Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes that are perfect for any dinner where you want a tasty sweet potato side dish! Sweet potatoes are not low in carbs, but these recipes are all meatless, gluten-free, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet friendly for an occasional treat. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.
For many, many years I was one of those people who would wrinkle their nose up at the mere mention of sweet potatoes (or yams as they are often mistakenly called.) I didn’t think I’d ever like them, but then I tried Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and had a sweet potato epiphany. I realized that what I didn’t like was those overly-sweet dishes with sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and mini-marshallows, the ones that so many people serve for Thanksgiving.
Since then I’ve experimented with different ways to prepare sweet potatoes sans marshmallows. A few years ago I picked six favorite sweet potato recipes, and now I’m updating this post with four more. That’s a total of Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes to recommend for your Thanksgiving table, or any dinner when you want a sweet potato side dish. Even if you’re one of the people who like those marshmallow-topped holiday sweet potato dishes, I bet some of my favorite recipes for sweet potatoes for might be things you’d like to add to your sweet potato options. To get any of the recipes in this post, just click the recipe title under the photo; enjoy!
My latest sweet potatoes creation combines two of my favorite flavors; loved these Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Onions with Feta.
Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onions are a delicious healthy nibble featuring sweet potatoes.
When we tested the recipe we swooned over this Sweet Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Parmesan, and Thyme.
Another great idea for roasted sweet potatoes is Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms with Thyme and Parsley.
If you’ve ever had a Chinese stir-fry dish with sweet potatoes you can understand the appeal of these Soy-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Sesame Seeds.
If you live somewhere that still has warm weather, you might enjoy this Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Green Onion, Basil, Thyme, and Feta.
I’d love these Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac for Thanksgiving!
If you’re preparing the entire meal for Thanksgiving you may like the appeal of these easy and tasty Spicy CrockPot Sweet Potatoes, cooked entirely in the slow cooker!
They aren’t traditional for Thanksgiving, but I’d never turn down Spicy Sweet Potato Fries!
And last, but certainly not least is these Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Cups with Sour Cream, Chipotle, and Lime. I loved these when I made them for Thanksgiving.
I hope these ten examples of sweet potato recipes that aren’t loaded with sugar help you think outside the box a little for these tasty vegetables.
Do you have a good idea for cooking sweet potatoes that’s also diet-friendly? If so, let us know about it in the comments.