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Sweet Potatoes

High in vitamin A and bursting with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, the sweet potato is one tuber you shouldn't pass up. Sweet potato fries are definitely not the healthiest way to enjoy this orange-colored veggie, since frying adds tons of fat and calories. Boiling is a good method, as long as you don't mash the sweet potatoes with tons of butter and brown sugar. Instead, try steaming diced chunks or baking the potato whole.

If you have a craving for fries, here's a recipe for oven-baked spiced sweet potato fries. Choose organic potatoes over conventional ones so you can also enjoy the benefits of the fiber-rich skin.

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