You need a sufficient amount of energy to remain active throughout the day. Well having an adequate amount of carbs is the perfect solution to the problem. Sweet potato is a perfect selection if you want to add up complex carbs in your nutrition plan. If you have a sweet tooth then sweet potato is great way to satisfy your cravings and at the same time you would not have to deviate from your diet plan. There are endless benefits of sweet potatoes so you need to come with some innovative yet satisfying sweet potato recipes that will make your day.

Why Sweet potatoes are the best option?

Sweet potatoes fuel up your body. You would be surprised to know that consuming sweet potatoes can play a positive role in stabilizing your blood sugar levels. The benefits do not just end here. Sweet potatoes are a rich of source of pantotheic acid, copper, manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to make sweet potatoes an essential part of your breakfast, lunch or dinner. The following are some of the best sweet potato recipes that will definitely make your day. You would not regret your decision.

Yummy sweet potato breakfast

You need to have an energy packed breakfast when you have a tough day ahead. Try out satisfying sweet potato breakfast recipes to help you remain active and energetic throughout the day.

 

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Simple sweet potato pancakes

Simple sweet potato pancakes

If you feel that it is time to bid farewell to gluten then these sweet potato pancakes are the best choice. These pancakes are packed with fiber and rich in healthy fats. Plus you would be getting the healthy carbohydrates as well.

Nutritional information

Total Calories: 220

Servings: 2

Serving Size: 1 serving

Fats: 14. 5 g

Carbohydrates: 17 g

Proteins: 8.5 g

Ingredients

  • ½ C mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 T Coconut flour
  • 1 t Cinnamon
  • ½ t clove
  • ¼ t baking soda
  • 2 t brown sugar
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 2 T sugar free maple syrup
  • ½ t Vanilla essence

Steps to success

  1. Take a bowl. Add in mashed sweet potatoes and eggs in the bowl and mix well. Now gradually stir in the coconut flour, baking soda, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla essence.
  2. When all the ingredients have mixed well heat a griddle on the medium heat. You need to add in the coconut oil to the griddle and melt it.
  3. Once the griddle is ready add the pancake batter to the griddle. You need to cook the pancakes for about 3 to 4 minutes. Once the pancakes are bubbling flip them and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Serve the pancakes along with the sugar free maple syrup.
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Sweet potatoes with banana bread muffins

Sweet potatoes with banana bread muffins

Sweet potatoes with banana bread muffins are yet another wonderful breakfast treat. The best part is that it would not take you a lot of time to prepare this dish in your kitchen.

Nutritional information

Total Calories: 61

Servings: 10

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Fats: 1.1 g

Carbohydrates: 6.2 g

Proteins: 6.6 g

Ingredients

  • ½ C banana flavored protein powder
  • ½ C egg whites
  • 1 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 T coconut flour
  • ½ C mashed sweet potato
  • ½ C mashed banana
  • Pinch cinnamon

Steps to success

  1. Your first step should be to pre-heat your oven to a temperature to 350 degrees F.
  2. Take a non-stick spray and make sure that you spray the muffin pan.
  3. Combine the sweet potatoes and the bananas till they are mixed well.
  4. Now add in the egg whites, almond milk, coconut flour and cinnamon to the sweet potato and banana mixture and mix well.
  5. Bake the muffins for about 35 to 40 minutes till they are done. You can check with the help of a tooth pick and if it comes out clean this means that the muffins are done.
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Parmesan and rosemary roasted sweet potatoes

Parmesan and rosemary roasted sweet potatoes

You are always looking out for healthy and satisfying lunch recipes. Let me tell you that Parmesan and rosemary roasted sweet potatoes would not turn out to be a disappointment and you will love the recipe.

Nutritional information

Total Calories: 281

Servings: 2

Serving Size: 1 serving

Fats: 16 g

Carbohydrates: 27 g

Proteins: 9 g       

Ingredients

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • ¼ C chopped fresh Rosemary
  • 1/8 C Low-fat parmesan cheese
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 1 minced Garlic clove
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of pepper
  • ¼ t red chili flakes

Steps to success

  1. Your oven needs to be pre-heated to a temperature of about 400 degrees F.
  2. The next step is that you should cut the sweet potatoes into small cubes.
  3. Take a Ziploc bag. Combine sweet potatoes, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper and red chili flakes in the Ziploc bag. Toss the Ziploc bag so that the sweet potatoes are coated well with the spices.
  4. Remove the sweet potatoes from the Ziploc bag and transfer to a dish.
  5. Bake the sweet potatoes for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Once the sweet potatoes are baked remove from the oven and serve.
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Lemon and Cilantro sweet potato fries

Lemon and Cilantro sweet potato fries

A filling and healthy snack is what you need during the daytime. The lemon and cilantro sweet potato fries are a creative and yummy treat and a must try out.

Nutritional information

Total Calories: 270

Servings: 4      

Serving Size: 1 serving

Fats: 18 g

Carbohydrates: 26 g

Proteins: 2 g     

Ingredients

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes cut into fry wedges
  • 2 t Lemon Zest
  • 1/3 C Olive Oil
  • 1/3 C chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Garlic glove minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Pinch red chili flakes

Steps to success

  1. Pre-heat your fry pan or griddle.
  2. Take half of the garlic clove and cilantro and combine them in a food processor.
  3. Take a Ziploc bag and pour the processed mixture in the Ziploc bag.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes and the olive oil in the Ziploc bag and combine well.
  5. When the wedges are coated well transfer them into a griddle or pan.
  6. Cook the wedges for about 3 to 4 minutes till they are done.
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Sweet potato cinnamon fries

Sweet potato cinnamon fries

Sweet potato cinnamon fries are a great snack alternative. They have this unique blend of flavor and you would enjoy every bite of these fries.

Nutritional information

Total Calories: 135

Servings: 2      

Serving Size: 1 serving

Fats: 0 g

Carbohydrates: 32 g

Proteins: 2 g     

Ingredients

  • 1 thinly sliced Sweet Potato
  • ½ t Brown Sugar
  • ½ t Cinnamon
  • ½ t butter
  • cooking spray

Steps to success

  1. Start off by pre-heating your oven to 375 degree F.
  2. Spray your cooking sheet with a cooking spray.
  3. Combine butter and sliced chips in a separate platter.
  4. Transfer the chips to the cooking sheet and bake for about 7 minutes. Once the chips start to turn brown flip them and bake for 7 to 10 minutes more.
  5. When the chips are baked remove from the oven. Sprinkle the chips with brown sugar and cinnamon and toss well. Cinnamon sweet potato fries are ready to serve.
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Sweet potato chocolate chip cookies

Sweet potato chocolate chip cookies

Tea-time is yet another moment to relax. Well the Sweet potato chocolate chip cookies would definitely add up more flavor to your tea-time.

Nutritional information

Total Calories: 108

Servings: 12    

Serving Size: 1 serving

Fats: 7.8 g

Carbohydrates: 6.8 g

Proteins: 4.4 g  

Ingredients

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 2 t Cinnamon
  • 2 T Vanilla Extract
  • ½ T Salt
  • ½ C Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¼ C Dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ C halved unsweetened Peanuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 whole scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • ¼ C Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 t honey
  • 2 T Coconut Oil
  • Cooking spray

Steps to success

  1. Boil the sweet potato and mash it.
  2. Next pre-heat your oven to a temperature of 375 degree F.
  3. Add in the coconut oil to the mashed sweet potato.
  4. Take another bowl. Combine cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, unsweetened coconut flakes, chocolate chips, peanuts, eggs, chocolate protein powder, honey and almond milk.
  5. Add the sweet potato mash to chocolate chip mixture bowl and mix well. You need to form a dough.
  6. Take a baking sheet and grease it with a cooking spray.
  7. Use a teaspoon to drop the cookie mixture into the baking tray.
  8. Bake the cookies for about 10 to 12 minutes till the cookies turn brown.
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Sweet potato soup

Sweet potato soup

If you prefer to have something light for dinner the sweet potato soup is the right recipe to try. It is quick to prepare, but delicious to eat.

Nutritional information

Total Calories: 237

Servings: 4      

Serving Size: 1 serving

Fats: 18 g

Carbohydrates: 16 g

Proteins: 3.6 g  

Ingredients

  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • ½ Garlic clove minced
  • 1 C Low-sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Sweet Potato diced
  • 4 large Carrots sliced
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 1 T chopped Ginger
  • ¼ C low fat Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ t black pepper
  • ¼ t red chili flakes
  • 1 T chopped cilantro
  • 2 C water

Steps to success

  1. Take a saucepan and place it on medium heat. Add oil to the saucepan.
  2. Add the chopped onions and garlic to the saucepan. Cook the onions and garlic for about 3 minutes till the onions become tender.
  3. Add two cups of water and chicken broth to the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Now it is time to add in the vegetables. Add in the sweet potatoes, carrots, red bell pepper and ginger to the stock mixture.
  5. Add the spices as well that include the black pepper and red chili flakes.
  6. Make sure that you reduce the heat after adding in the vegetables and cook the broth for about 15 minutes.
  1. Once the vegetables are cooked and the mixture has acquired a soupy texture remove it from heat.
  2. Cool the soup mixture in the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Once the soup looks thick add the Greek yogurt to it. Top the soup with cilantro and serve.

Add these interesting recipes to your menu and pamper your taste buds in a special way.

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