How Sweet It Is: 6 Sweet Potato Recipes
The Jeremy Lin of the vegetable world, the sweet potato has the nutritional profile of a superstar. It's packed with dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. It provides hunger control, energy and it tastes great!
The sweet potato is also extremely versatile: it can be cooked to taste sweet or savory and it's only about 100 calories per cup. Try these recipes and add sweet potato power to your diet.
What better way to start the day than a plate of sweet potato pancakes?
This breakfast of champions will fuel your day and leave you licking your plate!
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until smooth.
- Cook batches in pre-sprayed skillet/waffle maker on medium high temperature until bubbles form on the surface, then turn over and cook until dark golden brown.
- Serve with cinnamon and sugar free syrup.
Serving Size (Without Walnuts)
This meal is quick, easy and a great way to refuel after a grueling workout!
- Top sweet potato with cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, chopped broccoli, turkey bacon and crushed red pepper.
- Microwave for 1.5-2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
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This modified Rachel Ray recipe is flavorful, clean and filling. Yum Yum!
- Heat a soup pot over medium-high heat and spray with Olive Oil Pam.
- Add carrots, celery and onion and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, chipotle, and enchilada sauce and stir to combine.
- Stir in salt, pepper and a bay leaf and cook for 1 minute.
- Add stock, cover and raise heat to high. Bring the stoup to a boil, remove cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add chicken and sweet potato and simmer 5 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked through.
- Garnish with dollop of Greek yogurt.
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Sweet potato chips/fries make a great side dish. I like to top them with cinnamon, nutmeg, and Splenda for a sweet version, or Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper for savory.
Here is the basic recipe -- season as you please.
- 16 oz Sweet Potatoes
- Choice of seasonings
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Cut up sweet potatoes (fries, wedges, whatever you prefer).
- Season and spray pan and sweet potatoes with Olive Oil Pam.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
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After doing some research and experimentation with purple sweet potatoes, I found they are not quite as sweet as orange sweet potatoes, but are great for more savory dishes, like stir fry.
Their purple skin also makes them a great source of antioxidants and adds some fun and color to your food.
- Place sweet potatoes in oven at 425 for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook pork chop on medium heat until done.
- Add cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower to skillet and cook until cabbage is wilted. Mix with pork, sweet potato and eggplant and season with salt and pepper.
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This bread recipe is good for both the body and the soul. Enjoy!
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with olive oil Pam.
- Mix whey and oat bran into medium bowl.
- Beat splenda, eggs and vanilla to blend in large bowl. Mix in sweet potato. Add dry ingredients and walnuts and stir well.
- Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
- Cool bread in pan on rack 15 minutes.
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Awesome! Can't wait to try the pancakes. Quick question though... What is the serving size and how many does this recipe make? The nutrition facts look great, but is that for the whole batch? thanks!
that pancake/waffle recipe looks amazing-- will do. and sweet potato fries are a weekly favorite; it feels like i'm doing bad, but.. not really. i prefer their taste now, anyways.
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