Watch the sweet potatoes magically change color!
What You Need:
- 1 Sweet Potato
- ¼ Cup Coconut Milk
- 1 Lemon or lime wedge
- A pinch of salt
- Coconut flakes (Optional)
What To Do:
- Your child can use a vegetable brush to gently clean the potatoes and pat them dry. Talk about how this part of the plant grows under the ground.
- Boil or steam the sweet potatoes, cool until easy to handle.
- Your child can peel the cooked potatoes with his fingers, the back of a spoon or butter knife.
- Using a serrated butter knife, your child can cut the potato into bite-sized pieces and put them into a bowl, mortar or poi board.
- Mash the potatoes.
- Measure and add in the coconut milk and pinch of salt. Mash together.
- Your child can squeeze a small amount of lemon juice over the mash. Watch the sweet potatoes magically change color!
- Mix and serve as-is or topped with coconut flakes.
Adapted from: Farm to Keiki; Cooking, Gardening and Nutrition with Children
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