“You need to eat for two people”
Is what you usually here when you are pregnant or even when breastfeeding, and hence we try to eat calorie dense foods to help improve our overall intake.
Why have only calorie dense foods when we can make them nutrient dense too…
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.
Hence they make something of an ideal food.
Try this simple recipe of kheer with sweet potato instead of the regular rice kheer for fulfilling your post meal dessert cravings or even as an evening snack.
- 250 g sweet potato – boiled and peeled
- 750 ml milk
- 3 tbsp sugar
- Crushed green cardamom
- Blend the boiled sweet potato with 250 ml of milk, until is becomes a smooth paste.
- Mix with the rest of the milk, add the cardamom and cook on low flame till thickens to desired consistency.
Add sugar and cook till sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
- Serve chilled.
Being nutrient-dense, and not too mention yummy! This could also be a wonderful choice as a first food for your baby.