18 December 2010

Such Sweet Sorrow


Since I mentioned yesterday that I will have to reduce my carbohydrate intake, as well as sugars, it occurred to me that 
I won't be able to eat the massive quantities of Sweet Potatoes in the New Year.



I don't think it's healthy to be addicted to the amount I am. 
Even though sweet potatoes are extremely healthy, having 
6-7 at one time just causes hypoglycemia. But slowly, 
I am working towards breaking this crazy habit!


But damn! These look good huh!


Time to stack the Sweet Potato Mountain again :)


Each one has a crispy outside and a tender inside... mmm


Also the Winner of my Hemp Hog Giveaway is...


Lequan @ LuvToEat

Congrats Lequan! Send me your shipping info to:
kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com

17 comments:

Meri said... [reply]

Perhaps flavoring another less starchy veg or even tofu with similar seasonings would help?
I do so love sweet taters though, good luck!

Meagan said... [reply]

That's SO much sweet potatoes to eat in one sitting. I'm surprised you can do it!!

lequan said... [reply]

hey Kelsey,

i don't blame you for being addicted to these, they ARE really yummy. hope your transition goes smoothly and easily...baby steps if you have to.

thank you for the giveaway win!

Kath said... [reply]

You're amazing that you can so many at once! :O And you won't have to give them up completely!

A thing that has worked very well for me (and that I still stick to) is to have a little protein with every meal. This will keep the blood sugar more stable and satisfy you longer. And I think there are lots of yummy things you can make with sweet potatoes and protein! Think sweet potato omelette, stir-fried sweet potato with chicken, baked sweet potato with greek yoghurt or sour creme (do you eat dairy?), baked salmon or sea trout on sweet potatoes, etc etc. Lots of possibilities! :D

Chelsea said... [reply]

I had the most perfect sweet potatoes with my dinner today and I thought of you, haha. ;)

Nicole said... [reply]

After seeing that hemp chocolate on your blog, I made a similar thing of my own. It was super good! I pureed dates with walnuts and hemp seeds (they have a surprisingly yummy taste!) then I rolled the paste into balls and covered them with dark chocolate. It was YUM! Congrats to the winner :)

ktbwood said... [reply]

OHHHHH my gosh- you make me want some TATERS!
PS got your email, beautiful. I totally understand and I really appreciate you sharing your heart with me. I am so glad it came across the way it did and we understood each other!
Sorry I didnt email you back, my email has been funky lately (its yahoo mail so ya know)
Saw your last post- you are in my prayers! everythings going to work out love!

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

Ah these look so good! I read your last post just now... good luck on everything! I'm also 21 and am getting ready to go out in the 'real world' soon. It's scary!

Natalie @ cinnamonbums said... [reply]

this is indeed a sweet sorrow kels.... i am very much going to miss your sweet potato mountains, but i know it is for good reason and i wish you best of luck with your health in 2011!! thank you so much for sharing in your last post...

movesnmunchies said... [reply]

that is my definition of a perfectly roasted sweet potato! crispy on the outside but so warm and gooey on the inside!

ytotheummy.com said... [reply]

mmm they look goood. andyou just reminded me that i asked my mother to buy me some sweet potatoes, and now i have to go check if she did or not...hmm. anyway, i've heard that about sweet potatoes too! it stinks, but too much of anything=bad.

Michal said... [reply]

You know I love sweet potatos! And this makes me sad!! Ill just have to eat a bunch for you ;)

sleepeat said... [reply]

Its totally understandable to be addicted to these things, they are irresistable! Especially with those spices and stuff :D

Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said... [reply]

these look really great. ive made some roasted root veggies a couple times this winter so far: sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, parsnips, carrots, all coated in salt, rosemary and oregano. mmm..

Marina said... [reply]

Hemphogs?! That's adorable! As well as your squirrel with a santa cap on! :)

Tatianna said... [reply]

Kelsey?!
I don't know what happened, but your blog fell off my google reader O_O
All this time I have been thinking that you stopped posting... i have so much catching up to do! Argh!

Hope you are well, and sweet potatoes are amazing :)

Jennifer said... [reply]

Best of luck with your new goal! It will be easier to manage once it's not freezing outside b/c you'll be craving salads instead of potatoes maybe?

good luck! =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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