Posts Tagged sweet potatoes

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables

This is a great fall recipe and it’s incredibly simple. Grab a colorful variety of your favorite root vegetables: carrots, beets, potatoes, squash, parsnips, or whatever sounds good to you, chop them up into bite-size pieces, toss them with some oil and seasonings, and roast away! Packed with good carbs and vitamins, you can serve this as a side dish or a main […]

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Sweet Potato Maple Muffins

Sweet Potato Maple Muffins

Sweet potatoes are a must-have fuel source for plant-based athletes. These versatile and tasty tubers are jam-packed with nutritional benefits. They’re a good source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, iron, and potassium. Sweet potatoes are also a rich source of energy in the form of complex carbohydrates. Carbo-loading before long training days with starchy sweet potatoes is a great way […]

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Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition – Principle #2

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This is the second of an eight-part series: Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition Principle #2: Vitamins and Supplements are Not a Panacea for Good Health In my last post, I talked about nutrition being a complex system of countless nutrients all working together to provide our bodies with everything they need for optimal health. Too often, however, people think that they can continue to […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seeds

 I found this recipe in Brendan Brazier’s book Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life and it has become a family favorite. It’s easy to prepare, delicious, and provides a ton of great nutrition: mainly complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, iron, and protein. These sweet potatoes along side a big salad of mixed greens makes for a well-balanced […]

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