You know how everyone says your taste buds change every seven years? Well, mine did, and sweet potatoes topped the list of foods I began to like, so now I keep sweet potato recipes on hand for when I just don’t know what I want to cook (or eat). There are a few reasons the vegetable is top-notch in my book: I can always rely on it to taste good, it lasts for a few weeks (sorry, kale), and it keeps you full longer (one medium spud contains four grams of fiber).
Another amazing quality of sweet potatoes is that they work for breakfast, lunch, dinner (and dessert), and they meld well with other ingredients. At a moment’s notice, they can go savory (quinoa bowls, frittatas) or sweet (breakfast bowls, delectable pies). For easy planning, we found sweet potato recipes for every meal that are so good, you’ll want to try them out right away. From breakfast to dinner, we’ve got you covered.
BREAKFAST Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
The Hero Ingredient: A scoopful of creamy nut butter works to bring out the sweetness of the potatoes (and it’s successful in doing so).
The Recipe: One of our favorite sweet potato recipes starts with mashing up the vegetable. Once finished, put the potatoes into a bowl and add a bit of cinnamon, a drizzle of maple syrup, a scoopful of nut butter, and as many fresh raspberries as you can get your hands on.
The Clincher: This delectable five-ingredient fix is only 200 calories, making it a total breakfast game-changer.
LUNCH Roasted Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad
The Hero Ingredient: Masala-spiced chickpeas make this simple lunch recipe divine.
The Recipe: Bake some sweet potato rounds and seasoned chickpeas, and put them over kale or chard. Top with a simple tahini dressing (it’s only three ingredients!), and lunch is served.
The Clincher: If you store the leftovers separately, they’ll stay fresh for up to three days, making it a perfect way to upgrade your desk lunch.
DINNER Singapore Sweet Potato Noodles
The Hero Ingredient: Spiralized sweet potato noodles serve as the base in this recipe and soak up all the delicious Asian-inspired sauce.
The Recipe: This yummy pasta dish is a slight variation on a recipe from Megan Gilmore’s book No Excuses Detox. Start by making your own sweet potato noodles, and then craft your sauce from sesame oil, ginger, garlic, tamari, vinegar, maple syrup, and some curry powder. Cook up bean sprouts, onions, peppers, peas, and the noodles in coconut oil; when finished, top with the sauce, and mix it all up.
The Clincher: This meal is a one-pot wonder, and it takes only 30 minutes to make… hello, easy weeknight dinner.
Do you cook with this vegetable a lot? Share your favorite sweet potato recipes in the comments.
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