Benefits of Sweet Potatoes I Sweet Potato Bisque

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Sweet potatoes are a tasty seasonal food that can be used in a variety of recipes. They also provide many nutrients that can benefit our health. Listed here are some to consider.
1. Complex carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes are a fibrous starchy vegetable. They have carbohydrates that can provide our bodies and brains with fuel for our day.
2. Vitamins. They are a source of vitamin A, which helps to combat damage in our bodies. They are a source of vitamin B5 and B6, which can help with energy levels and brain function.
3. Minerals. Sweet potatoes also provide us with minerals that we need to function at our best. These include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.
Sweet potatoes can be cooked simply in the microwave for a quick side. They can also be roasted in the oven, pureed into soup, grated into pancakes, or used in fall baking!
Sweet Potato Bisque
Servings: 8
4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
4 medium carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. In a large soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrots, and sauté until crisp tender. Stir in garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add potato, ginger, and curry powder, and cook 2 minutes.

2. Add broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 – 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender, then stir in salt.
3. Pour half of soup in a food processor; pulse until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining soup.
4. Ladle into soup bowls to serve.
Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
Nutrition Information per Serving: 241 calories, 7 grams total fat, 3.8 grams of saturated fat, 40 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams fiber, 4.9 grams protein, 693 milligrams sodium, 945 milligrams potassium, 14 grams sugar

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