BY ANN FREY, RDN, LD
As the holidays are quickly approaching, this time of year is filled with friends, family, and yummy foods. Involve your child in the kitchen with stirring, measuring, and baking, using the time to teach your kids about the goodness of food and the importance of nourishing their bodies.
There are many Thanksgiving dishes that are delicious and nourishing to help keep your kids fueled and healthy this season. Add this Mashed Sweet Potato side dish to your Thanksgiving meal. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrition including fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants for energy and immunity!
2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces.
2. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and fill with water to cover the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes (until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork).
3. Drain the sweet potatoes in a colander. Pour the sweet potatoes into a large bowl.
4. Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and Greek yogurt. Mash sweet potatoes to desired texture.
5. Serve warm & enjoy!
Yields: 4 servings
Serving Size: ½ cup (about the size of your fist)
Written by Ann Frey, Registered Dietitian