Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients. One (5-inch long) spud contains 16 percent of your daily recommended fiber, only 112 calories (just one from fat) and 367 percent of your daily dose of Vitamin A. Vitamin C, iron and calcium are also packed into these colorful veggies.
The total fat content of sweet potatoes is zero. Well, until they're combined with cream, marshmallows and brown sugar to make a delicious Thanksgiving side dish.
Don't worry, though, even if you choose to turn this vegetable into a pie, the nutrients are still present.
If you're looking for a new sweet potato recipe, check out this Web site dedicated to the nutritionally superb spud. It even has some healthy options if you're not going the pie route.
My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? Fried. Try the sunspots at the Cannon Brewpub and the sweet potato fries at Ben's Chophouse for some tasty examples.