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3 Sweet Potato Recipes Your Family Will Love

For nearly 50 years I hated sweet potatoes. That all changed this past year. First, my daughter introduced me to sweet potato fries. Then my wife, went and planted a bumper crop of sweet potatoes. That left us with a dilemma. What to do with all these sweet potatoes? We came up with the following and now I absolutely love sweet potatoes:

Healthy waffles you and your teenagers will love!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup baked sweet potato, without skin (put in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes)
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1½ cups oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • 1¾ cups water

Directions: Blend ingredients together for 1-minute and pour desired amount in waffle iron and bake.

Per Serving (makes 4 servings - 2 four-inch waffles):
Calories: 210
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 310 mg
Total Carbs: 33g
Fiber: 5g
Sugar: 3g
Protein: 8g

Topping for waffles:

Ingredients:

  • ¼ can of sugar free pears with juice
  • 2 cups of Great Value frozen mixed fruit (let thaw before using)
  • ¼ dropper of liquid Stevia (optional)

Directions: Mix in blender and pour on waffles. You can then top the waffles with the fresh fruit of your choice. My personal favorites are blueberries and kiwis.

Per serving:
Calories: 50
Fat: 0g
Sodium: 0g
Carbs: 12g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 9g
Protein: 1g

Homemade sweet potato fries - regular fries just can’t compete!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Medium sweet potato, without skin, cut into fries
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ Tablespoon of soy sauce

Directions: Toss together, then spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until brown.

Per Serving (makes 2 servings)
Calories: 120
Fat: 7g
Sodium 310mg
Carbs: 14g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 1g

Power up your beans with sweet potatoes - your family will love them and not even know why.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced sweet potatoes, without skin, baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium pinto beans, drained
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium black beans, drained
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ Tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

Directions: Blend the tomatoes and and sweet potatoes. Add blended mixture with all ingredients in a pot and cook on stove for 15 minutes on low.

Per Serving (makes 10 servings):
Calories: 90
Fat: 0g
Sodium: 340mg
Carbs: 19g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 4g

I like to serve these powered up beans on brown rice, topped with lettuce and tomatoes.

Give these recipes a try and let me know what you think. Plus, if you have any sweet potato recipes, please share them with me. We still have lots of sweet potatoes left!

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