November is National Sweet Potato Month!
One cup of sweet potato provides four grams of fiber and over three times the daily value of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, helping to keep our immune systems strong as cold and flu season sneaks upon us.
Whether you’re swapping out white potatoes or another starch for these nutritious tubers or whipping up a unique dish, sweet potatoes lend a pop of color, boost in nutrition and subtle natural sweetness to savory recipes.
Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus via Cookie and Kate
The culinary possibilities for sweet potatoes are virtually endless and adding them into any basic recipe or swapping out traditional ingredients can add some serious flavor and nutrition. Take this hummus recipe—it includes a can of chickpeas as well as baked sweet potatoes. Your typical lemon juice, garlic and tahini are still there while the addition of smoked paprika and cayenne really kick it up a notch! Try this the next time you’re bored with your stand-by hummus recipe!
Sweet Potato and Kale Latkes via The Colorful Kitchen
Fried potatoes are tasty but not the healthiest. Whip up this nutrition-boosted latkes recipe for a tasty appetizer or to give your traditional Hanukkah latkes a flavor upgrade! These gluten-free, vegan potato pancakes are sure to please a variety of palates.
Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes via The Minimalist Baker
My jaw dropped when I saw this recipe. It combines so many delicious foods in a unique way that is seriously teasing my taste buds. The fresh, bright flavors of lemon, parsley, garlic and dill mix up the usual heavy, sweet flavors we typically associate with sweet potatoes. The roasted chickpeas bring an added punched of crunch, fiber and protein making this a filling and flavorful fall favorite.
Loaded Sweet Potato Skins via Kara Lydon
Kick those greasy potato skins to the curb with this scrumptious, beta carotene-rich version. I made these puppies last New Year’s Eve and they were so tasty! Fun to make, nutritious and most importantly, delicious, these hand-held appetizers are perfect for a holiday party or game day.
Easy Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Coconut Curry via The Full Helping
This hearty recipe is bursting with nutrition and flavor while keeping cost low. Gena provides adaptation suggestions to fit your taste preferences and pantry supply. Perfect for lunches and freezer leftovers, this is a warming meal to keep on your winter recipe rotation.
What is your favorite way to feature sweet potatoes?
Kara @ The Foodie Dietitian says
Thanks for including me in your round-up, Taylor! And I love the site – congrats!
Thanks, Kara! You’re a great inspiration!