Have A Healthy Thanksgiving!

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Sweet potato casserole is hands down one of the most beloved Thanksgiving dishes on the table. Healthy parents love to serve sweet potatoes not just because they taste good, but also because are one of the most nutritionally dense foods out there, boasting 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and 377% of your daily allowance of Vitamin A in just one cup! We’ve developed a Sweet Potato Casserole recipe that will bring all the sweetness and deliciousness of  your favorite Thanksgiving dish with a healthful, Vitamin Bee twist! You can even make your own Vitamin Bee face. Little chef assistance is highly encouraged!

Vitamin Bee’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes (the orange yams)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 Medium white potatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • Raisins (get a whole bag to work with)
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • Walnuts (about 6 walnut halves)

Instructions: Boil or bake the potatoes until they are soft in the middle. Scoop out the sweet potato meat and mix it with the cinnamon, two tablespoons of coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Press the mixture into a round 10” baking pan Next, scoop out the white potatoes and mix with a tablespoon of coconut oil and a dash of salt (only a pinch is necessary). Shape the white potato mixture into square patties and place equal distance apart to make the eyes. Outline the eyes with raisins and stick one raisin in the middle of each eye for the pupil. Be sure to add raisins to make the bridge and ear holders of the glasses too! Use half walnuts or pieces of walnuts to make a smile. Outline the smile with raisins. Bake at 375 degrees until the potatoes start to brown; about 20-30 minutes.

We hope you had as much fun making this Sweet Potato Casserole as you did eating it! How are you’re little chefs helping you make a healthy Thanksgiving this year?