It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving to eat sweet potatoes. These orange-skinned root vegetables offer a host of health benefits (especially when cooked without the unnecessary sugar and marshmallows). They are high in vitamin C, calcium, folate, potassium and beta-carotene. Just one serving of sweet potatoes can provide you with as much as 700% of the US RDA for Vitamin A. With a low glycemic index, sweet potatoes are also good for your skin and sore/cramped muscles. So go get some!
-2 small sweet potatoes
-1 dab of butter (I used 0 cal spay butter … but shh!!! Don’t tell Jeff)
-Salt & pepper to taste
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Peel the 2 sweet potatoes and cut them into 1/2 inch thick circles or dice into small pieces.
In a pot, boil until soft- about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the water out and let the sweet potato pieces sit to dry out for about 5 minutes (you can leave them right in the pot).
With a fork, mash up the sweet potatoes until smooth. Add a dab of butter and sprinkle with cinnamon, salt, & pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly.
Optional: Add in a little olive oil to make smoother. You could also add in some chopped sage, which I didn’t do, but will definitely add in next time!