Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Turnips

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup finely diced Italian parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste*
  • ¼ cup shredded reduced fat Swiss or Gruyére cheese
In large pot, place steamer filled with potatoes and turnips. Add 2 cups water, cover and bring to boil. Steam until tender, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in small skillet, sauté onion and parsley over medium heat in oil for 5 minutes. In large bowl, place tender potatoes and turnips and mash with large fork. Stir in onion, parsley and oil from pan. Season mixture to taste with salt and pepper. Lightly coat baking dish with oil spray and add potato mixture, pressing down evenly. Top with cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
 
Serves:
4
 
½ Cup of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
 
Nutrition Information per Serving:
calories: 84
Total Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
% of Calories from Fat: 35%
% of Calories from Saturated Fat: 5%
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 11g
Cholesterol: 2mg
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sodium: 59mg
*Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Recipe courtesy of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). This recipe meets Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
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