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Healthy & Delicious: Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash

Editor's note: On Mondays, Kristen Swensson Sturt of Cheap, Healthy, Good swings by these parts to share healthy and delicious recipes with us. Take it away, Kristen!

[Photograph: Kristen Swensson Sturt]

This? Is nothing special to look at. It is, in two words, very orange.

But, for those of you A) looking for a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes, B) feeding picky children and/or adults, or C), who like orange, this is the motherlode.

Adapted from a popular side dish from All Recipes, Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash is a powerhouse of solid nutrition and appealing flavor. For one thing, you will never find a recipe with more Vitamin A, though the allotments of fiber and Vitamin C aren't too shabby, either. For another thing, well, it's just really, really good.

Despite a slight textural difference, the carrots and sweet potatoes mesh (or is it mash?) unexpectedly well. The addition of unsweetened applesauce and brown sugar make the dish moist and ever-so-slightly sweet, while the raisins, quite literally, give you something to chew on.

Oh, and while adults will appreciate this recipe, kids will go absolutely nutso bonkers insane for this. Try it on your family today, especially if they're into the color orange.

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