This down-to-earth spud is chock-full of fiber, which is essential for slowing down the digestion process, and preventing a spike in the body's blood sugar. A diet high in fiber also contributes to the "skinny jeans" phenomenon, an added benefit that no one seems to complain about! Finally, sweet potatoes are packed with important nutrients such as vitamin C and beta carotene, both of which help bolster the immune system. (In your face, Cancer).
Unlike some vegetables (such as asparagus), the sweet potato is not a playground snob. His mother beams at the behavior section of his report card each year where the teacher always writes, "plays well with others." As you'll see below, his personality complements a pineapple-kiwi salad just as well as it does a burger or a mid-morning brunch buffet.
And, at just .88 per pound, this budget-friendly spud simply makes "cents."
Sweet Potato Cakes with Coconut Crust
If you're tired of the same hum-drum side dishes each week, you might give these dreamy sweet potato cakes a whirl. Our cakes are shown here with Glazed Blackened Chicken and Roasted Pineapple/Kiwi Salad.
Sweet Potato Hummus
Sweet potato hummus and pita chips are an excellent choice for party appetizers, lunches, or snacks. Our hummus is shown here with toasted whole grain pita chips, snap peas, and baby carrots. see recipe
Sweet Potato Waffles
If we could take all the wonderful, cinnamony tastes of autumn, and combine them into one recipe, this would be it. These mouth-watering waffles are great for brunch or an anytime snack. (P.s. This is Katie's all-time favorite recipe!) see recipe
Sweet Potato Fries
Along with our sweet potato fries (see recipe) we've served up a Prime Veggie Burger from Morningstar, topped with a light sprinkling of swiss cheese, sauteed red onions and mushrooms.