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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash


This recipe comes to us from Melissa of Superkids Nutrition.

This simple mash roasts the sweet potatoes in the oven, then spices them exotically with curry powder, cinnamon and ground coriander. Kids will have fun breaking the sweet potatoes into chunks with their hands and using a potato masher to finish the dish.

Ages 8-11

Serves 6

3 pounds sweet potatoes
1/3 cup lowfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup nonhydrogenated margarine
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander

Adult: Preheat an oven to 415 degrees. Scrub the sweet potatoes thoroughly.

Kid: Poke each potato with a fork. Wrap the sweet potatoes in pairs with tin foil.

Adult: Place the tin foil wrapped sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and into the oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are soft. Set aside to cool.

Kid: When the sweet potatoes have cooled, slip off their skins. Using your hands, break the sweet potatoes down into chunks. Transfer the sweet potato pieces to a food processor if available, or to a large bowl.

Together: If using a food processor, pulse until the potatoes are smooth. If a food processor isn’t available, mash with a potato masher or large fork until the potatoes reach the desired consistency. Add the Greek yogurt and margarine, pulsing or mashing the sweet potatoes as you go. Season with the curry, cinnamon and coriander. Pulse or mash until combined, taking care to ensure that the spices are evenly distributed. Divide into 6 servings and enjoy!

Calories 236.9
Calories from Fat 36.7
Total Fat 4.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 173.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 46.2 g
Dietary Fiber 6.9 g
Sugars 9.8 g
Protein 4.6 g


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