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Healthy Holiday Recipe for Sweet Potatoes

You know sweet potatoes are not just for Thanksgiving and sweet potatoes don’t need to be doused with brown sugar and marshmallows to be edible.

As a matter of fact, I cannot eat sweet potatoes when they are prepared like that. I frequently asked the cook to just microwave me a sweet potato.

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, fiber, calcium, vitamin C, iron, and thiamine. While sweet potatoes have a moist mouth feel, yams have a drier mouth feel.

Here’s a recipe from the magazine Vegetarian Times that shows the sweet potato in a more sophisticated application with caramelization and puff pastry.

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