A YAM Good Friday! #FridayFive

Fall is so much fun! Scarves, Leaves, Boots, Leggings, Candles, Cool Weather, and GREAT FOOD!

I'm linking up to the Friday Five with Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What and talking about Favorite Fall Foods! five-favorite-fall-foods-1024x1024

So....how bout 5 ways to cook the ultimate Fall food!

Yep, I'm talking about a YAM! 

Did you know...that a serving of sweet potato (about 1 cup) contains:

-180 calories

-4 grams of protein

-7 grams of fiber

-0 grams of fat

-13 grams of sugar

So all in all, these yummy potatoes are pretty good for you! But in moderation, because even though the 13 grams of sugar are natural sugar, too much, can be too much! 

395592-182317-30Did you also know that.....

 I grew up in Gilmer, TX. a small town in East Texas, where we celebrate YAM's....Sweet Potatoes, yes! Actually the festival is called the YAMboree!

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And although I grew up in this town, and yearly celebrated the Yamboree, I admit, I only just began eating sweet potatoes this year!

I'm a little obsessed these days, so...instead of Five Fall Favorite Foods, I'm sticking with the same food, and just sharing

5 great ways to cook Yams this Fall! 

1) My latest love, baked sweet potato sticks/fries

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So yummy! Just slice em up, toss them around with Olive Oil, salt them, and bake them at 350degrees for 35min! These are so yum and tasty, and even better than fries, because they aren't deep fried! Plus, my 7month old is loving these!

2) Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

3) Sweet Potato Chips

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Another one of my favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes, is by making sweet potato chips.  If you cook these right, and get them crispy, they are a great snack to carry around when you get hungry! Check out my recent post HERE for the recipe and how to make these!

4) Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon

5) Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole

[Tweet "5 Awesome ways to eat Sweet Potatoes this Fall! @NFSisters #FridayFive #Sweatpink #Fitfluential"]

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I'm also linking up to Fitness Friday with Jill Conyers!

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Remember to sign up for the HOLIDAY #FitFabFuelSwap! Signups end on Monday! Go HERE

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