How Sweet It Is: 6 Sweet Potato Recipes

These great sweet potato recipes will have you jumping for sweet-potato joy!

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 and 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.

1. Sweet Potato Pancakes/Waffles

What better way to start the day than with a plate of sweet-potato pancakes? This breakfast of champions will fuel your day and leave you licking your plate! On top of being delicious, they offer a whopping 40 grams of protein.

Sweet potato

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2. Bacon 'n Cheese Sweet Potato

This meal is quick, easy, and a great way to refuel after a grueling workout!

Bacon and cheese

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3. Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

This modified Rachel Ray recipe is flavorful, clean, and filling. Yum Yum!

Sweet and spicy potato soup

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4. Sweet Potato Fries/Chips

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.

Sweet potato fries and chips

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5. Sweet Potato Stir Fry

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.

Stir fry

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6. Sweet Potato Bread

This bread recipe is good for both the body and the soul. Enjoy!

sweet potato bread

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