Sweet potatoes can make any meal a little better and take on so many different forms! Here are some of our favorite healthy sweet potato recipes that add a little orange and flavor to our plates.
Do you have a bag of beautiful sweet potato in your fridge or pantry, but you are feeling a bit lost on how to put them to use? I hear ya! I love sweet potatoes, but I need to shake it up a bit in how I eat them so that I don’t get sweet potato burnout (its a thing, TNNers).
Health benefits of sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a starchy root vegetable that is available in many places year round! Known for their dazzling orange color, these root tubers serves up some serious vitamins and minerals. Such as…
- fiber. They have oodles of it. Especially when you eat the skin. 1 medium sweet potato has 6 grams of dietary fiber. (source)
- potassium. A good alternative for those of you who can’t eat or don’t like bananas.
- copper. This is an essential metal for making red blood cells and keeping your heart healthy.
- vitamin C. One cup of baked sweet potato 52% of your daily requirements. Move over oranges! (source)
- beta-carotene. Like carrots, sweet potatoes can be great for eye health.
- Manganese. 43% of your daily value of manganese can be found in one cup of baked sweet potato. Manganese is important for brain health.
Okay. I’m convinced. Let’s sweet potato-load all the foods!
Awesome! I’m glad we are on the same page!
Here is a collection of some of my favorite recipes using the amazing and beautiful sweet potato! A little something for everyone and all the meals….including dessert!
Go on! And veggie-load you life!
Breakfast healthy sweet potato recipes
These Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Muffins are easy peasy to whip up and a delicious way to get vitamin-rich sweet potato into your family’s bellies. Paired with delicious peanut butter and made with just 8 real food ingredients, these muffins make the perfect addition to any breakfast or as a healthy snack.
Just the right amount of sweet and all kinds of soft and fluffy, these Grain-Free Sweet Potato Muffins will become the star at your breakfast table. Naturally sweetened and mixed entirely in your blender or food processor, they couldn’t be easier to make or more family-friendly.
Paleo and gluten free waffles that are full of sweet potato and warm fall flavors.
I love and adore a one-skillet meal! Especially at breakfast. Minimal prep before you’ve had that first cup of (much needed) coffee and next to no clean up when you’ve finished the meal. Heck, you can even leave the one-skillet in the sink for the day and not have to worry about coming home to a sink full of breakfast dishes at then end of the day. Yep, a one-skillet breakfast is the way to go and THIS is my breakfast of choice as of late.
I really love one-skillet meals. Like, really love them. Maybe a little too much. And frittatas are pretty much the king of easy, one-skillet meals.
Lunch healthy sweet potato recipes
A healthy twist on a nostalgic comfort food many of us grew up on, Sweet Potato Tots are a delicious finger food to add to your life! Loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and fiber from the sweet potato and chocked full of protein, iron and manganese from the quinoa, these beauties are also egg-free, gluten free, dairy-free, nut-free and perfect for hungry little hands!
Real. Simple. Wholesome. That is the dream shared round the world of tired mamas and papas as they stare blankly into their fridges, trying to muster up some sort of inspiration for what to cook for dinner… and that their crew will actually eat.
The nights are getting cooler and cooler. The sweatshirts are finding their way out of storage and into the closet. People all over the Northern Hemisphere are watching their glowing fireplaces while snuggling under warm blankets. Yep, fall is definitely upon us. The only thing missing is a bowl of hot, cozy soup to slowly sip while the fire crackles and the dog snores at their feet.
Dinner healthy sweet potato recipes
A dinner staple that is made super easy to cook in your slow cooker!
Instant Pot Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili is an easy, healthy and delicious dinner! This cozy soup is full of warm cozy flavors and family-friendly. Gluten free + vegan.
Made in your slow cooker, this chili is bean-free, Paleo and loaded with sweet potato goodness!
A healthy twist on a classic comfort food, these fries are the perfect side to a Friday night burger!
Dessert healthy sweet potato recipes
These Chocolate Sweet Potato Cookies are so dang good! Naturally gluten free and made with real food ingredients, they are packed with goodness! Perfect for a healthy snack, breakfast or lunch box addition!
Super fudgy, delicious and easy to make and with a healthy dose of good-for-you sweet potatoes thrown into the mix, One-Bowl Sweet Potato Brownies are the perfect little treat. Mixed entirely in one bowl and made from nothing but real food ingredients, you are going to be stunned that these bites of heaven are also Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free.
Veggies in pudding? It totally works and dessert just got a little healthier!