Mr.Picky will never like sweet potatoes. No matter which method I find to prepare them, he wants a regular starchy worthless potato. This is fine as long as he will try other vegetables against his will. He has come a long way from when I met him, and there are so many vegetables he never thought he would like. Well maybe not like, but find good enough to choke down in order to set a good example.
In order to stay healthy I try to eat a variety of food, mostly consisting of fruits and vegetables. One of my favorite filling vegetables are sweet potatoes. Although I often will eat them as a substitute to a sweet craving, they are amazing fixed savory. A few years ago my mom said, “you need to try a baked sweet potato with just two simple toppings”. In no way did this sound appealing but my mother has a great palette so I thought I should try it. Give it a try it may just surprise you.
Baked Sweet Potatoes:
- Sweet potatoes or yams
- sour cream
- green onions, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Simple wash the sweet potatoes and poke with a fork. Place them on a cookie sheet and in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes depending on size. Cook until just tender, you can test by sticking a fork in them easily.
Slice through the skin and pull open, fluff up the potato with a fork. Add a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of green onions, and season with salt and pepper. You could can probably use greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make it even healthier.