Sweet Potato Season
April is the perfect time to start stocking up on sweet potatoes! Thankfully, 3 Guys From Brooklyn has all the sweet potato goodness you need. Let’s take a look at why sweet potatoes are so great and what recipes you can try out with them.
Sweet Potatoes: A Nutritional Powerhouse Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals, including dietary fiber and vitamin C. Sweet potatoes also have a lower glycemic index than regular potatoes, making them a great choice for people with diabetes or those looking to regulate their blood sugar. Finally, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants, which can help support your immune system and reduce inflammation in your body.
How to Prep Your Sweet Potatoes Before cooking with sweet potatoes, you’ll want to give them a good wash and make sure that any dirt or debris is removed from the skin. After washing them off, you can cut the sweet potatoes into cubes or slices depending on how you intend to cook them. If baking them in the oven, simply toss the pieces in some oil and spices of your choosing before popping them in the oven for 20-25 minutes (or until tender). For a quicker option, consider steaming or sautéing your sweet potato cubes instead.
Making Sweet Potato Puree One of our favorite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes is by making this delicious puree dish! This recipe is quick and easy to make while still being full of flavor and nutrients. Here’s what you need:
• 4 large cooked sweet potatoes (skin removed)
• 2 tablespoons coconut cream (optional)
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• ¼ cup olive oil
• Salt & pepper to taste
//Instructions// Mash together cooked sweet potatoes with coconut cream (if using), garlic powder, olive oil, salt & pepper until creamy. Serve warm as a side dish or add additional ingredients like fresh herbs for more flavor! Enjoy! Sweet Potatoes are an incredibly versatile vegetable that everyone should be taking advantage of this season! With their nutritional value and wide variety of uses in cooking, there’s no doubt why they should be apart of your everyday meals. Head over to 3 Guys From Brooklyn today for all your produce needs—including sweet potatoes—to get started on creating new dishes today!