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4 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes to Save Your Day

There are a lot of foods that are great for meals but may not necessarily appropriate in snacks. You don’t normally eat rice in between meals if your primary carb source is rice. The best thing about sweet potatoes is that you can prepare them accordingly for meals as well as for refreshments. Here are a few healthy sweet potato recipes that you can prepare for breakfast, dessert or snack.

Sweet potato pancakes
Ingredients:
1 pound          Sweet potato
1 cup              Plain yogurt
4                      Whole Eggs
1                      Egg white
2 tablespoon Olive oil
2 teaspoons  Ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
2 cups            Rolled oats
Procedure:
  • Peirce the sweet potato a few times with a fork and wrap it with paper towel.
  • Cook in a microwave (at full power) for five minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, process the oats in a blender or food processor until it has a powdery texture. Then transfer it to a large bowl.
  • Remove the sweet potato skin with a small knife and break the sweet potato into chunks.
  • Place the chunked sweet potato in the food processor and blend it until smooth. Transfer it to the bowl with the oats.
  • Stir in the olive oil, whole eggs (yolk and whites), additional egg white, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and yogurt. You can add more yogurts if you like to get the thickness you want in your pancake.
  • Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium heat.
  • Pour ¼ cup of sweet potato pancake onto the skillet when hot and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Then flip it. Cook on the other side until brown.
  • Continue with the remaining. This serves six to eight servings.

Sweet potato wedges
Ingredients:
½ teaspoon   Paprika
1 tablespoon Olive oil
6-8 pieces      Sweet potato
Procedure:
  • Slice the sweet potato into finger sized strips.
  • Mix the paprika and olive oil into a large bowl.
  • Put the sliced sweet potato into the mixture and mix them together. Make sure all the sliced sweet potato is coated with the paprika and olive oil mixture.
  • Lightly grease baking tray
  • Place the coated sweet potato on the tray.
  • Bake it for 40 minutes into a preheated oven with a 200 degrees Celsius heat.
  • When done baking. It is ready to serve.

Sweet potato chaat – Indian salad 
Ingredients:
3 pieces         Sweet potato
1 piece           Cucumber
8 pieces         Clementine oranges
To taste          Salt
To taste          Chaat masala
To taste          Red chili powder
To taste          Lime or Lemon Juice
2 tablespoon Chopped Walnuts
2 tablespoon Chopped almonds
Palm full         dried cranberries or raisins
                        Mint leaves
Procedure:
  • Boil the sweet potato until tender. Make sure you do not overcook it so doesn’t get easily get mashed. Then chop.
  • Chop the cucumber and clementine oranges the same size with the sweet potato. Mix all three (chopped sweet potato, cucumber and clementine oranges) in a big bowl.
  • Then mix in salt, chaat masala, red chili pepper, all to taste.
  • Add Lime or Lemon juice to taste.
  • Then garnish the mixture with chopped walnuts and chopped almonds.
  • Mix in the dried cranberries or raisins and mint leaves.
  • Then it’s ready to serve.

Sweet potato pudding
Ingredients:
1 cup  cooked sweet potato
1/3 cup rolled oats
½ cup alternative milk
1 tbsp. maple syrup
¼ tsp.  Cinnamon
Procedure:
  • Add all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. You can add more alternative milk if the mixture becomes dry. Once it looks smooth, it’s done and ready to serve.
These sweet potato recipes are tried and tested for years and are simple and easy on the budget. So if you’re trying to lose weight and are bored of boiling and grilling sweet potatoes, recipes such as these can save your day.
Smile and bon apetit!