This is Pie Season, one of our favorite times of the year. Even for those who avoid Thanksgiving, there are chilly days and holidays beyond, turning thoughts to feasts and the sweet endings they can bring.
Sweet potatoes are one of those nutrient-dense foods, with one medium sweet potato providing more than the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A and 35-50% of daily Vitamin C. They are high in potassium (great for stressful times), calcium, folate, manganese, fiber, many B vitamins and copper. They also have lots of beta-carotene (good for the skin) and are low on the glycemic index for those who have blood sugar issues. Eaten with a little fat (like in this pie), their goodness becomes more bioavailable.
So, think of this pie, which is super easy to whip up, as a nutritious treat. Whether it’s for yourself or a dinner gift, be thankful for the sweet potato.