Sweet potatoes are so good for you! They are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and a ton of other minerals. Although I normally try to follow a pretty low-carb diet, I have to say that sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods, and a go-to for non-grain carbohydrates. How do you get more of the orange spuds in your diet?
(Sweet potato fries are NOT on this list because, personally, I find them a little annoying to make and get right.)
1. Baked Sweets
Usually once a week, I toss a few sweet potatoes in the oven to bake. I usually poke a few holes in them with a knife, wrap them loosely in aluminum foil, and bake at 350 for an hour, or until they are super soft. Then I pop them in the fridge for the week and take with me to work as an easy, healthy side with my lunch.
2. Grilled Sweets
For this recipe, you can cube your potatoes, toss them in a mix of butter and spices (salt, pepper, cumin, go crazy!), and then divide the cubes. Wrap each batch in some aluminum foil, toss on a preheated grill, and cook for about 20-30 minutes, turning the foil pouches every 10 minutes.
3. Sweet Potato Hash Browns
This has got to be one of my all-time favorites. And so freaking easy!!! Peel the skin off your sweet potatoes, grate with the larger-side of a cheese grater, and fry with butter, salt, and pepper until they’re crispy. Serve with an egg or two!
4. Sausage and Sweet Hash
Take your baked sweet potatoes from #1, cube/cut them up, and pan fry with breakfast sausage, paprika, sage, salt and pepper. Some people might consider this a breakfast, but I could eat this all day! I use all-natural chicken or turkey sausage because Jimmy Dean grosses me out…
5. Sweet Potato Soup
Similar to a butternut squash soup, I really like to do a sweet potato soup. I use a can of coconut milk, a few cups of chicken or veggie stock, two or three (depending on size) pre-baked sweet potatoes, chopped onion, and cumin. Cook all of these things down until they get soft, and put through the food processor or blender to get it nice and creamy. Yum!
So there you have it: 5 of my favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes!