It’s Sweet Potato Awareness Month

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month

Sweet Potato Awareness Month

This tasty vegetable is a must on our menu for Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes are very nutritious and have an excellent source of vitamin C, and potassium. Sweet potatoes can be prepared in several different ways, such as fried, baked and even boiled which is known to be the healthiest way to cook a sweet potato. The holiday season is near, and I have listed some names of dishes that you can prepare with your sweet potatoes. Whether you boil and drizzle with honey or mash and top with pecans and marshmallows, sweet potatoes have become a staple at Thanksgiving tables. 

What is a Sweet Potato?

Sweet potatoes are large, starchy, sweet-tasting vegetables that are native to the USA. Sweet potato flesh can vary from white to orange and even purple. Sweet potatoes are the number 1 most nutritional vegetable. They have high levels of Vitamins iron and potassium. Sweet potatoes have almost no fat which makes them perfect for those who are watching their weight. Sweet potatoes promote fullness. Due to their low carbohydrate content and high fiber content, sweet potatoes keep you full longer and give you all the nutrients.

Sweet Potato Pie is a Traditional Dessert made with sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Awareness Month

Sweet potato pie is a traditional dessert, originating in the Southern United States. It’s often served during the holiday season, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are many different ways to make sweet potato pie. The most well known way is made in an open pie shell without a top crust. The filling consists of mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, eggs, and spices. The baked custard filling may vary from light and silky to dense, depending on the portion of ingredients used.

Here’s a list of dishes you can try to spice up your sweet potatoes this holiday season ::

  • Sweet potato bread
  • Sweet potato casserole
  • Baked sweet potato
  • Sweet potato muffins
  • Sweet potato cookies
  • Loaded sweet potato
  • Roasted sweet potato
  • Grilled sweet potato
  • Sweet potato pancakes
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Sweet potato soufflé
  • Sweet potato pudding
  • Sweet potato pound cake
  • Sweet potato pie
  • Fried sweet potato
  • Sweet potato cake
  • Sweet potato cornbread
  • Sweet potato casserole with crunchy pecan crust
  • Sweet potato biscuits
  • Sweet potato cake
  • Candied sweet potatoes
  • Sweet potato marshmallow bars

Which Sweet Potato Dish will you try this holiday season?

Hi, I’m Ronnie! I’m married to my husband Jonovon and we have a beautiful 2 year old daughter. In 2019 I graduated Esthetician School which is where I gained a love for Skincare. When I had our daughter in 2020 and became a stay at home mom, I decided to start a new craft and started making handmade soaps. I soon branched out to making bath bombs and then I later added body butters. I now have a small handmade Skin & Body care business. I love being a Mom and trying new crafts with my daughter. Fun fact,I am also a pageant mom! My favorite things include spending time with my family, watching my favorite shows and Holiday Hallmark movies. I also love trying new recipes and baking.


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