I have been having a love affair with sweet potatoes lately.
They are packed full of amazing nutrients and they taste SO good.
They also are perfect for diabetics.
Sweet potatoes are a low-glycemic index (GI) food.
The glycemic index measures how quickly certain foods release carbohydrates into the body.
High-GI foods cause blood sugar levels to spike, while low-GI foods release glucose slowly into the bloodstream.
You could easily skip the turkey and this would be a yummy vegetarian side dish.
I made it for breakfast, but you could easily serve it anytime of day!
- 1 sweet potato
- ½ red pepper, diced
- 3 green onions, diced
- leftover turkey, chopped into pieces (optional)
- 1 Tbsp of butter - maybe a little less (I never measure)
- onion powder - a couple shakes
- cayenne pepper - just a tiny dash for a touch of heat
- salt and pepper to taste
- sprinkle of cheddar cheese (optional)
- Stab a sweet potato and microwave it for 5 min.
- Remove from microwave, peel off skin and dice.
- In a skillet, on medium-high heat, put butter and peppers and sauté for a couple minutes.
- Add potato pieces and continue sautéing.
- While sauté, add spices, turkey bits and green onions.
- Add a sprinkle of cheddar and enjoy!