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Sweet potatoes may be considered a starchy carb, but unlike white potatoes they rank far lower on the glycemic index while also providing an impressive list of health benefits. The benefits of sweet potatoes include an incredible amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium as well as being high in fiber and low in calories.
Below are five interesting ways to enjoy the benefits of sweet potatoes, from simple pancakes to delicious and savory hummus!
Makes 1 serving
These sweet potatoes pancakes are incredibly simple to make. With just two main ingredients, these pancakes are loaded with complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein.
Makes 10 cookies
These sweet potato cookies are made without any flour, grains, butter or dairy and are 100% paleo diet friendly. Wholesome enough to eat for breakfast and sweet enough to satisfy for dessert!
Makes 1 bowl
Swap out your morning bowl of oatmeal or cereal for this sweet potato breakfast bowl. Blended until smooth and creamy, top this breakfast bowl with toppings of your choice for extra flavor and nutrients.
Sweet potato toast has become the latest social media craze – and for good reason. Slices of sweet potato are baked until slightly soft before being popped into a toaster and toasted until crisp. Top your “toast” with your favorite toppings – the options are endless!
Makes 2 cups
Adding sweet potato to hummus not only gives it tremendous flavor but it also increases the nutritional benefits. Full of fiber and protein, this sweet potato hummus pairs perfectly with vegetables as a snack or layered onto a sandwich for lunch.
The benefits of sweet potatoes go above and beyond any other potato. Increase your sweet potato consumption by including a few of the above recipes and enjoy their health benefits today!