Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

It's hard to come by healthy sweet potato recipes because so often they are loaded up with sugar and oil. These recipes bring out the natural sweetness of the sweet potato, so that little to no additional sugar is needed.

You can make both delicious and healthy meals whether you are using a fresh or canned sweet potato. Regarding sweet potato nutrition, sweet potatoes include a ton of fiber and many vitamins, including A and C. Eating more sweet potatoes is one of the best things you can do for your body. And these recipes will make that a pretty easy task.

Whether you're making latkes, the traditional Jewish potato pancakes eaten during Passover, or sweet potato pie, a dish that truly embodies the American South, sweet potatoes are just as versatile and delicious as they are healthy.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Ingredients You Will Need:
4 sweet potatoes, skin left on and cut into matchsticks
2 tablespoons canola oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the sweet potato matchsticks with the oil, and spread them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Season with plenty of salt and pepper, and bake for about half an hour. Once the fries are golden on the outside and tender on the inside, they are ready. Serve immediately.

Sweet Potato And Apple Latkes With Yogurt Dip
Ingredients You Will Need:
Latkes:
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
2 egg yolks
?" cup flour
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat up two tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion until it begins to brown, a few minutes. Add the garlic, and sauté for another minute. Remove to a bowl. Place the potatoes and apple in the center of a large clean washcloth. Pick up by the corners, and wring out as much liquid as possible. Add to the onion mixture, and combine with the rest of the ingredients. Heat up the remaining two tablespoons of the oil in the same pan. Using a small handful of the mixture at a time, make flat disks, and add them to the pan. Cook until golden and crispy on each side, about eight minutes total. Remove to a platter and keep warm.

Yogurt Dip:
2 cups thick, Greek-style yogurt
1 scallion, finely sliced
1 tablespoon honey
5 sprigs parsley, leaves removed and roughly chopped
Salt to taste
¼ teaspoon white pepper

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and chill. Serve alongside the finished latkes.

Sweet Potato Pie
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 pound canned sweet potato, mashed
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup dark brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
1 9-inch store bought pie shell

Mix everything but the pie shell together in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the pie shell, and bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about an hour. Once the top is golden and the mixture has set, remove from the oven, and allow to cool. If you are feeling especially healthy, serve as is; if not, slather on some whipped cream and devour.

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