Sweet Potatoes with Fruit Cut-up or Mashed**

 SWEET POTATOES AND FRUIT CUT-UP OR MASHED

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NOTES: 

  • Sweet potatoes are delicious plain, but even better with fruit.   This is a staple for me.  
  • Mashed sweet potatoes (without skins) are pictured above, but it's quicker just to cut them up, with the skins.
  • The visual appearance of cut-up sweets isn't terrific, so the mashed version is good if you're serving it to others.    
  • The only reason to remove the skins is for visual appearance.  If you do, cut them into strips and broil them until they're a little crunchy, they're delicious.  
  • Everyone should keep cooked sweet potatoes in the fridge at all times, so they’re ready-to go.
  • Cut-up oranges seem to be the best fruit for this by far for some reason.  Blueberries are also great. Apples and other fruits work also. .  
  • This is a hearty, filling, satisfying and 100% healthy meal that you can have anytime: breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • You absolutely don’t need butter or sweetener.  If you think you need a sweetener, get over it and add more fruit.  
  • Sweet potatoes taste a little better baked, but also delicious micro-waved or boiled.
    At 400 calories per pound, and with a very high satiety index, potatoes are a health food that helps people lose weight.  One of Chef A.J.s top three tips for ultimate weight loss is to "Eat Potatoes!"  ("You've been depriving yourself for far too long!")
  • Most (but not all) plant-based health authorities encourage consumption of white potatoes, but they all endorse sweet potatoes, which are even healthier.  

 


INGREDIENTS:

  • Cooked sweet potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Fruit, such as cut-up oranges, blueberries, etc. etc.


OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

  • Nuts and/or raisins make this fancier and even more delicious.
  • A dash of brandy is delicious with this (in no way healthy, mostly sugar)
  • Maybe cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS:


Combine in a bowl!      See Below!

 

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Here are the broiled, crunchy skins (ready to eat, or to mix back in with the mashed sweet potatoes)

 

 

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And here are the sweets with the crunchy skins!

 

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 Here are mashed sweets with mango & walnuts.  You can't see the brandy, but believe me, it's there.

 

 

 

 

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