Featured Superfood: Sweet Potatoes
Fall brings more than the changing of the leaves and cooler weather; new fruits and vegetables are in season. One of our fall favorites? Sweet potatoes! Sweet and savory, we’re not letting this delectable side dish fall to the wayside this month.
This superfood spud is filled with nutrients and a sweet, complex flavor that reminds us of the holiday season -, enjoying the vegetable as part of Thanksgiving dinners or a warm slice of Grandma’s famous sweet potato pie coupled with a mug of apple cider. Since fall carries a note of nostalgia, we’re featuring our baked sweet potatoes this month on our Family Favorites menu!
Vitamin B6 – helps produce serotonin and norepinephrine, which means that eating this veggie may help to make you happy!
Fiber – aids in digestion
Beta-Carotene – this nutrient helps to protect your eyesight and may help promote heart health (just like its fellow orange veggie, the carrot!)
Iron and magnesium – aid in muscle function.
Potassium – helps to keep your heart and muscles working correctly (these tubers pack more potassium than a banana!)
Although great by themselves, we love adding a little bit of our Maple Butter, sunflower seeds or even a ladle of chili on top of a steaming sweet potato to make it that much more scrumptious!
What are some of your favorite sweet potato recipes that remind you of the fall season and spending time with your family? Let us know in the comments below!