Sweet Potatoes: Holiday Superfoods | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

Uploaded by LivestrongWoman on 01.11.2012

Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little
bit better. Holiday meals with all the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes are usually
not suited to our daily diet plan – or are they? It turns out many traditional holiday
meals have ingredients that are superfoods, so stock up on those foods this season. And,
of course, choose the holiday recipes that call for these foods in the healthiest manner.
Today we’re talking sweet potatoes. Yes, sweet potatoes. A lot of you probably already
have sweet potatoes on the menu over the holidays, even if you didn’t know that they’re a
natural exfoliant, full of vitamin A, which is a key component your body uses to create
new skin cells. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with fiber and are less calories than a traditional
white potato. If you were already planning to serve sweet potatoes, great! Candied sweet
potatoes are a great side dish, but there are many other ways to prepare them that have
less sugar and calories. Do a search for recipes. One of my favorites is a sweet potato hash,
which you can find on my website – the link is in the description below. You can also
serve a simple baked sweet potato with a combo of cinnamon, nutmeg and drop of butter. So
remember: Sweet potatoes are an excellent part of a holiday menu, for their flavor and
their health benefits. So eat up, and you’ll feel just a little bit better!