<div> <div style="height: 20px; overflow: hidden;"></div> <div id="682689760934593386-gallery" class="imageGallery" style="line-height: 0px; padding: 0; margin: 0"> <div id="682689760934593386-imageContainer0" style="float:left;width:49.95%;margin:0;"><div id="682689760934593386-insideImageContainer0" style="position:relative;margin:5px;"><div class="galleryImageHolder" style="position:relative; width:100%; padding:0 0 75%;overflow:hidden;"><div class="galleryInnerImageHolder"><a href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/sp1_orig.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery682689760934593386]" onclick="if (!window.lightboxLoaded) return false"><img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/sp1.jpg" class="galleryImage" _width="400" _height="533" style="position:absolute;border:0;width:100%;top:-38.83%;left:0%"></a></div></div></div></div> <div id="682689760934593386-imageContainer1" style="float:left;width:49.95%;margin:0;"><div id="682689760934593386-insideImageContainer1" style="position:relative;margin:5px;"><div class="galleryImageHolder" style="position:relative; width:100%; padding:0 0 75%;overflow:hidden;"><div class="galleryInnerImageHolder"><a href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/sp2_orig.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery682689760934593386]" onclick="if (!window.lightboxLoaded) return false"><img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/sp2.jpg" class="galleryImage" _width="400" _height="533" style="position:absolute;border:0;width:100%;top:-38.83%;left:0%"></a></div></div></div></div> <span style="display: block; clear: both; height: 0px; overflow: hidden;"></span> </div> <div style="height: 20px; overflow: hidden;"></div> </div> <div class="paragraph">Back before I began my journey towards a most holistic lifestyle, cooking food with aluminum foil was the obvious choice of material for things like potatoes, grilled foods, and baked corn. Never once did I give thought to the fact that aluminum could possibly be leaching into my food. <br><br>Now, before you start rolling your eyes, I realize we are constantly exposed to toxins and there is no way to remove ourselves from the world we live in; however, I think there are rather simple and practical ways to avoid toxins on a day-to-day basis that require no extra work on our part. <br><br>Bypassing the process of cooking potatoes in foil is a simple way to minimize exposure to aluminum, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-conversation-africa/why-you-shouldnt-wrap-you_b_9622502.html" target="_blank">which according to this article</a>, has been linked to Alzheimer's disease, decreased brain-cell growth, and complications among individuals with bone disease or renal impairment. <br><br>Other than the obvious benefit of avoiding aluminum, you also save a few dollars by not having to buy foil + time spent wrapping food. <br><br>Sweet potatoes are such a wonderfully nutritious food loaded in Vitamin A and B-6, carotenoids, and magnesium, plus, they offer a natural sweetness without indulging in processed sugar. My kids won't always eat white potatoes, but they've never passed up sweet potatoes no matter how they are cooked. <br><br>I've created this <a href="https://www.facebook.com/rachel.meyer.75873/videos/612829195553574/" target="_blank">live Facebook video for you here</a> to get a better view of my technique. <br><br><u><strong>Baked Sweet Potatoes</strong></u><br>2 Medium-Sized Sweet Potatoes<br>1-2 T coconut oil <br><br><u><strong>Instructions:</strong></u><br>Preheat oven to 375. Wash sweet potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Fork each potato several times and then rub entire skin with coconut oil. Place in a square baking dish lined with parchment paper. Place sweet potatoes in dish and bake until a fork can easily pierce through potato. <br><br><br> </div>