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Go Further with Food this March with Sweetpotatoes!

March is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme, Go Further with Food, encourages us to achieve the numerous benefits healthy eating habits offer. It also urges us to find ways to manage food resources and cut back on waste, which helps you focus on getting the nutrients you need and saving money and the planet. We’re here to help you find the different ways you can make some changes with sweetpotatoes: Become a Meal Prep Star One way to…

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Mix in Sweetpotatoes for Heart Health Month

February is a special time of year when we lead with a loving heart and show our loved ones just how much care. Though, you can’t love your fullest without a healthy heart, right y’all? As American Heart Health Month, we encourage you to give YOUR heart a little extra love… with sweetpotatoes, of course! Did y’all know that sweetpotatoes are high in antioxidant activity compared to other vegetables? Antioxidants help reduce your risk of chronic…

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A Fresh Start with Sweetpotatoes

The holiday season is officially over, y’all! While some may have the post-holiday blues, others are breathing a heavy sigh of relief. No matter which you are, we can all agree that the new year means fresh beginnings and time to get things back on track. Don’t get us wrong, you won’t see us turning down a piece of chocolate here and there. We know the key to health is all about moderation because we believe nutritious can also be…

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Be Sweet for World Kindness Day

Did y’all know that November 13th is World Kindness Day? We’re all about it down here in North Carolina because who couldn’t stand to a little sweeter. We think there’s no better way to celebrate than creating some simple, sweet tater recipes for your friends and family. Whether it’s dropping off dinner for your neighbors or bringing in a surprise treat for your coworkers, our sweetpotato recipes are a delicious and nutritious way to show everyone a little…

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Getting’ Ready for Football Season with Sweet Taters

Okay y’all – it’s finally here – football season! Whether you’re a lover of college, professional or even your local high school team, there’s just something special about this time of year. And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by adding sweetpotatoes to every football party snack! From chili to nachos to gameday appetizers, sweet taters will satisfy the whole crowd while they cheer on their favorite team. Take a look at some of our favorite…

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Celebrate the Fiesta de Camotes this September!

There’s no better to celebrate the start of a new month (and almost new season) than with sweetpotatoes! This September, the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission is excited to announce Fiesta de Camotes, or Celebrating Sweetpotatoes, highlighting Hispanic restaurants and bakeries throughout North Carolina featuring sweetpotatoes in a special dish, and is just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month. Take a look at some of the recipes these chefs are cooking up, and find them all…

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Get Grillin’ this Fourth of July with Sweetpotatoes!

It’s finally here y’all, everyone’s favorite summertime holiday: the Fourth of July! So that means hot dogs, fresh watermelon and grilled everything. You know we just love grilled sweetpotatoes, and we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favorites for your outdoor barbecue tomorrow! Grilled Sweetpotato Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing, Blue Cheese and Pecans This grilled salad blows your boring ol’ sweetpotato salad out of the water! With tangy blue cheese and crunchy pecans, your taste…

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Stay Healthy with Sweetpotato Bowls!

Now that the warm weather is here, we want delicious options that won’t weigh us down and just makes us feel good. Well folks, have no fear, sweetpotato bowls are here! From adding quinoa to avocados to salmon, we think there’s a bowl for everyone. Tahini Grilled Avocado, Cauliflower and Sweetpotato Power Bowl Whether you need an option for a #MeatlessMonday or just want a yummy lunch to ‘power’ you through the day, this bowl is…

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Sweetpotato Bread Pudding

Recipe Developed by Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN in Partnership with NCSPC Revamped bread pudding with bites of sweetpotato and hints of dark chocolate chips make for a custardy, light dessert that’s budget-wise and slow-cooker friendly. Ingredients      6 cups stale bread, cut into 2” pieces 2 cups sweetpotatoes, cut into 1/2” pieces 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 6 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Instructions Spray your slow cooker…

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Sweetpotato & Quinoa Bread

Guest post written by Veronica Shah of Joyous Household The great thing about sweetpotatoes is their versatility, which means they can be incorporated into a wide range of delicious recipes. And that’s exactly what we have for you today: a mouth-watering bread made from sweetpotato and quinoa. If you’re a regular reader of our website, you already know about the many health benefits of sweetpotatoes. And just like sweetpotatoes, quinoa is also very healthy,…

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