Nature’s SUPER Food ? Could it be!?

If you are anything like me, you are always on the look out for ways to add more vitamins and nutrients into your meals. Especially when picky eaters are involved. The teens are still quite picky and they are not 3 anymore I can’t hide veggies inside things and try to “pull one over” on them. I do however encourage them to at least TRY something new and give it a chance. Slowly, they are getting better about doing this. With all the vitamins and nutrients in the sweet potato, it just might possibly be Nature’s SUPER Food! And for that, I try to incorporate sweet potatoes in as many things as I can for the teens to try. After all it is “sweet” right? 🙂

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Sweet Potato

The sweet potato is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are a root vegetable. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. Source:  Wikipedia.com

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per 1 cup, cubes
Calories 114
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g    0%
Saturated fat 0 g    0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg    0%
Sodium 73 mg    3%
Potassium 448 mg    12%
Total Carbohydrate 27 g    9%
Dietary fiber 4 g    16%
Sugar 6 g
Protein 2.1 g    4%
Vitamin A    377%    Vitamin C    5%
Calcium    4%    Iron    4%
Vitamin D    0%    Vitamin B-6    15%
Vitamin B-12    0%    Magnesium    8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Check out these amazing health facts about the sweet potato and you be the judge! Do you think it is Nature’s SUPER Food?

  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of:
  • Vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene)
  • Great source of vitamin C
  • Manganese copper
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Vitamin B6
  • They are also a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.

 

 

I’ve been gathering recipes to incorporate sweet potatoes into our meals and our desserts. I hope you find something that inspires you to include what is quite possibly Nature’s Super Food into your weekly menu. Do you already have a favorite sweet potato recipe? I would love to hear about it! Without further ado …. Nature’s Super Food Ladies and Gentlemen! *insert crowd cheering here*

 

Savory Sweet Potato dishes:

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Sweet Potato Risotto – Courtesy of: A Family Feast

 

 

Sweet Potato Corn Cakes w/ Garlic Dipping Sauce – Courtesy of: Best Food Book.com

 

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Sweet Potato Tater Tots – Courtesy of: Super Glue Mom

 

Sweet Potato Gnocchi – Courtesy of: Paleo Grubs

 

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Perfect Baked Sweet Potato – Courtesy of JoshuaTrent.com

 

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Amanda’s Skinny Smashed Sweet Potatoes – Courtesy of: Bacon Time w/ the Hungry Hippo

 

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Sweet Potato Nachos – Courtesy of Hola Jalapeno

 

Sweets & Desserts

 

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Sweet Potato Brownies – Courtesy of: Make the Best f Everything

 

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins – Courtesy of Taste of Home

 

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies – Courtesy of: The Kitchen Queen Eats Clean

 

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I hope you have enjoyed browsing the recipes today for Nature’s SUPER Food! I am definitely going to try adding more sweet potato to my dishes. I think the teens will approve! We will have to see.

 

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