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November 22, 2016

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Crispy Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoeswhite sweet potatoes, in particular—have a creamy texture when cooked and mashed. The sage in this recipe offsets the sweetness of the potatoes.

Makes 2 servings


1 small sweet potato, baked
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
6 to 8 sage leaves, chopped


Wrap the sweet potato in foil. Bake at 450 F for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly, then remove the peel and mash the sweet potato with the salt and black pepper. In a small pan over medium heat, toast the sage leaves until they start to get crispy. Sprinkle the sage over the mashed sweet potatoes.

Optional: If you would rather not turn on your oven, simply steam or boil the sweet potato until it is soft.

Core Concepts: Crispy sage makes a great topping for pastas, enchiladas, and any other dish with a deep flavor. Use sparingly.

Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jason Wyrick of the Vegan Culinary Experience.

Per serving: Calories: 112; Protein: 2 g; Carbohydrates: 26 g; Sugar: 5 g; Total Fat: 0.1 g; Calories from Fat: 0.8%; Fiber: 4 g; Sodium: 342 mg

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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