Versatile sweet potatoes are a sweet source for good nutrition.
Superfood: Sweet Potatoes
Packed with both nutrients and a sweet flavor, sweet potatoes are one of the most versatile and healthful vegetables available.
They are chock-full of disease-preventing, cancer-fighting, and immune-boosting benefits. These tubers are also good sources
of the anti-inflammatory nutrients, vitamins A and C, making them an excellent food choice for those suffering from arthritis
or asthma. People with diabetes may also benefit from eating this root vegetable because it ranks low on the glycemic index
and has less of an effect on blood glucose levels.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Roasting Fuji, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith apples with sweet potatoes give this dish an extra punch of fiber and flavor.
Consider using half the amount of sweet potatoes and replacing the other half with another seasonal favorite, butternut squash.Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Curry dishes are an antioxidant powerhouse because they use large quantities of spices like curry powder, coriander, turmeric,
garlic, and ginger. Sweet potatoes also offer antioxidants, making this dish both healthful and flavorful.Recipe: Sweet Potato Chicken Curry
Sweet Potato Trifle
This make-ahead, no-bake dessert layers canned sweet potato with a sweetened cream cheese mixture and toasted angel food cake.
The trifle gets a double punch of antioxidants from the sweet potatoes and pecan topping.Recipe: Sweet Potato Trifle
Honey adds a subtle, natural sweetness to this crowd-pleasing side. The recipe makes 12 servings but can easily be halved
to feed a smaller crowd.Recipe: Mashed Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato-Streusel Quick Bread
Keep this pecan-topped bread on hand for a healthy breakfast or snack. Whole wheat flour, sweet potato, pecans, and orange
juice all contribute vital nutrients, making this a heart-healthy treat.Recipe: Sweet Potato-Streusel Quick Bread