyway? But say “no!” to obscene amounts of traditional side dishes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a half cup of mashed potatoes with gravy contains 110 calories. Easily quadruple that for your average Thanksgiving Day portion. Exactly… Speaking of spuds, I’ve got just the recipe for you! I call it the “Night Before Run” Sweet Potato Recipe (see below), designed especially for those Thursday morning “Turkey Trots” that are becoming increasingly popular across the country. For some, it’s a personal commitment to go running Thanksgiving morning, go the extra mile, or even run in an organized theme race. Running In The USA does a really nice job of listing Turkey Trots in your area. And, without further ado, here’s my super-easy, economical recipe:
- Take 1/2 sweet potato and cut width-wide into 1/4” slices.
- Spread onto baking sheet and lightly brush each side with coconut oil or EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). Sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt.
- Bake at 375°F for 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven and altitude, making sure to flip each potato slice halfway though the cooking time.