If you’re trying to find healthier starchy options for your lunch or dinner, consider adding sweet potatoes to your recipe repertoire.

These underground tubers, known scientifically as Ipomoea batatas, are rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that’s effective in raising blood levels of vitamin A, especially in children.

One single raw sweet potato (100 grams) contains:

  • 1.6 grams of protein
  • 20.1 grams of carbohydrates
  • 3 grams of fiber

Worried about carbohydrate levels? About 53 percent of the 27 grams of carbs in a medium-sized boiled sweet potato are complex. This means that these carbs pack in more nutrients.

Sweet potatoes are also vitamin and mineral rich. They’re high in:

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin C
  • potassium
  • manganese
  • vitamin B-6
  • vitamin B-5
  • vitamin E

Sweet potatoes have also been linked to health benefits, suggesting that they:

  • improve blood sugar regulation
  • reduce oxidative damage

So if you’re looking to add sweet potatoes to your next meal, we’ve got you covered with these 11 sweet potato recipes.

Roasted corn, black beans, and cheese sweet potato skins with spicy chipotle via @pinchofyum

Sweet potato toast via @thesmilingut

Vegan cheese, thyme, and sweet potato pizza via @rachels.fit.kitchen

Tahini and sweet potato salad via @sweetpotatosoul

Vegan mushroom gravy sweet potato mash via @biancazapatka

Spinach and chili sweet potato spring rolls via @naturallyella

Greek yogurt, peanut butter, cinnamon, and sweet potato bowls with cacao nibs via @walderwellness

Savory sweet potato waffles with smoked mackerel via @healthy_ms_eats

Asparagus and chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes via @myorganicdiary

Sautéed spinach, egg, and avocado with sweet potato hash via @walderwellness

Onion, sage, and egg sweet potato nest via @thespicyolive1