4 Recipes to Savor Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a fall favorite, pairing perfectly with the baking spices of the season. They’re also famous for offering up a few more nutrients than their white counterpart by packing in more vitamin C, beta carotene and fiber. Providing a mix of soluble and insoluble fiber, sweet potatoes support digestive health and feed healthy gut bacteria with prebiotics. Moreover, the beta carotene that gives the veggie its famously orange-gold color acts as an antioxidant and is converted to vitamin A in the body.
Sweet potatoes’ fiber content makes them filling and an excellent side dish for any meal of the day. Though this golden fall crop is packed in nutrients, watch for the ingredients many recipes call for alongside it. Many include added sugar, butter and marshmallows. Instead, rely on the natural sweetness of the potatoes and keep the saturated fat to a minimum. Want to make the most of sweet potatoes this season? Try one of these four recipes:
- Upscaled Sweet Potato Fries
- Sriracha-Lime Sweet Potato Morning Bowl
- Turkey Bacon Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
- Savory Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites
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