Growing up, I never enjoyed vegetables that much. Sure, I learned to eat brussel sprouts, broccoli, lima beans, cabbage, and onions but I never particularly enjoyed them...

Now that I'm a bit older and my palate has matured, I have discovered that, indeed, the above vegetables suck. (I know, I know; some people like broccoli... But I'm with George on this one.) However, there are vegetables that don't suck! In addition, they're super easy to eat and they're good for you!

How to Eat Sweet Potatoes

Contrary to typical North American belief, sweet potatoes are not yams. Yams are yams. Sweet potatoes are sweet potatoes. They're not even related. Nor are sweet potatoes related to potatoes. Sweet potatoes are simply delicious and easy.

Sweet potatoes, uncooked

Maybe it's getting late and you want something quick, tasty, and filling. Follow these easy steps:

  • Buy a sweet potato.
  • Put it on a plate.
  • Pierce it several times along the top with a knife.
  • Put it in the microwave for 6-12 minutes, depending on its size. (It should feel soft around the edges.)
  • Use knife to cut it in half, and leave it alone while the steam billows out.
  • Scoop into a bowl.
  • Mash with fork or don't.
  • Add butter or brown sugar or salt or none of the above.
  • Gain awesome nutrition!

Delicious sweet potato

You may repeat these steps if you become hungry again.