Not Just For The Holidays, Sweet Potatoes Can Take Center Stage Every Day | Food, Recipes & Entertaining – California News

Not Just For The Holidays, Sweet Potatoes Can Take Center Stage Every Day | Food, Recipes & Entertaining – California News

(NAPSI)—Healthful and delicious, sweet potatoes aren’t just for the holidays. These versatile vegetables are great in sweet and savory dishes and should be enjoyed year-round at any time of day.

California sweet potatoes are primarily grown on small family farms and are prized for their flavor and texture thanks to the Golden State’s warm, dry climate and rich, sandy soil. One 4-oz. sweet potato has only 105 calories, 0g fat and no cholesterol, and contains an abundance of healthy properties such as fiber, protein, calcium, and vitamins A and C.

Here are a few ways to add sweet potatoes to your everyday, all-year enjoyment:

Sweet Potatoes for Breakfast:

• Try using sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes in your go-to home fry recipe—they make great accompaniment to your favorite breakfast fare.

• The next time you make a breakfast hash, substitute sweet potatoes for regular potatoes or use a combo. Don’t forget to add some onion and a sprinkle of cayenne for a little kick.

Sweet Potatoes for Lunch:

• Toss roasted and cooled sweet potatoes with arugula, white beans and a basic mustard vinaigrette for a nutritious and delicious protein- and fiber-packed meal.

• For great flavor and texture, add sweet potatoes to any pureed butternut squash or carrot and ginger soup recipe.

Sweet Potatoes for Dinner:

• Cut sweet potatoes, carrots, turnips and parsnips into equal sizes, place on a roasting pan or cookie sheet, toss with a generous amount of olive oil, coarse salt, pepper and a dash of curry powder, and roast in a 350° F…

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