A New Food to Add to a Healthy Diet

It’s Fitness Friday and part of fitness is eating healthy. Last week I bought Jicama again when I bought it before, it went bad before I got around to trying it. This time I wanted to be sure and eat it before it ruined.

To begin, what is Jicama? Leaving out all the science mumbo jumbo it is an edible tuber used in a lot of Mexican cooking. One man told me it was like a Mexican potato, I’m not sure anyone of Mexican descent would agree. The flavor is more like a juicy, apple.


It has to be peeled like a potato, and unlike the potato, the skin should not be eaten. It’s best to peel it with a knife rather than a peeler. 

jicama from internet

The Jicama can be cut into strips and eaten raw, which is my preference at the moment.

jicama from internet

I tried roasting the strips of Jicama, was not impressed. Will try cutting the next one with the mandolin for more of a chip.

Also tried them with dips, guacamole, ranch, hummus, and peanut butter. The Jicima flavor or texture was too much contrast for me.

Finally, I tried frying them, like potatoes. I know, I know, frying isn’t good for us. I disagree a little-fried food now and then doesn’t hurt. However, in this case, I won’t be frying them again, it was too much work and the taste didn’t wow me.

There are a few more ways to prepare Jicama to still try. I’ll do that this week and report back to you.

On the exercise portion, am adding walking to the exercise program either doing a walking video or using my phone to count steps. The recommended amount of steps for health is 10,000, sometimes we have to work up to that. I’m currently at 5,000 steps a day.

The bike riding continues most days. Still at 16 minutes and 45-second sprints, although the resting time has reduced to 2.5 minutes. Push-ups and stretches are also continuing.

I am almost tempted to use the exercise portion of this post as a second post since I’m behind on the Ultimate Blog Challenge. But, I won’t, and I will catch up.

What is the most exotic food you’ve eaten?

What is the most unusual food you like to introduce to your friends?




About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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2 Responses to A New Food to Add to a Healthy Diet

  1. Karen Sammer says:

    I find jicama to be an interesting vegetable. Keep up the good work on the fitness front.

  2. What a great time of year to try new things. You have inspired me to do the same!

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