I cannot believe we are already in November. Every year seems to go faster I dont know If it is because we are busier in our life or because we are just getting older and taking live seriously.
Halloween just happened and I am surprise to see how New Zelanders are enjoying this American tradition.
I remember 5 years ago when I arrived to this small town Queenstown NZ, nobody worried about dressing up or making parties about Halloween. It was just another day. It was seen like a horror tradition. Look how interesting is that when this country is not Catholic at all.
In my Country Colombia, Halloween was a big celebration. All kids were so looking forward to dress up and put their best costume and it was not just horror or terrifying outfits.
When I was about 8 years old I remember going to the mall with my parents because it was the only place where I can show off my dress but instead, we were stuck in the traffic so my father after 3 hours , inside of the car, decided to go back home so the idea of picking up sweets and showing off my princess dress was just an ilussion
I am a mother of four, so I try to organise parties or playdates for my boys. After being separated, being a single mum, I have lost my interest I dont even have more energy to get together with people but of course I love to see kids all dressed up and going trick or treating on the streets, seeing my boys all happy and just enjoying people around them. It takes part of the best memories.
I know is a little too late to talk about Halloween and healthy recipes but I want to share an easy recipe for the kids . It does not necessary need to be halloween to make it, you can use any other cookie cutter even for christmas , or just circles or triangules or any other shape you have in your mind.
The recipe is with the popular SWEET POTATOES.
Do you want to know what are the nutritional advantages of sweet potatoes?
In one medium spud ,there is over 400 percent of your daily Vitamin A requirement , plus loads of fiber Calcium and Vit B6. They have more grams of natural sugar than a regular potatoe but more overall nutrients with fewer calories.
Nutritional content of the sweet potatoe:
Per 100 grams
Sodium 55 mg
Potassium 337 mg
Total carbohydrate 20 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Vitamin A 283%
Vitamin B6 10%
This is what you have to do with the sweet potatoes. You can have this for dinners with protein like meat, chicken or pok or even by themselves.