Lean Meats

Lean meats are meats that don't have a lot of saturated fat in them. They are really good to eat to help our bodies get the protein we need while avoiding too much saturated fat. There are probably a lot of lean meats that you already eat such as skinless white chicken meat, white turkey meat, and lean beef, but did you know other things like venison and ostrich are also considered lean meats?

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes kept America alive in the early years – literally. They are a Native American plant that was the main source of nourishment for early homesteaders and soldiers during the revolutionary war.

Sometimes sweet potatoes are confused with yams. Yams are from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean Islands, can grow up to 100 pounds yet are really hard to find in the US. Sweet potatoes are packed with much more good vitamins, minerals, and fiber than yams.

A sweet potato isn't actually a potato (which is a stem vegetable); it's a root vegetable.

Did you know that George Washington grew sweet potatoes on his farm? Even American Presidents loved them!

The state that grows the most sweet potatoes in the US is North Carolina.