Oh sweet potato, oh sweet potato, how much I love thee!
Okay, so this isn’t going to be an actual ode to sweet potatoes.
But this week I’ve been craving sweet potatoes LIKE MAD and I’m just getting ’em in any way I can.
So I thought I’d share my favorite sweet potato snacks BESIDES just making sweet potato fries. (Which, btw, is way easier with this handy utensil. )
Cut em’ up, drizzle with oil, and broil. Flip halfway through. Simple and quick, that’s how I do it.
Oh, and don’t forget to coat them liberally in real salt. My favorite is Redmond’s Real Salt which you can find here.
I love sweet potatoes for a lot of reasons. First, I think they taste AMAZING. They have so much flavor compared to your typical potato.
Sweet potatoes are also rich in soluble fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, vitamin B6 and more.
They are a super nutritious food that works amazingly well for workout recovery, higher carb days, or a balanced meal with protein and fat.
The Sweet Potato Lover’s Cookbook includes tons of great ideas for using sweet potatoes. Find it here.
I absolutely LOVE Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips (find them here). I like to snack on the ones cooked in coconut oil after a long night of dancing!
Organic sweet potato puree (find it here) is amazing to use in brownies or baked goods.
Flours are carby anyway, why not replace some with sweet potato puree and get some nutrients? If you use this, you will have to account for it with the water content of the baked good.
You can also use sweet potato flour (find it here) to replace most of the regular flour in baked goods.
Or, you know, you could just buy already made stuff, too!
These bars would make an AWESOME post-workout snack. They do have pecans, so they aren’t for everyone, but they are made with grass-fed beef and sweet potato and are a healthy option for lots of people! Find them here.
No matter what your carb count, sweet potatoes are one food I just see very little reason to completely give up.
Of course, non-starchy vegetables should make up the majority of your intake, but a few starches here and there won’t hurt you, and sweet potatoes offer a totally nutritious choice!
Do you have any favorite ways to eat sweet potato? Hit me up with your recipes and advice!