20 Hearty, Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes Full of Protein, Fiber, and Everything in Between
The sweet potato may be starchy and heavier on the carbs than other veggies, but it's also full of good-for-you nutrients like vitamins A and C, fiber, manganese, and potassium. Because sweet potatoes are so substantial and full of goodness, they are a no-brainer ingredient for healthy, hearty meals. From breakfast until dinner and everything in between, see how to use this veggie in your next meal.
Sweet Potato Veggie Burger
At around 150 calories, each patty is packed with sweet potato, white beans, and rice that offers almost five grams of fiber and six grams of protein.
Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes
You don't have to celebrate Hanukkah to love a good latke, and you'll love this twist on the classic latke recipe made with sweet potatoes and carrots.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad
Here's a salad that includes roasted sweet potatoes and cooked quinoa to make your salad extra fiberlicious and filling.
Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet potato toast is all the rage right now — here are four delicious ideas to try for breakfast.
Sweet Potato Banana Protein Bread
Packed with fiber and protein, this sweet potato banana bread is naturally sweetened with sweet potato, banana, and applesauce.
"Sweet Potato Pie" Smoothie
Perfect for your morning meal, this "sweet potato pie" smoothie is low in sugar — the only sweetness comes naturally from the sweet potato.
Sweet Potato Crust Pizza
Veggie-filled and gluten-free? You read right! This sweet potato crust pizza is a much healthier way to satisfy pizza cravings.
Tofu Scramble With Sweet Potatoes and Kale
Sweet potato breakfast scramble is great on its own, but even better when served with a side salad! How's that for a delicious gluten-free breakfast?
Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potato
This chili-stuffed sweet potato will keep you full and satisfied, while also delivering some major protein.
Vegan Sweet Potato Tacos
Take a little trip (and ditch the meat) south of the border by cooking up some vegan sweet potato tacos, which are turned up a notch by the addition of a creamy basil lime sauce.
Spicy Sweet Potato Salad
This spicy sweet potato salad makes a great side dish, especially if you're watching your intake of refined carbs or following a gluten-free diet.
Sweet Potato Apple Pancakes
This Paleo recipe features two healthy staples: sweet potatoes and fresh apples, which make for a potato pancake that's rich in vitamin A.
Sweet Potato Burger
We love the idea of topping this sweet potato burger with an egg and creamy avocado sauce. Breakfast is served!
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
A snack-food staple, potato chips are usually made with russet potatoes and deep fried. Delicious as they may be, they're not so great for your health. These baked sweet potato chips are a healthy alternative for those times that cravings hit.
Tempeh and Sweet Potato Collard Wraps
Whether you're vegan, cutting back on carbs, or just needing something a little different for lunch, these tempeh and sweet potato collard wraps will not disappoint. Full of protein, bread gets replaced with collard greens, helping you avoid that weighted-down feeling once lunch is over.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
When a french fry craving hits, make a batch of these baked sweet potato fries. The added spices give the recipe a kick you'll love!
Curried Sweet Potato Latkes With Homemade Apple Pear Sauce
Amp up the health factor of traditional potato latkes by using sweet potatoes instead. These curried sweet potato latkes with homemade apple pear sauce are baked, not fried, making them a healthy alternative to traditional latkes.
Slow Cooker Black Bean, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Stew
Are you drooling yet? This black bean, quinoa and sweet potato stew is as hearty as a recipe can get. The sweet potatoes bump up this stew's vitamin A content, as well as its taste factor. This is a definite for any sick-day menu.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Traditional candied yams or sweet potatoes are usually doused in sugar, corn syrup, or marshmallows. The thing is, a sweet potato is just that — sweet. Instead of covering up the vegetable's natural flavor, make this easy recipe for roasted sweet potatoes; add a dash of cinnamon or cayenne pepper for extra flavor.
Black and White Bean Soup With Sweet Potatoes
This black and white bean soup with sweet potatoes is a twist on classic black bean soup, and, best of all, it's under 300 calories a bowl. Chunky and filling, it's a great way to warm up on a chilly day.