10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

by in Healthy Recipes, September 29, 2012

sweet potatoes
Fall in love with sweet potatoes again and again with these 10 deliciously healthy recipes.

Nutritional Goodness
One medium tuber contains 105 calories and 4 grams of fiber. These babies are bursting with antioxidant vitamins A and C, potassium and manganese. They also contain lycopene, another antioxidant that’s been shown to help fight certain types of cancer and heart disease.

Maple-Roasted
Thick pieces of potato wedges drizzled with a touch of maple syrup makes a delightful side dish.

Recipe: Food Network Kitchens’ Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes (pictured above)

In Quinoa
Enjoy pieces of roasted sweet potatoes in this protein-packed dish.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Quinoa

As Grilled Wedges
Wedges of sweet potatoes sprinkled with garlic, thyme, parsley and chili pepper flakes makes a fiery side dish.

Recipe: Garlic and Herb Grilled Sweet Potatoes

With Caramelized Onions
Pieces of sweet potato + caramelized red onion = mouthwatering heaven!

Recipe: Caramelized Onion Sweet Potato Salad

In a Casserole
Nothing says fall better than a warming casserole. Ellie’s guiltless version provides 160 calories and 4 grams of fat.

Recipe: Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole

Smashed
Alton punches up his mashed sweet potatoes with a hint of chipotle peppers.

Recipe: Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

With Cauliflower
This unsuspecting combo combined with turmeric, ginger, coriander and cumin seeds will pleasantly surprise your taste buds.

Recipe: Cauliflower With Sweet Potatoes

In a Stew
This vegetarian stew is a combo of kidney beans, sweet potatoes, oranges and Indian spices.

Recipe: Kidney Bean Stew With Sweet Potatoes and Oranges

As Potato Chips
Bobby Deen combines the sweetness of these tubers with cayenne pepper in crunchy baked chips.

Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

In a Soup
Creamy and smooth sweet potato soup along with a salad makes a perfect lunch or light dinner.

Recipe: Soothing Sweet Potato Soup

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