“Aren’t people pretty aware of sweet potatoes?” was the response from an acquaintance when I mentioned it was National Sweet Potato Awareness Month.
Yes, and I think people are generally aware of brussel sprouts, broccoli and kale too. But that doesn’t mean they eat them.
This month I’ve started a campaign called, The Sweet Potato Extravaganza, because I not only want people to be aware of sweet potatoes, but also inspired to eat them! Sweet potatoes were voted in the top ten most nutritious vegetables by nationally recognized pediatrician, Dr. Bill Sears and by The Center for Science in the Public Interest and by WebMD. OK, so everyone loves sweet potatoes. And
unlike brussel sprouts or kale, they are usually an easier sell to families.
Pureed into a sauce for mac n cheese…no complaints from my kids. Shredded into quesadillas…they were gobbled up. And when I made Sweet Potato Apple Muffins, my daughter said, “Please make them again soon!” as she peered into the empty container. Sweet potatoes are one of the most versatile of the veggies.
So you want the recipes! Right? Click on over here to sign up for 15 FREE sweet potato recipes and some fun too! If your kids struggle to eat their veggies, enter them in my contest for a $25 Build A Bear gift card. All they have to do is tell me in an email how they tried sweet potatoes. And I wouldn’t forget you! All who join the Extravaganza are eligible to win a Williams Sonoma gift card and copies of my eBook: Thirty Day Roadtrip to a Healthier Family.
So get on it! Join the craze. It’s a Sweet Potato Extravaganza!
Kathy Gillen is a local wellness coach and nutritional instuctor. She wants you to eat well, so you'll feel well. And she is passionate about helping kids! Learn more at www.wellnessroadtrip.com