Our kids love to eat this meal because it is fun to make and fun to eat. We usually put all the toppings on the table and let our kids make their own tostadas; it is amazing what your kids will eat if they get to make their own choices about what they put on their plate.
And sweet potatoes are a healthy alternative to white potatoes. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and rich in complex carbohydrates. They are also a good source of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, iron and calcium
Sweet Potato Tostadas
Start by peeling a large sweet potato and then cut it into one inch cubes. (If you leave the peel on, there is more fiber in a serving than oatmeal.) Put the potatoes in a saucepan and add cold water until just covered. Bring to a boil and simmer for twenty minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain sweet potatoes and toss them in a food processor with 2 TBSP butter until smooth. For slightly lumpy sweet potatoes, use a handheld potato masher.
To serve, spread a thin layer of sweet potato on a tostada. We serve them with the following toppings in the middle of the table. Our 5 and 6 year old like to make the beans and olives stick to the mash. And they love that you get to eat with your hands!
shredded cheddar cheese
Note: you can fry your own fresh corn tortillas or buy pre-made tostada shells.