Holiday Recipe Makeover: 7 Tips For Healthier Sweet Potatoes

    Mashed sweet potatoes in a white cup, sitting on a white saucerNutritionists consider sweet potatoes to be one of nature’s perfect foods. In fact, when it comes to nutritional lists that single out particularly noteworthy foods, sweet potatoes are almost always on those lists.

    This starchy vegetable is bursting with vitamin A, fiber, potassium, and phytochemicals, which stave off aging, cancer, and arthritis. Plus, they’re very filling, naturally sweet, and so delicious.

    Here’s how to make sweet potatoes healthier, without ruining a good thing with too much sugar and fat:

    1. To bring out more natural sweetness, roast, don’t boil, your potatoes.

    2. Mash with light sour cream, butter, salt and cinnamon.

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