Easy Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes

 
Sweet potatoes are full of fiber and Vitamins A and C.  They are easy to store -- just put them in a
cool, dry place, away from sunlight.  They can be found all year long, but Fall is when you'll find the freshest and cheapest sweet potatoes.  So don't wait!  Now is the best time to include them as a healthy part of family meals!

Some of the great health benefits that come from eating sweet potatoes include:
  • Improved eye sight
  • Strong bones
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Boosts immunity
Sweet potatoes have a slightly sweet but mild taste, so they go well with lots of herbs and spices.  Try them instead of white potatoes and see what your family thinks!

Here are some fun and easy ideas to make sweet potatoes for the whole family:
  1. Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
  2. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  3. Baked Sweet Potatoes & Apples
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