My Three Go-To SAVORY Sweet Potato Recipes

If you watch my Instagram stories, then you know I am a bit of a sweet potato freak (and by a bit I mean obsessed). Sweet potatoes are one of my all time favorite foods, I love them sweet and I love them savory. They are packed with Vitamin A and potassium. They are also a good source of Vitamin B-6, magnesium, Vitamin C, calcium and iron. So, they are not only tasty but they are extremely good for you too. Over the years I've experimented with different ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into my meals and so I thought I'd share with you three of my favorite ways to do so! So here are my three Go-To savory style sweet potato recipes that are extremely simple and quick. 


Sweet Potato, Onion & Egg Breakfast

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This is currently my favorite breakfast! My husband is such an amazing egg cook and we eat a lot of eggs in our house, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eggs on toast used to be my go-to, but I love the idea of leaving bread out of the meal (for a number of reasons) so swapping bread for some crispy sweet potatoes was the perfect idea. Eggs over easy on top of sweet potato and onion stir fry is delicious. Add some turkey bacon on the side, a cup of coffee and bam, you've got the perfect breakfast. 

You'll need:

  • 1/4 White Onion (or 1/2 if you really like onion)
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Eggs

-Add the olive oil to a pan and turn the heat to medium. 

-For the perfect soft center and crispy outside to the sweet potatoes, turn the heat to medium and add a lid to cook the potatoes through. Once they are fully cooked, take the lid off and turn the heat up a bit. Cook until crispy and add some salt and pepper. 

-Top with any eggs. I prefer to top with two eggs cooked over easy. I personally think the yolk mixed with the sweet potatoes is delicious. 

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Sweet Potato Crisps

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I always call them sweet potato fries, but since they are circles instead of long skinny rectangles I feel like I should call them "crisps" for the sake of the blog post. But whatever you want to call them... they're DELICIOUS! 

Four Simple Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato
  • Olive Oil (or coconut oil)
  • Salt & Pepper

-Preheat your oven to 420 degrees. 

-Slice sweet potato however you choose. I prefer circles because I find it easier to cut, but slice them any way, just make sure they are about 1/4 inch thick. 

-Add potato slices to a zip lock bag and add 1.5 tbs olive oil. shake it up until the potato slices are fully covered with oil. 

-Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper on it. 

-Bake for 12 minutes and then flip each piece. Then bake for another 12 minutes. 

*When I am trying to cut calories, I will use coconut oil cooking spray instead of olive oil. They turn out a bit more dry, but it is far less calories than using olive oil. Trader Joes has great coconut oil cooking spray. 

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Eggplant & Sweet Potato Stir Fry

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I don't know what it is, maybe the texture or maybe the taste (probably both), but I love eggplant and sweet potatoes together. It probably seems like a strange combination (which it slightly is), but I've been obsessed with it the last six months. I love making a big batch of it and having it in the fridge. I eat it by itself, top it with avocado, or even eat it as a side with some chicken. No matter how you like it, it's extremely tasty and simple to make. 

All you need is:

  • 1/2 Eggplant
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • Olive Oil
  • Sale & Pepper
  • Avocado (add slices once done if you'd like)

-Chop sweet potato and eggplant into cubes, half inch cubes work just fine. 

-Heat pan to medium with 3 tbs olive oil. 

-Add sweet potato and eggplant to the pan and cover. 

-Add salt and pepper. 

-Cook until the potato gets softer, then remove the lid and turn the heat up. 

-Top with avocado if you choose or a meat if you choose.

*The crunchier the better! Trust me, I have under cooked this before and I thought it was disgusting!! 

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Pineapple/Jalapeno Salsa Chicken with Quinoa - Healthy Meal Recipe

CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE/JALAPENO SALSA & QUINOA!!! 

This meal is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!! I love love love SPICY foods! This is such a great combo of sweet and spicy flavors!!!! I have to give props to my friend Katie for telling me about his recipe! She usually adds mango also, I personally enjoy it without but if you love Mango and want to add that, DO! 

STEP ONE: MAKE THE SALSA!!

First you will want to make the salsa. Do this the night before so that all the flavors can come together nicely! Trust me, this really does make a difference!! So make the salsa the night before making the whole dish. 

Salsa Ingredients:

3/4 pineapple

1 red bell pepper

1 jalapeno 

1 lemon (juice squeezed)

1 lime (juice squeezed)

1/3 of a Medium sized red onion

Fresh Cilantro

Salt & Pepper

*chop everything up, mix it all together, cover it and refrigerate it overnight. 

My opinion with the salsa is that you can mix the recipe up to match what you enjoy! If you love extra spicy food... add more jalapeno. If you love sweet salsa and sauces... add more pineapple or add mango. You catch what I'm saying! Play with it!

 

Next Day! Chicken, Quinoa and EAT!

I took 3 chicken breasts, thawed them, cut them into about 3 inch slices and stir fried them in some olive oil. You can cook them in any oil, coconut oil would be great too!! Once the chicken is almost done, add in the salsa!! Mix well and let it simmer! The chicken will soak up the flavors!!!! YUMM!

*I made some organic quinoa on the side, and dished out about 1/3 cup of quinoa then topped it with the FINISHED chicken with pineapple-jalapeno salsa!!!!! 

MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH WENT FOR SECONDS!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!

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I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS RECIPE AS MUCH AS WE DID!! 

 

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