All Hail The Sweet Potato!

Hi all,

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday!

On to some more food related topics today – Sweet Potatoes!

I love them, you love them but do we use them to their full potential??

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One of the fab members of the CrossFit Zombie Crew, Joe, brought in a surplus supply of sweet potatoes yesterday to our box (he supplies to one of the big supermarkets). We were all on them like hot cakes!

However from talking to my fellow Zombies, I realised that most people simply roast, boil, bake or mash the potatoes and keep it simple. These are all tasty options and don’t get me wrong, a baked sweet tater is sometimes all you need! But there is a bigger world out there when it comes to the versatility of the sweet potato.

Therefore today, I am going to share with you some of my favourite recipes that I have come across for using sweet potatoes! Some I have tried, others I have yet to, but I’m sure I will enjoy trying them out with my recent supply – thanks again Joe! 🙂

Sweet Potato Hash – Nom Nom Paleo

(Yes this one had to be in there! I know I have posted it on the blog many times but it is a firm favourite and so delicious! )

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Microwave Sweet Potato Chips (Crisps)

(Want an easy but healthy snack – get a batch of these going!)

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Sweet Potato Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies – PaleOMG

(Think outside the savoury box, sweet potatoes are excellent in sweet dishes!)

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German Sweet Potato Salad – Primal Palate

(Perfect for a summer BBQ, picnic or just to serve as a side!)

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Sweet Potato and Cheddar Pancakes – The Big Man’s World

(These look fantastic, breakfast, lunch or dinner! You could also sub mash sweet potato in many pancake mixes where it calls for pumpkin, banana, apple puree etc)

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Sweet Potato Huevos Rancheros – Chase the Red Grape

(Yep one from me in here! One of our favourite dinners with a mexican twist!)

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Post Workout Sweet Potato Coffee Protein Shake – PaleOMG

(The perfect refuel after CrossFit! Ideal for breakfast ‘on the go’ Zombie peeps!)

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Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Parfait – Lean Green Bean

(A nice sweet treat that’s also sustaining?! Perfect!)

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Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro (Coriander)

(Yes a potato wedge, but with a twist!)

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Hope that has given you a few recipes to whet your appetite! I know I have a craving for a tater now! 

And remember, you can sub sweet potato for anything – use in egg scrambles, cut into disks and roast  with cinnamon on top for a grab and go snack, mash and top your shepherds/cottage pie with it, as a base for an appetiser, the list really is endless!

But most of all, just enjoy! 

(Linking up with Jenn over @PeasandCrayons for What I ate Wednesday – head on over for more blogger eats!)

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “All Hail The Sweet Potato!

  1. I love sweet potatoes! I really want to try it in those cookies and smoothies! Such a great idea!

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