There are certain items that must be present on every Thanksgiving table. A turkey. Cranberries. Mashed potatoes. Brussels sprouts. Gravy. And sweet potatoes or yams – those luscious, brilliant orange spuds that are so versatile, so delicious, and so packed with beta carotene. Traditionally baked into casseroles and topped with mini marshmallows, there are in fact a ton of things you can do with a humble sweet potato. Choose the darker fleshed varieties – often labeled yams – at the grocery store for the biggest nutritional bang for your buck.