Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potatoes are great.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are important for a well balanced diet. They are rich in fiber and potassium.  Sweet potatoes are a great source of complex carbohydrates- necessary for energy and to help you recover from a demanding training session.

I am going to share a few of my favorite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes. These are all very simple and fast to do, and is a great way to mix it up if you’ve been getting bored eating sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Chips

These are my favorite. It is very simple to do.

·      Preheat oven to 400° and line baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.

·      Cut sweet potato into thin circles. If it is a big sweet potato you may want to cut it in half first to make semi-circle chips.

·      Put into a big mixing bowl and add spices. Get creative here, that’s why this is such a great option, you can always make them taste a little difference. My go to – smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix together with some olive oil and place on baking sheet in thin layer.

·      Bake for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. A little longer if you want them crispier.

·      Serve with horseradish mustard, because it’s delicious.

Sweet Potato Fries

Can be made the same way as the chips, just cut the potato into fry shapes instead of chips. I think the chips come out a little crisper but it is nice to make the fries every now and then.

With Cinnamon

Totally delicious and unexpected. Bake a sweet potato as you normally would, and then cut it in half. Then, place facedown on a hot cast iron skillet with a little bit of butter or coconut oil, leave it on for 3-4 minutes and take off and put cinnamon on to taste.

With Salsa

Regular baked sweet potato, but top it with salsa. Good way to mix it up and do something new.

Sweet potato home fries

Using a waffle iron or a George Foreman Grill (if you still have one kicking around), you can make awesome home fries.

Start by thinly slicing the sweet potato into small pieces about an inch long and as thin as you can. The key to this one is not to season until after you cook them.

Place them on the waffle iron and keep an eye on them until they are brown and crispy. Be sure to spray the waffle iron first! This will take 10-15 minutes.

Try out some of these sweet potato variations and let me know what you think!

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