Oh My Sweet Potato

 

I’ve been a little obsessed with sweet potatoes lately. So obsessed in fact I bought this box of them from Costco on one of our recent outings.

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(Cute cat that desperately needs a bath was not bought at Costco. Kitty was actually ordered over the internet years ago. Long story. Click here if you’re interested.)

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The other week I found this article on how to chose and cook sweet potatoes.

On the same website I found the nutritional facts.

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I also found this in depth food rating.

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There are many health benefits of sweet potatoes. Here are a couple of my favorites from my quick little research the other day (aka Google searches).

- They are rich in antioxidants.

- They help stabilize blood sugar levels..

- They help prevent wrinkles.

- They can actually help us ward off stress and fight fatigue.

 

So…..

I thought I’d share my two favorite ways I’ve been eating them as of late.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

1-2 sweet potatoes

2-3 teaspoons olive oil

paprika

cayenne

sea salt

garlic salt

garlic powder

ground pepper (rainbow peppercorns are the best)

onion powder or flakes

nonstick spray

 

Directions:

Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges. Put in a bowl and toss with olive oil and seasoning.

Spread on liked baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

Roast in 400 degree oven for about 35 minutes.

 

They are a great substitution for real sweet potato fries.

 

I’ve also been microwaving/baking them whole.

I microwave the sweet potato (after washing it of course) for about 5 minutes (usually in my microwave steamer) and then bake the potato in the toaster oven at 425 for about 10 minutes to get the skin all crunchy.

Then I top if with all sorts of fun stuff. My favorite is to top one side with a little smart balance light and the other side with a tablespoon of nut butter.

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Okay.

Now don’t be scared of this next creation. It’s a little weird, but so is painting my boys’ toenails and making them wear flip flops so we all match to go shopping at Trader Joe’s.

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(That was last night.)

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This breakfast is one you’ve got to try.

 

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble

serves one

one cooked sweet potato (roasted, microwaved, etc.)

1/2 cup egg substitute

1/4 cup oats

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 sweetener packet

cinnamon to taste

splash on nondairy milk

 

Mix all ingredients except for sweet potato in bowl. Scramble over the stove.

Top baked sweet potato with light butter or nut butter of choice.

Then top with delicious French toast tasting egg scramble.

Drizzle with sugar free maple syrup.

 

Oh my goodness. This is so good.

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It has the perfect combination of flavors and is packed with nutrients and protein.

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Too weird?

The next time I’m going to make it green like my green eggs and oats and I still haven’t tried adding chia to it.

He he he!

Feel free to share your favorite sweet potato recipe or idea. I know Laura makes a delicious sweet potato hummus. Goodness knows I have a lot of sweet potatoes I need to use up.

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Comments

  1. 1

    I LOVE sweet potatoes and was so bummed the last time I went to Costco and they didn’t have the box! :) Hopefully next time. I need to try the sweet potato with nut butter this week. A dangerous, but healthy combo. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    • 1.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Costco was so the way to go wit sweet potatoes. :) Sorry yours didn’t have them. Oh… nut butter. Yes, delicious and dangerous at the same time. :)

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    katie says:

    Not weird at all! I love sweet potatoes! I had one a couple weeks ago topped with my protein frosting and some granola! Was so good!

    Happy Sunday!

  3. 3

    Good thing I’m going to whole foods in a few minutes! I really want some sweet potatoes now :) .

  4. 4

    I am jealous of the size of your box of taters! I wanted to buy them in bulk this past week but the store did not even have a bag I could buy…they were all individual. I love my sweet potatoes topped with coconut butter and cinnamon but that breakfast idea sounds very promising as well!!

  5. 5

    YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Meg says:

    Kristin! That is so not weird! Looks so delicious! I have been loving sweet potato lately too :) So funny how you did your post on them today with a bunch of tasty recipes as I posted a sweet potato pancake recipe today too!!!! I think you might like it :) http://adashofmeg.com/2012/03/04/a-feel-good-day-and-grain-free-pancakes/

  7. 7

    First of all, I’m not cat person, but your cat is awesome! :) Secondly, I’m a total sweet potato fanatic! I don’t eat oatmeal anymore so I have a sweet potato as my carb for breakfast. I love to steam my potatoes and then cook them in coconut oil with eggs, stevia and cinnamon. So good!

    • 7.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Amber- Okay, you steam them first and then scramble with the eggs and coconut oil? I want to try it.

      • Yes, steam them until cooked through. Add the coconut oil to small pan, dump in the sweets and pour the egg mixture over them, add cinnamon and stevia and scramble everything together. Once it is done, I add ground flax over the top and enjoy! It is my signature breakfast dish ;) Definitely try and let me know how you like it!

  8. 8

    I love sweet potatoes! I just had some last night, similarly seasoned like yours! That breakfast sounds yummy… I like weird sounding things for sure.

  9. 9

    I LOVE sweet potatoes with nut butters! Almond butter was really just made for sweet potatoes, in my opinion. I have a giant pumpkin that’s actually in the butternut squash family that needs roasting. I think I’m gonna have to try out the breakfast scramble with it! That looks too good!

    • 9.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Sarena- I always think of you bcause your blog is where I saw the whole butternut squash thing with nut butter. It inspired me. :) I’ve never roasted pumpkin though. Mmm….

  10. 10

    Love sweet potatoes! Most of the time I can eat them straight up with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Maple syrup is awesome, too. Hands down the best way is baking in the oven, wrapped in tin foil for 1 hour. Like candy! You don’t even need anything on it. Mmmm! Good think I bought a giant bag of SP yesterday!

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    Erin says:

    Oooohhh… My favorite! I eat a lot of sweet potatoes. I usually bake them and add nut butter for an afternoon snack. People think I’m weird. (They also thought I was weird when I added them to oats. SO good!) I’m so glad you do it too! I love roasting them but haven’t added all of that seasoning. I’ll have to try it. And I definitely need to get the box from CostCo.

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    Laura says:

    Every time I have sweet potatoes I wonder why we don’t make them more often!! One of our favorite combos is a sweet potato-black bean skillet dish, makes a great filling for tortillas with salsa and cheese, or no cheese, in your case. :)

  13. 13

    Looks DELISH! I make a lot of things with sweet potato that look horrible but they can never be BAD with a sweet potato! That’s a great idea abut nuking it and then putting it in the toaster oven for a bit.

  14. 14

    Not weird at ALL!!! I love my sweet potatoes and pretty much each one every day.

  15. 15

    mmm i’m a huge fan of sweet potatoes as well!! LOVE them! my favorite way to eat them is baked topped with nut butter or roasted dipped in ketchup. your sweet potato breakfast scramble looks intriguing… i need to try it! ;)

  16. 16

    LOVE sweet potatoes! Best oven roasted or with a little butter and brown sugar! My daddy always grows them in his garden, so I have easy access all year round!

  17. 17

    You know I’m obsessed with the lovely sweet potato. Thanks for the link back – I actually just finished some more sweet potato hummus! I also love them in smoothies. Perfect creamy texture add-in.

    Did you really ut oats in your scramble?! Love, love that idea. Looks like the perfect breakfast dinner for this week. :)

  18. 18

    I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes. I think I could eat them daily. I used to hate them actually – I equated them with sweet potato pie with the marshmallows.

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    Amy says:

    yum! sweet potatoes are just so good. ive never had one for breakfast and i have no idea why. sweet potatoes with oats sounds pretty awesome!

  20. 20

    I have been loving on the sweet potatoes lately! But I usually just make it either as fries or with a little butter and cinnamon :)

  21. 21

    I love that picture of kitty. It looks like he SO doesn’t have time for a photo shoot at the moment.
    Great timing on this post–I just bought that same box of sweet potatoes at Costco today! Along with another 10 pound bag of carrots. My skin will for sure be turning orange soon!
    My lunch today was one of my favorite ways to eat a baked sweet potato: topped with seasoned tomato sauce (pizza sauce) and a little mozzarella/parmesan cheese. I call it my pizza potato.

  22. 22
    Robin Baker says:

    so funny, I think I uploaded a mobile upload of my sweet potatoes the same day you wrote this post!
    ha! great minds think alike! but what’s up with smart balance???? girl that is a jar of chemicals. butter butter butter!

  23. 23
    Mollie says:

    definitely going to be trying the sweet potato breakfast scramble. I have a OBSESSION with sweet potatoes. Definitely my favorite food, no questions asked. Have you ever tried sweet potato and cottage cheese combo? DELICIOUSSSSS.

    • 23.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Mollie- no I haven’t. It sounds delicious. If I wasn’t currently off of dairy I would totoally try it. Mmm……. I used to make this cottage cheese peanut butter dip that would be so great on a sweet potato. YUM!!!!

  24. 24
    janetha says:

    i flipping love sweet potatoes. so much.

  25. 25

    I have been enjoying sweet potatoes lately too! I love mine baked and then topped with plain Greek yogurt that has been mixed with some cinnamon.. Oh my. So good. I’ve never thought of nut butter on them…must try :)

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    Christine says:

    You so need to add spinach to your eggs. Then, you would be eating green eggs and yam! Much better than green eggs and ham, lol.

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    josh wilcott says:

    The sweet potato scramble was great, next time I’m going to add canned pumpkin to egg mixture should.be Nom Nom lol

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