8 Surprising Ways to Mix Up How You Eat

It’s no surprise that sweet potatoes are at the top of nearly everyone’s healthiest foods list. One baked, medium-sized sweet potato contains 438% of your daily value of vitamin A (a white potato contains 1%), 37% of your vitamin C, and some calcium, potassium, and iron too. And it’s only 105 calories! They also deliver 4 grams of dietary fiber, that’s 16% of the daily value!

And luckily there are many ways to whip them up. Here are a few great sweet potato recipes.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza

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1. Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza

Treat yourself to pizza for breakfast with this incredibly delicious Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza. Grain-free, gluten-free and quick to throw together, this Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza is ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Sweet potato turkey patties

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2. Sweet Potato Turkey Patties

These sweet potato turkey patties are a protein packed side dish, awesome alternative breakfast option or even great on top of a salad for a healthy lunch or dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

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3. Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

A light, sweet smoothie, made with sweet potatoes, maple syrup and spices. It tastes just like sweet potato pie.

You can use leftover sweet mashed potatoes or cook the potato in the microwave. Make it vegan by using unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk, and coconut yogurt.

Roasted Sweet Potato salad

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4. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad is a unique, colorful, healthy and best of all delicious alternative to traditional mayonnaise-based potato or macaroni salads. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.

roasted sweet potato tacos

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5. Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

These roasted sweet potato tacos are for those nights! It’s so easy to keep a few extra sweet potatoes lying around the pantry, and with just 9 other ingredients you can whip up a tasty meal that the family will love that is cheap and quick.

For these tacos, the sweet potatoes are the star: they are diced and tossed with olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper before being oven roasted to crispy perfection. For some extra crunch, be sure to throw them under the broiler for a few minutes at the end!

Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Lime & Peanuts

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6. Sweet Potato Noodle Salad

Raw sweet potato… As weird as it sounds it tasted no different than raw carrots. You can eat pretty much any vegetable raw if you spiralize it. Think zucchini, beets and turnips. Plus the acid in lime juice softens and “cooks” the sweet potato a bit.

Baked Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla

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7. Baked Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla

Baked Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla’s are a filling yet nourishing dinner idea!
This recipe is really easy to make- the first step you will need to peel, cut and boil the sweet potatoes to get them soft so you can mash them. Then add the beans, veggies and spices to the bowl with the mashed sweet potatoes and mix everything together. From there, start scooping the mix to the tortilla shells and then bake them on both sides. And that’s all!
Sweet Potato Hash

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8. Sweet Potato Kale Hash

For breakfast, lunch, or dinner…this sweet potato kale hash is packed with tons of veggies and protein for a satisfying meal!

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