10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

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By: , – Toby Amidor, Food Network’s Healthy Eats
11/21/2012 6:00 PM   :  8 comments   :  37,435 Views

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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 





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

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Comments

  • 8
    Hugs. - 11/25/2012   9:34:06 PM
  • 7
    Just cooked in the crock pot. - 11/25/2012   8:47:28 PM
  • 6
    I LOVE sweet potatoes! I didn't care to add any sugar or anything to them...I'm supposed to be losing weight, right? I ordered them at a restaurant once and they put butter with cinnamon on top. I do that now and they are fantastic! I also love to bake them in wedges or slices and put chili powder on them for a spicy kick. YUMMMMM! :-) - 11/25/2012   11:34:20 AM
  • 5
    I love roasted sweet potato, cut into chunks and rubbed with olive oil, then roasted at gas 4, turning occasionally, till they get to that soft sticky stage! I also vary this with different herbs and seasonings.
    Definitely would not be tempted to add sugar, syrup, honey or any other form of sweetener. I agree with previous mailers - they are sweet enough already. - 11/22/2012   5:28:58 PM
  • 4
    Why must every sweet potato recipe include some sort of sweetener? They are naturally sweet! Roasted sweet potatoes (potatoes and some oil) are wonderful. No need to add anything to them. - 11/22/2012   7:21:37 AM
  • 3
    Thank you! I love sweet potatoes and order them anytime they are available at a restaurant, but I have never made them myself. Your recipes are giving me some great ideas! - 11/22/2012   12:11:58 AM
  • 2
    I like them just as they are too. I microwave them just for me. I oven roast them too for a bigger meal. I love to have extra mashed after the meal and I put it in to stew or soup to add more nutrients but also to thicken the broth. Pat in Maine. - 11/21/2012   11:07:24 PM
  • 1
    I like to just bake them plain, by themselves. They are sweet enough that they don't need anything added if you let them go long enough to caramelize. Same thing with the sweeter winter squashes like buttercup and kabocha. - 11/21/2012   6:35:51 PM

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