Although many people only eat them in the fall in celebration of Thanksgiving, sweet potatoes are perfect for any occasion. These orange-colored potatoes, loaded with Vitamins A, C, and B6, are healthier than white potatoes. Their sweetness can be used to satisfy a sweet tooth or to add a sweet spin on a savory dish. Here is a list of some sweet potato recipes that require little effort to make, but taste incredible.
Everyone loves french fries. Here’s a healthy alternative that you can easily make anywhere, including your dorm kitchen. All you need is two sweet potatoes, olive oil, rosemary and salt. Baking instead of frying sweet potatoes can satisfy your craving without the guilt. If you’ve never tried sweet potato fries, it’s a must. Recipe here.
A cousin to the french fry is the potato chip. This is another healthy alternative to the white potato version. This recipe only requires 5 minutes and 5 ingredients, and again, you can make it in your dorm kitchen. This recipe is perfect for those who like the sweet and salty combination, or for those who are trying to eat healthier. Recipe here.
If you like Mexican food, this recipe it for you. Sweet potatoes aren’t just delicious on their own; this vegetarian recipe pairs them with black beans, avocados, and goat cheese. You can make this as a snack or even a meal, depending on the size tortilla you use. Recipe here.
This vegan recipe is another way to incorporate sweet potatoes into your healthy diet. It only takes about 25 minutes to make and contains red onion, broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas. Although you’ll probably need a bigger kitchen for this recipe, it is a must-try. Recipe here.
Okay, so this isn’t the healthiest sweet potato recipe, but it’s still tasty. Combining sweet potato and apples with bacon creates the perfect sweet and savory side for your dish. This is a recipe that can be used any time of the day, and it only takes about 10 minutes to prep. Recipe here.
Like I said before, sweet potatoes are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty. This recipe uses all-natural, vegan ingredients to make everyone’s favorite dessert. Recipe here.
If you don’t feel like getting fancy with your sweet potatoes, all you need to do is add a little sugar and spice. Literally. This recipe is simple but tasty, and can be used to compliment any meal. These roasted sweet potatoes only require about 15 minutes of prep time and can be done in your dorm kitchen. Recipe here.
This vegan recipe requires only about 15 minutes total to make. You need arugula, farro, sweet potatoes, an apple, chickpeas, olive oil and spices. This salad is super healthy and perfect to make when you only have a few minutes for lunch. Recipe here.
This recipe is perfect year-round, not just Thanksgiving. If you’ve never tried marshmallows on sweet potatoes, you’re missing out. This recipe requires only sweet potatoes, marshmallows, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Recipe here.
This recipe requires a little more work than the other recipes, since it calls for you making your own guac. But, if you have the time, this recipe is DEFINITELY worth it. It takes about 65 minutes total to make, and serves about 5-6 people. Perfect for the next potluck or dinner party you attend. Recipe here.
As you can see, sweet potatoes are much more versatile and can even be a healthier alternative to some common ingredients. The next time you’re grocery shopping, pick up a few sweet potatoes and try these recipes. You won’t regret it.