WMB-Sweet-Potato-Day-1When World Moms Blog first became a #ONEMoms community partner, we published a collaborative post by our global contributors on sweet potato recipes. Our moms mixed the root with everything from black beans to walnuts!

Today, we’re back participating in the ONE Blog Hop and helping to spread the word about Sweet Potato Day today! (#sweetpotatolove)

Could you imagine if your community could make a big healthy difference by adding sweet potatoes to the local diet? In many communities this switch can be the difference from a child growing up malnourished or nourished.  Or a child needing eye glasses, or not.

According to Self Nutritional, the sweet potato is low in sodium, and very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B6 and manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Now take my hand — we’re jetting you off  to Tel Aviv, Israel into the home of Susie Newday at New Day, New Lesson for a sweet potato recipe.  Check out her vlog on how to make Quinoa with Veggies.

 

For the written recipe, visit Susie’s blog at New Day, New Lesson!

Next, we poached this recipe, originally from Awesomecusine.com, found on our Senior Editor, Purnima Ramakrishnan’s blog this week. Because everyone needs a fun sweet potato recipe from India. Why not?  Sounds delish!

Sweet Potato Curry (spicy side dish for breads and rice)

Ingredients:
250 gms Sweet Potatoes, boiled and sliced
1 medium Onion, minced
3 Green Chillies, minced
2 big Tomatoes, grated
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Coconut, grated
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tblsp Coriander seeds
3 Garlic Flakes
few Curry Leaves
4 Red Chillies
handful of Coriander leaves, sliced
Salt to taste

Method:

  • Grind coconut, red chillies, garlic, cumin and coriander seeds to a fine paste.
  • Heat 2 tblsp of oil and fry the onions and green chillies till soft.
  • Add tomatoes and spices and cook till the oil comes out.
  • Once the oil comes out, add sliced sweet potatoes and ground paste.
  • Put in 2 cups of water along with the remaining ingredients.
  • Cook till the curry turns a little thick.
  • Serve hot.

For more Sweet Potato Day recipes from India go check out Purnima’s post on Sweet Potato Day at The Alchemist’s Blog.

When in Uganda with Shot@Life this past October, I observed UNICEF’s Family Health Days including the administration of life-saving vaccines. Because the Family Health Days included additional dire global health services, I also got the chance to observe nurses measuring the upper arms of small children. A reading within a low range is an indication of possible malnutrition.  Seeing mothers first-hand being counseled on proper nutrition when their children didn’t pass this test really hit home. I can read about it, but witnessing it makes me feel even more committed to want to help and to rally the troops.  Let’s go, guys!

Did you know, 12% of the population do not have enough to eat? What can we do to help?

Sign ONE’s Petition.

  • Nutrition is the hidden killer of nearly 2 million children around the world. The sweet potato is serving as the mascot for our cause and we’re going to make it famous! Packed with nutrition and blessed with the ability to grow in many places, the sweet potato is literally saving lives. 

Give it a whirl.  Sign the petition. We can’t choose where on the planet that we are born. Let’s help the people who are without the food they need to survive.

And, visit the awesome posts on the #ONEMoms Blog Hop!:
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos from This Week for Dinner
Truffle Sweet Potato Frites from Savory Sweet Life
Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Stew from Chefdruck
Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits from Food for My Family
Sweet Potato Burgers from Cutie Booty Cakes
What’s Gaby Cooking and Sweet Potato Day
The Mission List and Sweet Potato Day
World Moms Blog and Sweet Potato Day
Go Graham Go and Sweet Potato Day
Cranberry Sweet Potato Crumb Cake from Barbara Bakes
Bourbon and Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes from Boston Mamas
Documama and Sweet Potato Day
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding from Eat the Love
Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage from Kitchen Gadget Girl
Sweet Potato Love To Help End World Hunger from Love That Max
Celebrating Sweet Potato Day with Mom Trends
Sweet Potato Chili from Righteous Bacon
Cooking Sweet Potatoes for Picky Eaters from Rookie Moms
Sweet Potatoes and Global Health from Third Eye Mom
Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Kielbasa ONE Skillet Bake from Tickled Red
Sweet, Dude, Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash from Helen Jane
Oh My Sweet Potato Apple Bake from Bowl Licker
Sweet Potato and Peanut Gratin from Non-Reactive Pan
Sweet Potato Fries from When You Wake Up a Mother (also found on Million Moms Challenge)
This is an original post to World Moms Blog by founder, Jennifer Burden, in New Jersey, USA.

Jennifer Burden

Jennifer Burden is the Founder and CEO of World Moms Network, an award winning website on global motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. World Moms Network writes from over 30 countries, has over 70 contributors and was listed by Forbes as one of the “Best 100 Websites for Women”, named a “must read” by The New York Times, and was recommended by The Times of India. She was also invited to Uganda to view UNICEF’s family health programs with Shot@Life and was previously named a “Global Influencer Fellow” and “Social Media Fellow” by the UN Foundation. Jennifer was invited to the White House twice, including as a nominated "Changemaker" for the State of the World Women Summit. She also participated in the One Campaign’s first AYA Summit on the topic of women and girl empowerment and organized and spoke on an international panel at the World Bank in Washington, DC on the importance of a universal education for all girls. Her writing has been featured by Baby Center, Huffington Post, ONE.org, the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life, and The Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists.” She is currently a candidate in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in the Executive Masters of Public Affairs program, where she hopes to further her study of global policies affecting women and girls. Jennifer can be found on Twitter @JenniferBurden.

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