Last week, I posted on the benefits of the potato as a training food for runners. That post got quite a bit of feedback in support of the spud. Several readers mentioned how much they enjoyed eating sweet potatoes as a training food. One reader, Ashley, described (in a comment she posted) a recipe she makes with sweet potatoes and Granny Smith apples that sounded awesome. So, I asked her to share it with us on the blog. It's simple to make and a great source of Vitamins A and C, Potassium, complex carbs, and fiber. Here's Ashley's recipe:
Sweet Potatoes and Granny Smith Apples
A little background: This recipe evolved from a recipe I found on line. Originally it called for ground mace, butter, and about 3x the brown sugar. I quickly learned that ground mace is not for me, must be a learned taste. So the next time I made it with cinnamon and a tiny bit of cloves. Then I decided to try it without butter, didn't even notice it was missing. Then I decided that the granny smith apples made it sweet enough that I could cut back on the brown sugar as well. This has been a hit with everyone I've made it for. It's easy to prepare and doesn't require exact measurements so it is easy to adjust the amount you want to make. The recipe below makes enough for about 8 servings.
Ingredients: 2 Large Sweet Potatoes 2-3 Granny Smith Apples Brown Sugar Ground Cinnamon Ground Cloves