7 Healthy Ways to Serve Sweet Potatoes

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You Should Be Eating More Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes
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Sweet potatoes are chock-full of good nutrition, including lots of vitamins, minerals, fiber and beneficial antioxidants. They're especially high in vitamin A and beta-carotene. Plus they've got plenty of calcium, potassium, lutein, and Vitamin C. Sweet potatoes also offer dietary fiber, and each medium-sized sweet potato has about 100 calories.

Sweet potatoes are easy to prepare and so delicious. Find great ideas and recipes here.

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Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes are easy and healthy.
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Baked sweet potatoes are pretty much the easiest thing to make. Wash them, pierce them with a fork, and put them in the oven. Well, I mean there's a bit more to it than that, but still, it doesn't get any easier. 

You can save time and 'bake' your potatoes in a microwave. The jacket doesn't have the same crispness of a baked sweet potato, but it's just as delicious.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes can be healthy.
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Mashed sweet potatoes make such a beautiful side dish with that gorgeous orange color. It's also easy to make -- if you can make regular mashed potatoes, then you already know how to make sweet potatoes.

Mashed sweet potatoes are usually sweet, like low-fat mashed sweet potatoes, which are sweetened with a bit of orange juice, but if you prefer something savory, try mashed sweet potatoes with a sprinkle of rosemary and Parmesan cheese. 

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are healthy if they're baked and not fried.
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Yum! Sweet potato fries are a wonderful alternative to French fries. Most of the sweet potato fries you find in restaurants are deep-fried, but they're easy to make at home. 

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Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potato soup is good for you.
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Sweet potato soup may be one of the best things ever. It's so good served with a salad or some freshly baked whole grain bread. The coolest thing about soup is that you can mix and match ingredients and it's still healthy.

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In a Burrito

Sweet potatoes in a burrito.
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Sweet potatoes blend nicely with legumes and corn or other veggies that can be tucked into a tortilla.  Personally, I like sweet potatoes mixed with black beans, red peppers, corn and New Mexican green chiles. 

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled sweet potatoes are good for you.
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Next time you're grilling steak, fish or chicken, try some grilled sweet potatoes as a side dish. It's easy to do, just slice your sweet potatoes, boil the slices in water and then finish them on the grill. 

Source:

United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28. 

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