8 Healthy Ways to Make Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes get a bad name based on their carbohydrate content. Although they are a high-carb source, sweet potatoes contain valuable nutrients. Forget about the "unhealthy" notion and embrace the versatility of these eight healthy ways to make sweet potatoes!
Potatoes receive an undesirable name based on their carbohydrate content. Though they are in fact major carb sources, sweet potatoes contain valuable nutrients including vitamin A and fiber. Ditch the "unhealthy" notion and embrace the versatility of these eight healthy ways to make sweet potatoes!
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes
1. Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
Comfy up to a decadent soup on a crisp evening! Packed with nutrients and flavor yet light in calories, guiltlessly indulge on this creamy carrot and sweet potato soup.
2. Sweet Potato Hash
Take breakfast to a whole new level with a sweet potato hash. In a large pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and add in three sweet potatoes (cut into bite-sized pieces), one medium red onion (diced), and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook for 20 minutes (or until the potatoes are tender), stirring occasionally. Uncover and turn heat on high, stirring the potatoes until they have acquired a golden color. Serve with favorite styled eggs - scrambled, sunny-side up, etc.! Feel free to add bell peppers, garlic, tomatoes, etc. to best accommodate to personal preferences.
3. Sweet Potato Pancakes
Flour-free, gluten-free, and lactose-free pancakes? You may be thinking, "No way is that possible!" But with only two ingredients and the help of sweet potato's natural flavor, the unimaginable becomes deliciously executed. Mesh the flesh (no skin) of one medium-sized sweet potato with two eggs or a ½ cup of egg substitute. In a medium-low heated, greased skillet add a spoonful or two (depending on desired size) of the sweet potato batter. Cook for approximately four minutes, or until golden brown, then flip to the other side. Serve with apples or bananas, yogurt, favorite nut butter, and honey or maple syrup. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger can also be added to the batter to enrich flavor.
4. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Hasselback potatoes are a unique way to transform a traditional baked potato into a quite fancy product. This recipe for hasselback sweet potatoes features fresh herbs along with creamy, protein-filled Greek yogurt. Since hasselback is essentially the technique in which the potato is cut, the flavors can be easily modified. For instance, take a cut hasselback potato and sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with a peanut butter yogurt mixture for a naturally-sweetened alternative!
5. Sweet Potato Fries
Ditch the greasy traditional fries and explore the opportunities of sweet potato fries. Baked not fried, these sweet potato fry recipes feature seven variations all sure to please!
6. Cinnamon-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This mashed sweet potato recipe takes the standard white mashed potatoes and gravy to an entirely different dimension. Cozy up to cinnamon-spiced mashed sweet potatoes during the cooler Fall months (or any day, for the matter!) for a nutritious, yet delicious sweet potato variation.
7. Sweet Potato Casserole
The notorious sweet potato casserole is always a tempting side dish at Thanksgiving. But unfortunately, it is often indulged in excess and packs on high calories. Enjoy this EatingWell sweet potato casserole, including four healthful tips to make a healthier sweet potato casserole, this holiday season!
8. Farmer's Market Cobb Salad
Though potatoes and green, leafy salads do not couple too often, this Cobb salad changes up the status quo. The featured salad is highly nutritious and incorporates a wide variety of nutrients, healthy fats, protein, and fiber. This meal within itself is just another way to highlight sweet potatoes!