Sweet potato side dishes

Happy Halloween!

With November right around the corner, I’m already starting to plan my Thanksgiving meal. With a holiday so focused on decadent food and overindulgence, it’s hard to find healthy options. Sweet potatoes are doused in marshmallows, everything is slathered in butter…and then there’s dessert. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Sweet potatoes go perfectly with the season, and are one of the healthiest foods for you. Here are a few options that would be great on a Thanksgiving table.

Sweet potato leek soup

Mashed sweet potatoes
Making mashed sweet potatoes is so simple. Just boil some water, throw in your peeled and cubed sweet potatoes, and boil until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain, mash, and season with a little butter, some cinnamon, and maybe even a little ground ginger. Yum!

Baked sweet potatoes
Wash and prick sweet potatoes, and bake at 400 degrees F for about 45 minutes. Split them open and drizzle with a little maple syrup and pecans.

Sweet potato and leek soup
Get the recipe here. To make it healthier, replace cream with plain Greek yogurt.

Sweet potato pie
It’s ok to indulge a little! Sweet potato pie is similar to pumpkin. A little slice never hurt anybody! This recipe looks delicious.

About Rachel Repard

I’m a foodie with a penchant for healthy eating (and the occasional cupcake). Like so many of us, breast cancer has touched my life. Although we can’t predict what life will bring, I believe it’s important to fortify your body with natural, healthful cooking. Find my other blog at blog.rachelrepard.com.

This entry was posted in Food & Wine, Healthy Eating, Healthy Kitchen with Rachel, nutrition, Recipes and tagged , , , , .