Peruvian Power Foods for Your Holiday Table

Registered dietician Manuel Villacorta teaches us about some of his favorite Peruvian power foods
Peruvian Power Foods for Your Holiday Table

Registered dietician Manuel Villacorta teaches us about some of his favorite Peruvian power foods

Peruvian cuisine is an up-and-coming trend right now. To go along with the health food craze, registered dietician Manuel Villacorta has put together a list of Peruvian power foods, which you can find in his book, aptly titled Peruvian Power Foods.

Villacorta stopped by The Daily Meal kitchen to share a couple of his favorite dishes using his power foods.

The first is a pichuberry pie. Manuel uses pichuberries, named for their place of origin — Machu Picchu, Peru. The pie is not only packed with vitamins, but is also low in sugar. Here is the recipe.

Villacorta also shares another culinary secret: the purple potato. He adds it to a simple mix of roasted vegetables. The color in the potato represents certain health benefits that do not come along with your everyday American potato. Here is Villacorta's recipe for how to roast the perfect purple potato!

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