Sweet, sweet potato

Courtesy of DesignedtoNourish.com

There’s no question that sweet potatoes are one of fall’s best crops. They are rich in sweet and savory flavor, remind us of Thanksgiving festivities, and better yet, they provide us with a number of health benefits. These vibrant veggies are packed with beta-carotene, vitamin A and B-complex vitamins, all of which give your immune system a major boost. As if this weren’t enough, sweet potatoes’ low calorie and high fiber combination make them a great aid for weight loss. Most of us are most familiar with sweet potatoes in the form of a Thanksgiving casserole topped with marshmallows, but there are many more interesting and delicious ways that they can be prepared. Try out these recipes from New York Times food columnist Martha Rose Shulman at your next dinner party.

The options are endless when it comes to sweet potatoes. The sweet taste is a great contrast with salty or tart foods, but also pairs well with other fall flavors such as cinnamon or maple syrup. Try these recipes out and if you’re feeling adventurous, experiment a little. Happy cooking!

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