TGIF friends! This was literally the longest week in creation and boy am I glad it’s over! Guess I shouldn’t be complaining, but works been on the slower side this week…I mean painfully slow. My days were going by at a snails pace. Yikes! Glad the weekend is FINALLY here!
Okay, lets talk sweet potatoes on today’s Power Foods Friday! For years growing up, my family always ate white potatoes. In fact any time we had a family function, mashed potatoes (or roasted potatoes) would always be one of the side dishes. After a while, I got completely sick of eating them – I just couldn’t stand it anymore. My brother still requests mashed potatoes when he comes over for dinner, but I’ve tried to curb that request by making rice or something healthier for him. We actually hardly ever buy white potatoes anymore. Although Justin isn’t a fan, I much prefer sweet potatoes and will take them over regular ones any day! Plus, you can do so much with them – they’re amazing roasted, baked, mashed, in fry form, added to soups, casseroles, salads, etc.
Clockwise: roasted sweet potatoes with red onion, roasted sweet potatoes, red onions and pine nuts with tahini over baby spinach, load sweet potato (sauteed spinach and red onion, topped with goat cheese), Sweet Potato Microwave Muffin and Sweet Potato Red Pepper and Coconut Milk Soup.
I’m excited to report that sweet potatoes not only taste amazing, but they’re super healthy for your too. Go figure, right!?! Now I just need to get Justin to like them. Any suggestions? hehehe…just kidding!
On the agenda for the weekend…roasting up some pumpkins to make puree (a task that I was hoping to do last weekend, but never got around to it), putting the final touches on a recipe I hope to share with you next week (think pumpkin and chocolate!) and last but not least, an anniversary celebration on Sunday (Justin and I will have been married for 6 years!). Yay!
What’s your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes?
Feel free to link-up any sweet potato recipes for me to try. :-)
Any plans for the weekend?