sweet potatoes

  • In Season: Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes have long been a very tasty November staple … but did you know they are a superfood? One of nature’s best sources of beta-carotene, a single cup provides 438 percent of our daily vitamin A needs with a modest 102 calories. To get the full benefit of the beta-carotene, it’s important to have a little fat at the same time … butter anyone?

  • Health Tips: Potato (The Next Generation)

    If you want to show yourself a nutritionally enlightened trendsetter this year, consider either replacing or supplementing the mashed potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes.

  • The Nutritional All-Star

    As we travel around the world looking for that next exotic superfood, we should take a moment and check our own local farmers’ market. The Center for Science in the Public Interest selected sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) as their best food choice. They refer to sweet potatoes as a “nutritional all-star” and one of the best vegetables that you can eat.

    Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrition!
  • Spicy Sweet Potatoes

    Weekly Recipe: 

    2 to 3 lbs sweet potatoes
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon cumin

    1. Wash sweet potatoes thoroughly and trim the pointed ends. Slice into wedges.

    2. In a bowl, combine sweet potatoes with remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

    3. Spread mixture onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Roast at 500 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until crispy tender.

    Nutrition info per serving (6): 132 calories; 2.7 g fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.7 g protein; 26.4 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g fi ber; 20.7 mg sodium