Baked Yam ‘Fries’ – A Great Option for Endurance Athletes
For fellow endurance
athletes, our choices of sports nutrition products on the market leave a lot to
be desired. Yams are an excellent
choice to help fuel the body for training and racing, and the addition of a
pinch of salt helps to prepare for the electrolytes that will be lost through
sweat. Easy, tasty and
without the saponins you’d find in potato-derived French Fries.
Two large, 8 – 10 oz yams
2 Tablespoons cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
-Preheat oven to broil.
-Wash, then slice the yams into ½” thick, by ½” wide by 3-4
“ long strips (depending on the size of the yam). Most importantly, keep the size of all the slices the same
to ensure even cooking.
-Toss well with the oil to ensure the yam pieces are evenly
-Place on rimmed baking sheet, lined with a piece of
parchment paper (makes for an easy clean-up).
-Broil for 10’ on one side, then turn over and broil
10’. Yams are done when easily
pierced with a fork. Remove from
oven, then sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
-Let cool 5 minutes before eating.
-These will store quite well in the refrigerator and are
perfect for right before or after your endurance workout.