Potato’s sweet cousin, the sweet potato might be nothing more than a humble root but it is an amazingly nutritious food that makes some awesomely healthy and delicious recipes. An excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), potassium, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and all kinds of vitamins; sweet potatoes are the heroes of these dishes. Take a look…
 

Oven-Roasted Sweet-Potato Wedges

Oven-Roasted Sweet-Potato Wedges

Who doesn’t like a wholesome serving of french fries? Well, we all do but if you have been curbing your desire to indulge then here’s a healthier substitute! Go ahead and indulge in some oven-roasted sweet potato wedges instead. For better taste you can also opt for dips made in mustard, garlic and rosemary.

Start by cutting the sweet potatoes into wedges.In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Remove the pot from the flame and stir in some cinnamon. Add the potato wedges to butter and toss to combine. Season the potatoes with the salt and pepper.

Psst, these sweet potato wedges also make amazing side dishes when paired with lamb.

 

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

This very light version of a holiday classic is a hearty and healthy serving of comfort food, perfect for the season. All you need is to mash boiled sweet potatoes in a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, salt, butter, vanilla extract and milk. Mix until smooth and then simply bake in a baking dish. Sprinkle a mixture of brown sugar and flour for added flavour.

 

Sweet Potato Pudding

Sweet Potato Pudding

It’s a dessert which also happens to be rich in protein and fiber, yay! Made in whole wheat bread, honey and Greek yogurt the pudding is rich in antioxidants and makes for an amazingly wholesome evening dessert. To make this, boil and mash the sweet potatoes then combine the mashed sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, orange juice and vanilla; stir until smooth. Pour into buttered dish. Serve warm or at room temperature, once set.

 

Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup

Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup

Soups like these make wholesome meals by themselves and the tinge of ginger just adds that much needed dash of taste and health. Additionally this recipe is fat-free, cholesterol-free and low-calorie.

All you have to do is saute the potatoes and onions until tender. Reduce heat and add butter, sugar and garlic; continue cooking until vegetables turn caramel in color. Add ginger, nutmeg and pepper; continue to saute until fragrant. Now add the broth; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until sweet potatoes are tender. Using a blender, puree until very smooth and thick. Garnish and serve.

 

Sweet Potato Spread

Sweet Potato Spread

This one dish triples up as a dip, as a spread and a side dish and the best part? It is extremely simple to make. All you need to do is bake the sweet potatoes and mash them with a curry and yogurt. Process the potatoes, garlic, pepper sauce, salt, cayenne, and lime juice in the work bowl of the food processor fitted with the metal blade until puréed. Add oil and the broth and continue to mix until smooth and light. Season the mixture to taste and serve for a healthy, hearty meal.