There's something special about potatoes. No matter how I have them, I'm always satisfied. However, I often find myself enjoying them as McDonald's fries, or my mom's buttery, mashed potatoes. But now that simply won't do, especially with Spring Break right around the corner. Join me and indulge in these 10 healthy potato recipes that are actually good for you.

1. Garlic Roasted Potatoes 

onion, salad, meat, pepper, vegetable
Mackenzie Barth

You don't have to get fancy with potatoes for them to taste good. This recipe embraces the average potato and uses olive oil and garlic to embellish their natural, earthy taste. So simple, yet so delicious. 

2. Sweet Potato Chipotle Hummus 

dairy product, cream, sweet, bread, vegetable, meat
Kimberly Buesser

You'll be seeing a lot of recipes with sweet potatoes. For all of you who don't know, sweet potatoes are crazy healthy. They have nutrients like vitamin A and manganese, which are great for the immune system and bone growth. Plus, this recipe combines the superfood with chickpeas, which are good for eye health and are yummy too.  

3. Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

kale, spinach
Connie Fan

I know what you're thinking: Twice baked? That can't be good for you. Well, think again. This recipe uses sweet potatoes, cannellini beans, and Greek yogurt to replace super unhealthy toppings like sour cream. 

4. Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Brownies 

cake, brownie, chocolate
Nicole Laszlo

If you've got a bit of a sweet tooth, these brownies will certainly do the trick. What's the secret ingredient? Sweet potatoes. Yeah, sweet potatoes replace flour, and obviously come with some pretty neat benefits. Freshmen 15? I think not. 

5. Vegetarian Sweet Potato Lentil Soup 

sauce, soup, chili
Sarah Silbiger

This sweet potato soup contains lentils, making it crazy healthy. Filled with nutrients such as iron, magnesium, and fiber, your body will be thanking you. Another plus: it freezes easily, so you can save it for days, or even weeks. #collegelyfe

6. Sweet Potato Chips

salt, chips, water, sweet
Parisa Soraya

Yes, chips can be healthy. Ditch the frying pan, grab some olive oil (or baking spray), sweet potatoes, and a baking sheet and boom, you're blessed with a healthy alternative to the classic, fattening potato chip. 

7.  Potato Toast

vegetable, salad, sandwich, guacamole, toast, bread, avocado
Haley Abram

Ditch the extra carbs and substitute artificially-treated breads with potato toast. This recipe pairs potato with avocado, but you can always switch it up and replace it with your favorite toast topping (ahem, eggs). 

8. Chicken Sweet Potato Bowl 

ice, sweet, dumpling, milk, dairy product, cream
Timary Malley

Feeling adventurous? This recipe may look and sound strange, but these flavors naturally complement each other. Creamy bananas and sweet potatoes make for an excellent pairing with grilled chicken. 

9. Breakfast Potato Hash

Monnett Hamilton

Eggs, spinach, and avocado complement sweet potatoes in this colorful hash recipe. Pair it with your favorite healthy toast option (preferably whole wheat or whole grain), and you're guaranteed to be feelin' good. 

10. Healthy Fries

pasta, sauce, ketchup, vegetable, potato, salt, french fries
Rachel Lee

Don't worry, these fries are baked, making them far better for you than their deep-fried counterparts. Spice them up with some Old Bay seasoning, or simply add salt (your taste buds will thank you).