(These tips brought to you by D.C. Central Kitchen’s Healthy Corner Stores)

DID YOU KNOW: Sweet potatoes may improve your body’s ability to regulate your blood sugar! Eat up this holiday season (maybe just limit the marshmallow topping)!

HOW DO I EAT IT?

  • Roast them in the oven
  • Boil then mash them for sweet potato mash
  • Add them to chili for a nice, hearty meal
  • Use them as a base for pie or dessert

TIP: Eat the skin to add more fiber and vitamins to your diet.

WHY SHOULD I EAT IT?

  • Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin C & A, which are good for your eyes
  • They are also high in fiber, which promotes good gut health
  • Sweet potatoes are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants

THANKSGIVING LEFTOVER IDEA: Make potato pancakes! Form mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes into pancakes. You can add corn to them if you have that leftover, too. Cook on a skillet like pancakes and serve with light or no sugar added syrup.

RECIPE OF THE MONTH:

recipe for sweet potato fries

Don’t forget to visit one of the 62 participating corner stores to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks. Need a list of participating corner stores? Click here.