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
- 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
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