6 Slimming Sweet Potato Recipes
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Potatoes are widely known as the no-no carb. But the sweet news is that there are some trimmer tubers out there that are actually incredibly-good-for-you health foods that are loaded with nutrients and can help you lose weight.

One sweet spud packs 25 percent of your body’s recommended intake of bulky belly-friendly fiber, along with 4 grams of protein and 11 times the recommended daily intake of immune-boosting vitamin A, all for a mere 162 calories.

Sweet potatoes are also an incredibly versatile food that could be cooked up into a delicious variety of both sweet and savory dishes for any meal of the day.

Smokey Sweet Potato Fries

1 ½ lbs sweet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed (about 6 medium potatoes)

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp sea salt, or to taste

¼ tsp cracked black pepper, or to taste

Set a large pot of water to a boil on a stove. Spray a grill with cooking oil and begin heating it up on medium heat.

While the water is heating, scrub, rinse and cut the sweet potato into uniform wedges, about ¼ inch in thickness each.

Add the potato wedges to the boiling water, and boil for 6 minutes or until fork-tender. Then drain the pot of water.

Drizzle the potatoes with oil and add in the seasonings, carefully tossing the wedges to coat them evenly.

Place the wedges directly onto the greased and heated grill (you may have to give it a second spray of oil to prevent sticking). Cook each side for about 3 – 4 minutes, until the outside gets lightly crispy.

Place the grilled fries on a serving plate, allow to cool down and serve.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 65 total calories/1g fat (0g saturated fat)/12g total carbs (2g dietary fiber)/1g protein

Hearty Harvest Salad with Warm Greek Dressingquinoa-salad

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Apple Cinnamon & Sweet Potato Waffles

1 large sweet potato, shredded, spiralized or roughly grated

1 large red apple, shredded, spiralized or roughly grated (seeds removed)

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp cinnamon, or to taste

Pinch of salt

Preheat the waffle iron.

Lightly grease or spray a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the grated sweet potato and cook, stirring often, until the potato shreds are soft and tender, about 8 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked potato, grated apple, egg, salt and cinnamon. Toss until combined into a sticky mixture.

Spray the hot waffle iron with a lot of cooking spray, and spread in half the potato apple batter. Cook until the waffles are a golden brown, about 8 minutes (the amount of time will depend on your waffle iron).

Then repeat with the remaining batter and serve hot.

Makes 2 waffles.

Nutrition Facts per waffle: 127 total calories/2g fat (1g saturated fat)/35g total carbs (6g dietary fiber)/5g protein

Sweet Potato Garlic & Rosemary Soup

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Immune-Boosting Recovery Smoothie

1 orange, peeled and chunked

¼ cup pineapple chunks

1 Tbsp slivered almonds

¼ cup sweet potato, washed and chopped

400 mL coconut water

1 scoop SLIMQUICK Pure Protein ® French Vanilla

1 wedge fresh lemon

 

Place all ingredients in a powerful blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If possible, freeze the orange and pineapple chunks in advance so that your smoothie comes out chilled and frothy.

Nutrition Facts per cup: 95 calories/2g fat (0g saturated fat)/13g total carbs (2g dietary fiber)/6g protein

Awesomely Orange Oat Pancakes

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