They are orange, they are flavorful and packed-full of nutrition – sweet potatoes are sure to add a pop of color to your plates in the upcoming holiday season.

These root vegetables are available year-round but are in their peak season between October and December. Sweet potatoes are not only delicious, but they contain cancer-fighting properties. They are filled with carotenoids which is a special type of phytochemical that controls cell growth – and can reduce cancer risk according to AICR. Sweet potatoes are also full of antioxidants and contain a lot of vitamin C.

Below are some sweet potatoes recipes to try during the holidays! As always, please talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian before adding new foods to your diet.

Sweet Potato Chili with Peanuts

Sweet Potato and White Bean Fritters

Cider-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries

Honey-Roasted Parsnips, Sweet Potatoes and Apples

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