Sweet Potato Kale Latkes with Lemon Green Onion Parsley Sauce Print 5 LikeDislike By Eva Knez ‘Tis the season for root vegetables! They’re super satisfying and the perfect comfort food, which makes them ideal for eating in the winter. In today’s recipe, the star veggie is the sweet potato. I added some kale to the recipe, just to add a little more nutrition and a more complex flavor. I also love the addition of the smoked paprika, it makes these latkes taste out of this world delicious! And the dipping sauce brings the dish together giving you creaminess that complements the latkes so well. You guessed it! Because of their gorgeous orange color, sweet potatoes are a fantastic source of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for skin health, gut health, immune health and eye health. Sweet potatoes also have a very nice profile of B vitamins. B vitamins are excellent nutrients that help give us energy and support and ease our bodies from stress. Sweet potatoes are particularly high in pantothenic acid, which is a B vitamin (B5) that is quickly depleted during times of stress. And yes, sweet potatoes are sweet. They actually help balance blood sugar levels due to their high amount of dietary fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. They’re a versatile veggie, so they’re easy to incorporate into your diet!