Delicious AND Nutritious!

I cut up 3 sweet potatoes (with skins on) and added 1 cup of chicken broth along with some slices of turkey sausage. I cooked them in the crock pot for 6 hours - and we had a delicious meal. I didn't realize how nutritious it was until I read the following:

According to nutritionists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the single most important dietary change for most people is replacing fatty foods with foods rich in complex carbohydrates, such as sweet potatoes.

CSPI ranked the sweet potato number one in nutrition of all vegetables. With a score of 184, the sweet potato outscored the next highest vegetable by more than 100 points. Points were given for content of dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars and complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Points were deducted for fat content (especially saturated fat), sodium, cholesterol, added refined sugars and caffeine. The higher the score, the more nutritious the food.

The numbers for the nutritional sweet potato speak for themselves: almost twice the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A,  42%of the recommendation for vitamin C, four times the RDA for beta carotene, and, when eaten with the skin, sweet potatoes have more fiber than oatmeal. All these benefits with only about 130 to 160 calories!


  1. Rebecca, I am now going to have sweet potoates done in my slow cooker for supper, I may run down to the store and get some sausage to add to it....thank you my friend for reminding me how easy it is to eat healthy. I had beets a couple of weeks ago after reading one of your post....I love your menu's, thank you for sharing........:-) Hugs

  2. That sounds tasty. I may have to try that in my menu this week.

  3. Rebecca, I had the same supper as you and I absolutely loved it.....I have enough left over for tomorrow. I get so tired of trying to think of something different for my meals so I absolutely love it when I get suggestions from my blogger friends....just had to say thank you.
    Have a blessed Sunday......:-) Hugs

  4. Thanks for sharing this, sounds really good.

  5. Thanks for sharing, Rebecca. I love sweet potatoes. There's so much you can do with them; and they are quite delicious.