Friday, 6 September 2013

Awesome Recipes of Sweet Potatoes

Lately I was reading about the benefits of sweet potatoes i.e. how they are the healthier alternative if compared to the normal potatoes. I read - it’s less in starch, more in fibers, rich in beta-carotene and anti-oxidants and many more. As I read more, I got to know that sweet potatoes are healthy for the people who are facing diabetics. Diabetic people can have sweet potatoes easily unlike those normal potatoes which are not recommended for them.

Many health shows or websites, tells you about its nutrient content and other health benefit. But what if you are not a fan of this vegetable. Many people just don’t like it. I know my cousin sister’s kids just refuse to eat sweet potatoes. However, you can’t ignore the benefits of this vegetable. I was really thinking that there has to be a method to cook sweet potatoes which make this vegetable easy to like. And then my hunt began to start looking for the recipes made from sweet potatoes.

Today, I am listing down 10 recipes for sweet potatoes in specified categories like Breakfast, Lunch, Side dishes, Dinner and Snacks & Desserts.

1. BREAKFAST: Breakfast is an essential meal of a day. Instead of having cereals and milk each day; you can start your day with something healthy like –
a. Sweet Potato Pancakes: A healthy and yummy recipe that you can enjoy with your family. Your kids will love it too. Drizzle some maple syrup and you are good to go. Recipe is here. 
b. Sweet Potato frittata: Everyone just love frittata. It’s not just nutritious but eggs make this recipe wholesome too. You can get this recipe here.
2. LUNCH: Lunches are mostly in hurry or we try to eat something light. Why not eat something healthy as well. You can try –
a. Sweet Potato Sushi: My first reaction was WOW! A sushi, now that’s look really awesome. And it taste great. Here I am sharing an authentic recipe.
b. Jamaican Sweet potato stew: A perfect slow cooker recipe. The flavors are so tender that it will melt in your mouth. You can have this recipe in dinner too.
3. SIDE DISHES: Your meal is incomplete without a side dish. So add some healthy dishes along with chicken recipes. Sweet potatoes will not just complement your chicken or meat dishes but it will give a complete new edge to it. You can try –
a. Super Easy Sweet Potato Mash: This is a flavorful recipe with amazing color and taste. And as the name suggest its super easy and quick to make too. The recipe is shared over here.
b. Sweet Potato and Cabbage Couscous Salad: A healthy salad made of couscous and all healthy ingredients, makes it a must try recipe!
4.  DINNER: There is lot more to eat in dinner too. Whether you try some recipes from breakfast or lunch. In dinner we mostly like –
a. Sweet Potato Pizza – Sweet potato pizza, seriously! Children will completely dig in this recipe and the best thing about this recipe is potato is mixed with dough; so your child will never make out about this hidden truth. You can read the recipe here.
b. Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese – Who doesn’t like Mac and cheese Pasta? Here, you have a healthy alternative recipe that you can try!
5. SNACKS and DESSERTS: There is lot more to try in dessert and snacks because of its flavors. From cakes, cupcakes, chips and wedges; you can try –
a. Sweet Potato Pie – A perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Your family would love this recipe for sure. You can get the recipe here.
b. Potato Salad Recipe with Sweet Potatoes and Red Onion: A simple salad recipe with both potatoes. You can use Yukon gold and sweet potatoes with a healthy twist of adding no mayo and fat. One should try this recipe here.
I hope you like the collection. If you have any interesting recipe of sweet potatoes; you can share that in comment below. Stay beautiful and healthy!

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