When the grocery store has a box of sweet potatoes on sale - I am all in! Sweet potatoes are so versatile and easy to cook with. If you have a spiralizer, you can make spiral sweet potato fries in the oven. If you don't have a spiralizer, cutting them into thin slices works also. Just the simplicity of baking them in the oven and topping them with sauteed chick peas, spinach and garlic makes a hearty and easy lunch.
Sweet Potatoes are a great addition to any diet and contain a lot of vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). A very good source of vitamin C, and vitamin B6. A good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. Plus, they rank low on the glycemic index which means they do not spike your blood sugar.
In addition to not spiking your blood sugar, Dr. Axe states that sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants, boosts brain function, enhances immunity and can help with weight loss. Sounds like a sweet potato a day can help keep the doctor away!
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Sweet potato muffins. I'm always looking for ideas on how to get more veggies into breakfast. These Sweet Potato Muffins from Good + Simple are very moist and have ground flaxseeds on top - another nutrient boost! Click here for the recipe.
Sweet potato quinoa salad. This is a great idea for a quinoa salad. Not only does it use Sweet Potatoes but it also combines heart-healthy avocado, fresh spinach & cranberries. Yum! The recipe by Chelsea's Messy Apron includes a lemon vinaigrette, if you so choose. Click here for the recipe.
Sweet potato waffles. What I love about this recipe is you can make a batch & reheat them during the week for a fast yet nutritious breakfast. The waffles also include oats which increases the amount of fiber in the waffle to keep you fuller longer. The recipe by ChefdeHome can be found here.
Roasted sweet potato and brussels sprouts. This will be my new favorite lunch dish. I love Brussels sprouts, especially roasted. Combining sweet potatoes with sprouts makes this dish fulfilling! The recipe doesn't have a lot of spices which allow the natural flavors of the vegetables to shine. Thank you to The Food Charlatan for posting this recipe. Click here to access it.
Broccoli & walnut stuffed sweet potatoes. No sweet potato post would be complete without a stuffed sweet potato recipe. Daily Bites put together this broccoli, walnut stuffed sweet potato recipe. The best part is this recipe is dairy-free recipe because as Daily Bites puts it: sweet potatoes contain more moisture than white potatoes so they mash-up without dairy just fine! Click here for the recipe.
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