New Year, New You with the Sweetest!

It’s that time of year again y’all: salads, workout classes and the countless promises to be a healthier person. So often it seems like come February, we just give up on these goals when the going gets tough or if we don’t see results fast enough. But truth is, being healthy shouldn’t be a fad, it should be a lifestyle! We personally think one of the best ways to do that is adding in more nutritious fruits and veggies – like yours truly! – into your diet to keep you fuller longer. Take a look below at some of our favorite ways to add sweet potatoes to every meal, to make sure you keep that resolution going all year!

Paleo Leftover Turkey Sweet Potato Frittata

Rise and shine! Start your morning off right with this dish. A little bit of sweet, savory and a whole lot of deliciousness, this recipe from Bless Her Heart, Y’all had us at hello!

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Sweet Potato Falafel

RD-approved and perfect for everyone in their busy lives, these little sweet potato falafels are best when tucked into a pita pocket and topped with tahini. Whoever said your brown bag lunch had to be boring?

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

There’s a reason why y’all have been seeing ‘Buddha bowls’ just about everywhere – because they’re just so delicious! This one comes from Minimalist Baker, and we think it’s just what we need to have the perfect balance of healthy and delicious.

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Good luck to everyone with their New Year goals! Remember, sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients and versatile to every meal. Take pictures of your healthy sweet potato ideas and tag us on social media at @sweet_taters!

Have a Sweet & Spooky Halloween

Halloween: an evening with candy by the handfuls and lots of cute (or scary) costumes. Make yours ghoulishly good, but also have some healthy-ish snacks on hand. That’s where our sweet taters come in. Take a peek at some delicious, guilt-free Halloween treats to enjoy over the next few days!

We like to make our food fun ‘round here, so we’re serving up these Sweet Potato Halloween Fries from Tablespoon. These taters are also baked so they’re healthier than your normal fries and certainly more so than the usual Halloween candy!

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What else? Take a look at this delicious idea from Food52 to whip up a killer sheet cake with sweet potato frosting. It’s perfect for any Halloween gathering and the frosting is so easy to make with just two ingredients.

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And last, we’re lovin’ this scary Sweet Potato Milkshake from Artsy Momma.  It’s a great way to get those veggies in, but in a shake everyone will adore.

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Stay sweet this Halloween and remember to tag us in your sweet potato pictures, at @Sweet_taters!

Grill More Than Just Burgers

When the temperature is warm around July 4th, we love to grill sweet potatoes. Sweet and creamy on the inside, charred and crunchy on the outside – what’s not to love?

Here’s some of our favorite mouth-watering blogger recipes you HAVE TO TRY this Independence Day:

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cherry Salsa:

Try this delicious vegan recipe that will wow your guests.

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Cinnamon Bacon Backyard Sweet Potatoes:

These Paleo taters are sweet and savory for your July 4th backyard party.

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Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Zesty Honey-Mustard:

Fire up your grill this weekend for these colorful taters.

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From wedges to rounds, planks to cubes, Grilled Sweet Potatoes come in many forms! Here are some tips on how to cut sweet potatoes to your liking during this #sweetsummer.

Grilled Sweet Potato Instructions:

  • Just before putting on the grill, season sweet potatoes liberally with salt.
  • Place sweet potato wedges directly on the cooking grate over direct heat; grill until well-marked, about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Move to indirect heat. Finish cooking, turning halfway through, until soft and tender, 20-30 minutes. Remove from grill. 

No Grill? Don’t Worry:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • On a rack fitted into a baking sheet, place sweet potato wedges and season well with salt.
  • Bake until tender and browned around the edges, about 30 minutes.

Have a sweet holiday weekend! Check out the site for more recipes, history and tips.

Whole Living: Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Martha Stewart’s Whole Living is one of my favorite sites. It takes Martha’s typical recipes and just ups the crunchy-healthy vibe a little bit. This weekend I discovered their sweet potato photo gallery for Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes- jackpot! Martha’s sites usually group recipes into categories, whether it be by ingredient or something like “summer salads” or “one pot meals”. Have fun looking through this wonderful collection of sweet potato recipes. Below is my favorite oneof the bunch (pictured above).

Sweet Potato with Kale and Ricotta

Serves 4

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (8 to 10 ounces each), pricked all over with a fork
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 bunch kale (about 1 1/4 pounds), thick stems removed, leaves torn into large pieces and washed with water left clinging
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and rub with 1 tablespoon oil. Bake until easily pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high. Add garlic; cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer garlic to a paper towel to drain.
  3. Add as much kale as will fit in the skillet; season with salt and pepper. Continue to add kale as the leaves cook down. Cook, tossing frequently until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar and red-pepper flakes.
  4. Open each potato; add salt and pepper. Top with ricotta, kale, and garlic.