TODAY | August 26, 2013
>>> they say you are what you eat so we lightened up your favorite comfort foods to help you look and feel better.
>> we're doing it without sacrificing flavor. peggy is a registered new transiti nutritionist.
>> what does that mean?
>> we take a whole food approach to everything. real foods and whole foods to make you feel your best every day.
>> we're making it. very few ingredients. sweet potatoes , brown rice flour and very very simple ingredients.
>> what i'm going to get you to do first is we have seeds here that are brown. mix it up. what it does is it acts as a binding agent. so let that sit for about a minute and we can scoop in sweet potatoes . so here's a spoon here. scoop that one in and i'll start mashing. sweet potatoes are high in a type of vitamin a so high in antioxidants. great for your skin and body. we'll add in brown rice flour. so it's going to bind everything together.
>> and we have our omega 3s and fiber and then we have brown rice flour. what we're going to do is -- you can just smoosh it.
>> how would this be with a regular potato.
>> we're getting more fiber. sweet potato is higher in vitamin a.
>> there we go.
>> so what you have is a dough. wipe your hands there. you're going to roll it out with flour and you take a board scraper and you put little pieces.
>> about an inch?
>> about an inch wide. and stir it in boiling water and cook it for a few minutes. while that's training, we have coconut oil . it's more stable at a high heat temperature.
>> would you do olive oil ?
>> olive oil or any oil you want. i like the flavor of the coconut oil . sage leaves to that as well.
>> and we'll add hazelnuts.
>> so that's not just on top.
>> we can add it on top. i'm going to add some to the pan. anyway you want to do it.
>> do you have to put the garlic.
>> put it right in there.
>> you want to cook it down.
>> okay. in the interest of time.
>> it's longer than the three minutes.
>> i can eat it fast. you can take your hazel nut and put it on top.
>> it looks beautiful. and finish it off with a mojito. and double chocolate.
>> thank you so much. recipes at today.com. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. .
>>> we have learned so much this morning about brooke shields . mostly that she can tie a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue.
>> there you are right there.
>> and it's a legit knot.