Sweet, sweet potatoes
It’s no surprise that sweet potatoes are at the top of nearly everyone’s healthiest foods list. One baked, medium-sized sweet potato contains 438% of your daily value of vitamin A (a white potato contains 1%), 37% of your vitamin C, and some calcium, potassium, and iron too. All this at just 105 calories!
What’s more, they also deliver 4 grams of dietary fiber—16% of the daily value—and absolutely zip in terms of fat.
And luckily there are many ways to whip them up. Here are 25 great (even kid-friendly!) sweet potato recipes.
Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger Soup
This dish is a great way to get more vitamin A and beta carotene. Both the carrots and the sweet potatoes deliver oodles of both, making this recipe particularly good for both your skin and vision.
Pair it with a whole grain baguette for a hearty and satisfying meal.
Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges
These wedges should be baked at a high heat, which gives them a crispy, caramelized outside and a soft and tasty inside—no frying necessary!
This peppery dish pairs particularly well with roasted meat, and delivers all of your daily vitamin A along with one-third of your vitamin C.
Buttered Sweet Potato Knot Rolls
Cute and tasty, these knot rolls are proof that you can use sweet potatoes in almost anything. What’s more, this recipe contains only one-third the calories and fat of traditional knot rolls because of the sweet potatoes’ natural sweetness.