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? 🙂

Nature's SUPER FOOD? Daily DIY

Sweet Potato

Like many orange foods, sweet potatoes are both delicious and good for you. 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:

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* And if you just need to know how to boil sweet potatoes, I got you covered!

Savory Sweet Potato dishes:

Nature's SUPER Food? - Daily DIY

Sweet Potato Risotto – Courtesy of: A Family Feast

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

Nature's Super Food? - Daily DIY

Sweet Potato Tater Tots – Courtesy of: Super Glue Mom

Sweet Potato Gnocchi – Courtesy of: Paleo Grubs

Natures SUPER Food? - Daily DIY

Perfect Baked Sweet Potato – Courtesy of

Nature's SUPER Food? - Daily DIY

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

Nature's SUPER Food? - Daily DIY

Sweet Potato Nachos – Courtesy of Hola Jalapeno

Sweets & Desserts

Nature's SUPER Food? - Daily DIY

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

Nature's SUPER Food? - Daily DIY

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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4 thoughts on “Nature’s SUPER Food ? Could it be!?”

  1. You’re right, I didn’t like or even want to try sweet potatoes as a teen. I thought my Mom and Dad were nuts. My daughter as a teen fortunately loved sweet potatoes, baked or as a casserole dish. They are gaining in popularity with all the frozen sweet potato fries, etc available in the stores these days.


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