Jon and Julieanna Cooking Yams Video

Yams are a great alternative to eating potatoes. Here is Jon Ham and Julieanna creating a tasty and healthy Yam dish. Yams are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They are also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium ...
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Jon and Julieanna Cooking Yams Yams! Fitness on the Run www.fitnesstrainingbyjon.com www.plnatbaseddietitian.com Jon: Hey Jon and Julieanna Hever and today we’re going to talk about potatoes and yams. Julieanna: The potato is not a potato Jon: That’s right exactly. Potatoes by themselves are not necessarily a bad food to eat. Julieanna: They’re great. Jon: But most people who eat potatoes eat garbage potatoes where they add a bunch of garbage to the potatoes and they can taste better. Julieanna: Like sour cream and butter and cheese. Jon: Garlic. Julieanna: Oh god. Jon: Alright so yams are a great way to get around that and yams are more flavorful and they have a lot more nutrients and vitamins in them and just potatoes and they have all that starchy good ness that you need for athletic events if you’re in heavy training. Julieanna: Endurance. Jon: All you athletes out there and runners and cyclers out there this is probably one of the best powerfoods that you can eat right here yams. Julieanna: Absolutely. Jon: Okay so this yam recipe we’re going to make tonight is a— we just spiced up some yams and added some cinnamon to it and on top of that cinnamon we’re going to add the spiced pineapples. Julieanna: For some vitamin C. Jon: Correct. Julieanna: Flavor. Jon: And also a little bit of sugar to add to. I know growing up in my household yams on Thanksgiving and Easter were consisted of adding butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar. We’ll we’re not going to do that because we don’t need it and these are play good. Julieanna: You don’t need to put flavor or anything. Jon: Right so we’re going to use these natural sugars out of these fruits and also we’re going to add a little bit of orange juice so they don’t dry out I don’t think they will but just incase. Julieanna: It’s pretty. Jon: Yeah and then we have the oven on 400 right now and we’re going to add this orange juice. We’re going to put this in the oven and let it go for about 20 minutes and then we’ll come back. Julieanna: Here they are we plated it and Jon I think we need a very clever to fit in because you’ve got this like full of fiber and beta-carotene, vitamin A rich sweet potatoes and you’ve added all the—pineapple and all the special enzymes that come along with pineapple and it’s all used within the yams as well cinnamon is a very important spice because it helps with your insulin and it helps with you digesting of the glucose though let’s try it. It’s full of nutrition and I think we got a lot of health benefits. Jon: It sure smells good. I‘ll tell you. Julieanna: It smells so good and it’s very colorful too. So the taste is good. Jon: Yum. Like you don’t need to add brown sugar, you don’t need to add all that stuff that makes this meal bad because this by itself is fantastic and so good for you. Julieanna: Very sweet taste like dessert to me this is dessert. Jon: Yeah. Julieanna: Good job. Really creative Jon: Thank you. Julieanna: And healthy. Jon: So all you athletes out there take note eat this it’s really god. Julieanna: Nothing bad in here whatsoever and also for good long endurance runners and things like that. Jon: Okay. Julieanna: You’re going to build up your gym level yeah. Often pretty good. Cheers to that. Jon: Thank you.

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