‘Sweet potatoes are like gold – so nutritious and yummy at the same time!’
The sweet potato is an underground tuber so is very grounding and rich in nutrients. They are a rich source of fibre and many vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium as well as being a good source of B-vitamins and Vitamin C. It is rich in an antioxidant called beta-carotene which is effective in raising the blood levels of vitamin A, especially in children. Children love sweet potatoes as they are very sweet and soft to eat. Kids especially like them fried or baked or boiled.
Here is a quick and simple recipe that will make you and your children smile – so easy and quick to do, especially during a busy week.
2 cups of chopped sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon of ghee or olive or sunnerflower oil
A pinch of salt for taste
Rosemary or other spice that your child might like
How to prepare baked sweet potatoes:
Heat the oven to 350 degrees celsius, line a pan with ghee or oil and add the chopped sweet potatoes and season with salt and/or spices and drizzle with a tsp of maple syrup. Bake in the oven until the potatoes are tender.
Please note that the sweet potato and yams are not the same, just distant relatives.