The Sweet Side of Healthy Eating: 10 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes

The Sweet Side of Healthy Eating: 10 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes

In this blog, we've gathered ten delicious and nutritious ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into your cooking and get your kids excited about eating healthy! 

When you've got a busy schedule, finding the time to prepare nutritious and delicious meals can be a bit of a challenge. Fortunately though, sweet potatoes are a versatile and nutritious food that can be quickly and easily incorporated into your diet. Plus, they are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making them a healthy and delicious option for any meal.

So, let's get started with 10 healthy ways to enjoy sweet potatoes:

  1. Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Simply cut into rounds, season with salt, pepper, and olive oil, and roast in the oven until tender and crispy.
  2. Sweet Potato Fries: Slice sweet potatoes into thin fries, bake in the oven or air fry until crispy, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
  3. Sweet Potato Soup: Blend cooked sweet potatoes with vegetable broth, spices, and coconut milk for a creamy and comforting soup.
  4. Sweet Potato Gnocchi: Mash boiled sweet potatoes, mix with flour and egg (to form dough, and cook in boiling water for a unique and healthy twist on traditional gnocchi.
  5. Sweet Potato Curry: Cook diced sweet potatoes with spices, coconut milk, and your favorite veggies for a spicy and flavorful vegan curry. 
  6. Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie: Layer mashed sweet potatoes on top of a mixture of cooked veggies and lentils in a casserole dish, and bake until golden brown.
  7. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger: Mix cooked sweet potatoes with black beans, flour, and spices, and shape into patties for a flavorful and filling veggie burger. 
  8. Sweet Potato Cakes: Mix grated sweet potatoes with flour, egg (or egg replacer), and spices, and pan-fry until crispy for a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional potato cakes.
  9. Sweet Potato and Kale Salad: Mix roasted sweet potatoes with kale, quinoa, and a flavorful dressing for a nutritious and filling salad. 
  10. Baked Sweet Potatoes: Bake sweet potatoes at 200°C for 45-60 minutes by washing, pricking the skin, wrapping in foil, and baking in a preheated oven. Enjoy plain or with toppings like butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar for a simple yet delicious meal. 

We hope you find these sweet potatoes recipes useful and tasty. Remember, the key to a healthy diet is to include a variety of fresh and whole foods and sweet potatoes are a great way to add extra nutrients to your family's meals.

You can find sweet potatoes in both Seasonal Boxes and the Essentials Veggie Box. If you haven't ordered your FarmBOX yet make sure to place your order via our Shop. before 8PM Tuesday for a super fresh Thursday delivery. 

And as always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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