Thanksgiving is fast approaching! Rather than endure that calorie-laden, marshmallow infested sweet potato casserole (that’s really more like a dessert than a side dish), why not try something quick and healthy? This mashed sweet potato recipe has just 4 ingredients, but you can add chopped pecans or walnuts if you like. It’s extremely high in beta-carotene and potassium and contains zero fat, unless you add some nuts. Bon appetit!

4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp. minced ginger
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1. Boil the potatoes until soft.
2. Drain the water.
3. Add orange juice, ginger and cinnamon
4. Beat with a hand mixer on high until completely mashed.
5. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans if desired. *

Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings

Nutrition information per 1/2 cup serving: 130 calories, 3 g protein, 31 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 70 mg sodium, 411 mg potassium

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