Sweet Potato Salad




By Jordan Miller;

It seems that the sweet potato is beginning to get much attention these days, and well deserved at that! You see, the sweet potato is actually quite beneficial to our health. It provides us with many nutrients, including, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and carotenoids, but you may have come to understand this remarkable vegetable as one that provides the body with essential carbohydrates. Unlike some other varieties of potatoes, the sweet potato actually releases its natural sugars much more slowly into your blood stream, resulting in a balance, and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain. Given their health benefits, Kyla and I actually eat these nutrient-dense foods quite often; they not only provide us with a balance of  both essential micronutrients and macronutrients, they are also easy on our wallet. So today, we decided to share with you a rather tasty recipe (courtesy of Pamela Durkin) on how you can make your very own sweet potato salad. Bon app├ętit!

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Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups (1 L) baked sweet potatoes, cooled and cubed
  • 1 apple (your preferred variety), diced
  • 4  Tbsp (30 mL) green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL)  pistachios, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (180  mL) plain yogurt (preferably unpasteurized- if lactose intolerant, use 1/2 cup of olive oil))
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh apple juice (not form concentrate)
  • 1/4 tsp (2 mL)  Celtic Sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) fresh black pepper
  • 1 heaping Tbsp (15 mL) curry powder 

Directions:

In small bowl, combine sweet potatoes, apple, onion, raisins, and  pistachios.
In measuring cup, mix together yogurt (olive oil), juice, and spices. Add to sweet potato mixture and stir until well combined.

Serve over lettuce leaves or your preferred greens

Serves 6.

Nutritional Content:

246 calories; 5 g protein; 6 g total fat ( 0 g trans fat); 47 g carbohydrates; 200 mg sodium


Your question: What other dishes, if any, have you made with sweet potato? (post your comments below)

Sources:
http://www.alive.com
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About the Author : Jordan Miller is the co-founder of guidinginstincts.com. He has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Jordan is currently learning about traditional North American medicinal herbs, in hopes of becoming a Certified Herbalist.

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