Move over, pumpkin. We’re swapping your gourdy goodness for sweet potatoes. These mini sweet potato cheesecakes from one of our Nutritional Ambassadors, McKenzie Hall from Nourish RDs, are everything you need for the best Thanksgiving dessert. Or, any holiday. Or, okay. Any single day of the year.
Just like the more common orange, dessert-y filling, sweet potatoes offer a great texture and base for holiday desserts. Balanced with the tang and smoothness of cream cheese, you really can’t go wrong. I have a friend who likes everything mini. She has told me extensively about the mini farm she will someday have with fainting goats and teacup pigs and dwarf cherry trees. These single-serve cheesecakes should be her go-to dessert in mini-land. They are just the right size to satiate the sweet craving for everyone at the party without feeling weighed down by a hefty, rich slice of triple layer chocolate cake.
Staying healthy this holiday season doesn’t mean not indulging. It just means focusing on the better-for-you options that are made with real, whole food. Add a gluten-free crust made from our Simply Sweeet Potato tortilla chips, a dollop of greek yogurt, and you’ll sprout all the goodness of the season!