Go sweet potato crazy and use it in everything from fries to brownies! Check out our recipes for the best healthy sweet potato inventions.
Sweet potato is the newest superfood that we just can’t get enough of right now.
It is filled with a tremendous amount of vitamins and minerals and there is research to suggest that it can help ward off various health problems such as diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular diseases and even certain types of cancer.
It is not just good for your health though, as it also has many beauty benefits.
Indeed, a singular sweet potato contains your entire daily recommended intake of Vitamin A which is the ingredient used in many skin care products because it is great for healthy, glowing skin.
To get more sweet potato into your diet, we bring you 8 delicious ways to use sweet potato along with easy, healthy recipes.
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are the latest trend with many restaurants offering this tasty alternative to your average chip.
They are so delicious you don’t even need any sauce when eating these bad boys.
Fancy wedges instead? Cut your sweet potato into chunkier strips and cook for 35 minutes. For a fun alternative? Use a spiralizer and make fantastic curly fries.
Sweet Potato Toast
Now this one may sound a bit unusual but trust me when I say it tastes amazing and is the best invention I have ever come across.
Instead of toast which we know can get a bit boring after a while, why not try sweet potato toast for breakfast? It is insanely good and packed full of flavour.
Simply cut your sweet potato into toast-like strips and pop into your toaster. You will need to toast this twice for it to be cooked all the way through and then add any topping of your choice.
Sweet Potato Pizza
Swap your normal pizza dough with sweet potato for a gluten free alternative which is just as filling and tasty but will not leave you with that horrible bloated feeling bread can often give you.
Unlike bread that offers hardly any health benefits, sweet potato will give you a high protein and fibre fix and will not cause huge blood sugar spikes meaning you are likely to feel fuller and more satisfied for longer.
To make this crust, simply boil sweet potato and mash it together with ½ cup of almond flour and 1 teaspoon of baking soda before kneading into a dough. Then roll it out, add your toppings as normal and cook for 15-20 minutes.
The results are so delicious, fluffy and light you wont even miss normal pizza.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Pancakes are delicious, but the batter is definitely not the healthiest thing to be indulging on too often. Instead, try making these with sweet potato for a pleasant treat that tastes divine.
Thanks to their naturally sweet flavour and filling nature, these pancakes do not require much in terms of toppings and you really only need one or two.
Sweet Potato Noodles
We all know and love courgetti. However, not everyone’s so familiar with sweet potato noodles which are surprisingly good.
Just like courgetti, you can use these in place of your normal pasta for a more flavoursome alternative.
Sweet potato noodles provide an earthy, sweet flavour which complements things such as pasta sauces, stir-fries and salads really well.
Simply use a spiralizer to make your sweet potato into noodles. Boil in hot water for around 6-8 minutes before adding to the meal of your choice.
Sweet Potato Crisps
Crisps are a treat we all enjoy, but shop-bought versions can often be way too oily, leaving your hands greasy and in turn your conscience guilty. For a healthy alternative, replace your normal pack of potato crisps with our homemade sweet potato version.
Simply use a mandolin or sharp knife to cut your sweet potato as thinly as possible to make sweet potato crisps in no time. Even certain spiralizers have blades that are good for making crisp-like shapes.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, turning half-way through to make sure both sides are as equally as crisp.
Sweet Potato Brownies
Whilst brownies are undeniably indulgent, they are normally not very good for your waistline due to their high chocolate, carb and added sugar content.
However, swap your normal white flour brownie mixture for sweet potato and you have a treat that is not just naturally sweet but also moist, gooey and much healthier.
To make a really simple version of this, simply boil sweet potato until soft and mash. Then combine with 4 tablespoons of raw cacao, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 cup of almond flour before baking for 35-40 mins.
These are actually so much nicer and indulgent than normal brownies.
Jacket Sweet Potato
If all else fails, never underestimate the tastiness of a jacket sweet potato.
Unlike your normal jacket which can be extremely bland, I promise you eating a jacket sweet potato plain is really very satisfying.
It’s sweet, tasty and indulgent, perfect for a winters day and much better for you than a normal jacket.