Today I am sharing my favorite Sweet Potato Recipe along with a group of bloggers in conjunction with ONE to call attention to the star of their global nutrition campaign, the Sweet Potato.
Why The Sweet Potato?
Although more than 7 million tons of sweet potatoes are produced each year and are widely eaten in Africa, they’re not the kind that have essential nutrients. They’re white in color and low in vitamin A, a vitamin that helps prevent blindness and infant mortality. But several years ago, a Ugandan breeder, in collaboration with an international research association, developed a new orange-colored variety of sweet potato that is loaded with orange-hued beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. More than 24,000 households received the orange sweet potato vine to harvest in a pilot in Uganda and Mozambique between 2007 and 2009. The program resulted in increases in orange sweet potato adoption and consumption. Impressively, vitamin A intake by women and children as much as doubled. For children 6 to 35 months, who are especially vulnerable, the orange sweet potatoes contributed more than 50 percent of their total vitamin A intake. Innovations like the orange-fleshed sweet potato are flipping malnutrition on its head, but farmers in the developing world need the support of world leaders to make these and other nutrient-rich crops more widespread. And that’s precisely why we’re calling on them to make a measurable, meaningful commitment to reduce chronic child malnutrition for 25 million kids by 2016. So take action now. Sign our petition today. –ONE Global Creative Director Roxane Philson explains why sweet potatoes are superheroes in the fight against child malnutrition.
Carol jeans Sweet potato Casserole
(a family favorite!)
3 C. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1 Stick of Butter
1/2 C. Sugar
2 Eggs Beaten
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1 C. Brown Sugar
1/3 C. Flour
1 Stick Melted Butter
1 C. Chopped Pecans
Mix all filling ingredients together and spread in a baking dish.
Combine all topping ingredients and spread over top of filling.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.
Check out these other great Sweet Potato Recipes from the bloggers involved!
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos from This Week for Dinner
Truffle Sweet Potato Frites from Savory Sweet Life
Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Stew from Chefdruck
Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits from Food for My Family
Sweet Potato Burgers from Cutie Booty Cakes
What’s Gaby Cooking and Sweet Potato Day
The Mission List and Sweet Potato Day
World Moms Blog and Sweet Potato Day
Go Graham Go and Sweet Potato Day
Cranberry Sweet Potato Crumb Cake from Barbara Bakes
Bourbon and Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes from Boston Mamas
Documama and Sweet Potato Day
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding from Eat the Love
Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage from Kitchen Gadget Girl
Sweet Potato Love To Help End World Hunger from Love That Max
Celebrating Sweet Potato Day with Mom Trends
Sweet Potato Chili from Righteous Bacon
Cooking Sweet Potatoes for Picky Eaters from Rookie Moms
Sweet Potatoes and Global Health from Third Eye Mom
Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Kielbasa ONE Skillet Bake from Tickled Red
Sweet, Dude, Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash from Helen Jane
Oh My Sweet Potato Apple Bake from Bowl Licker
Sweet Potato and Peanut Gratin from Non-Reactive Pan
Sweet Potato Fries from When You Wake Up a Mother (also found on Million Moms Challenge)