Fiber Is Key Every Morning — Do You Get Enough?

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With March being National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and National Nutrition Month, this is a nutritional opportunity to ask yourself if you’re getting at least 8 grams of fiber at breakfast. After all, fiber is a key player when it comes to colon cancer prevention and so much more.

So “put your best fork forward” and try changing up what you eat by making my Fiberized Sweet Potato To Go. All you need is one evening and you’ve got breakfast for the whole week, proving that healthier =/= harder. In fact, I’d even say that this recipe is easier than most others. 🙂

The perks?

You get a whopping 11 grams of fiber (cancer prevention, blood sugar regulating, heart healthy,  it’s totally clean (single ingredient foods), and it’ll prevent your waistline from resembling the coastline with just 210 calories. nutritional opportunity to ask yourself if you’re getting at least 8 grams of fiber at breakfast

As you can see, all it takes is one small change today to lead to a healthier you tomorrow. To join others striving towards the same goal, become a part of the PowerPerks movement!

Fiber-Boosted Sweet Potato To Go

Makes: 1 serving (Suggestion: bake 3-4 at once the evening before to have for breakfast throughout the week)
Serving size: 1 sweet potato with toppings
Vegan, Gluten-free


  • 1 sweet potato, washed and lightly coated with olive oil (okay to use fingers)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons almond butter
  • ½ sliced banana or ½ cup seasonal fruit (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs (optional)

Power Up! (Add to your bowl):

  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place potato (my suggestion is to bake about 3-4 at a time) on prepared baking sheet and roast for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Split the potato open with a knife. Next, with a fork, mix 1 tablespoon chia seeds into the flesh of the potato. Then, if using, add 1-2 teaspoons of almond butter or cacao nibs and sprinkle Ceylon cinnamon onto each sweet potato. They will keep for 3 days so you have breakfast on the go. If opting to add fruit, then do so before eating.

Meal Math: 210 calories | 8g fat | 115mg sodium | 28g carbs | 11g fiber | 5g sugar | 6g protein

Besides being fiber insured, find out what else powers up this breakfast:

  • Sweet potatoes — studies suggest they have powerful blood sugar regulating effects.
  • Cacao nibs — give a powerful dose of polyphenols, which are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that research has shown may fight cancer.
  • Chia seeds — are a rich source of omega-3’s and antioxidants that have been shown may decrease breast cancer risk. They also absorb up to 12 times its own weight, expanding in your stomach to make it the perfect appetite curber and weight loss partner.

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