If there's one thing in the world I wouldn't mind eating every day, it's definitely sweet potatoes. When I moved into my first apartment, I was ecstatic to finally have a kitchen of my own. I was finally going to give up dining hall meals for homemade food. I must say, it was life changing. However, as the days passed by and school got busier and busier, I started to find myself struggling for the time and energy to cook. As the nutrition and food fanatic that I am, I turned my focus on meal-prepping and discovered all the different sweet potato meal prep recipes out there. This is where my life truly changed for good. 

1. Brown Butter Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

sweet, salmon, sweet potato, pepper
Ellen Gibbs

This is the easiest, most delicious thing you'll ever meal prep. This recipe gives you the sweetness of sweet potatoes, plus the nutty flavor of brown butter, and a fresh taste of rosemary. Talk about a win-win. Prep them the night before, and the next morning you'll have sweet potatoes for your breakfast burritos, wraps, salads, or as a side to your chicken and veggies. 

2. Sweet Potato Chipotle Hummus

bread, toast
Parisa Soraya

Hummus is bomb, and so are sweet potatoes. Put them together, and it's like heaven in a dip. All you need is a food processor and a couple of ingredients to make this recipe, and you can enjoy this sweet potato chipotle hummus all week long. My favorite ways to use hummus is as a spread for sandwiches, but eating it as a dip with veggies is also delicious. 

3. Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

tacos, vegetable, chili, bread, tomato, lettuce
Katherine Baker

Sweet potato black bean tacos are a great alternative for all the vegetarians out there. Even if you're not vegetarian, you'll love this savory combination, and won't even miss the meat. Prep the filling for your tacos over the weekend and eat it throughout the week with tortillas or even as a topping for a spin on taco salad. 

4. Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad

Amanda Gajdosik

Lentils are a great source of protein and are also super filling while still being low in calories. When I was growing up, my dad would make lentil soup and I used to hate eating it. As I grew older, however, I found that I actually like them a lot. So, hey, don't give up on lentils before you give them a chance!

For this sweet potato meal prep recipe, make the sweet potato and lentil mixture during the weekend and enjoy throughout the week as you wish. 

5. Mashed Sweet Potatoes 

Emma Danbury

Why should we only have mashed sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving? It's a crime to only enjoy such a delicious dish only once a year. Whip up a healthier batch of your mom's Thanksgiving sweet potatoes and enjoy all week long as a side to your meat or, you know, by the spoonful works too. 

6. Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

This might just be my favorite sweet potato meal prep recipe out there. Sweet potatoes add a sweetness and smooth touch to what is usually a crumbly and salty crust for a classical quiche. However, nobody does "classical cuisine" nowadays, so why not create a sweet potato crust that's twice as good and five times healthier?

7. Baked Sweet Potatoes

If you're getting tired of the good old baked potato with sour cream and butter, you came to the right place. This baked sweet potato meal prep recipe is a lifesaver. Add any type of topping you like, heat it up in the microwave for a minute or two to warm it through, and you have a meal at your disposal anytime you want. 

8. Southwest Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Peppers

Roasting is my favorite type of meal prep method. It's the easiest thing in the world to just toss some veggies in olive oil and spices, and wait until they start speaking to you in the oven (sizzling, if you know what I mean). These roasted veggies are perfect as a side, in quesadillas, wraps, and even salads. 

9. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

sweetpotato, fries, pubfood, potato, yam, thickcutfries, barfood
Shanti Basu

Sweet potato fries are a classic, but they can get soggy if you cook and reheat them later. However, if you cut the fries and season them the night before, you can quickly shoot them in the oven the next day and enjoy as a side dish for dinner. 

10. Sweet Potato Oaties 

If you're looking for a sweet potato meal prep recipe to treat your sweet tooth, sweet potato oaties are exactly what you need. It's exactly like eating a cookie, but you're actually eating your veggies. 

11. Sweet Potato Toast

Since I discovered sweet potato toast, breakfast has never been the same. Slice and bake your sweet potato toasts the night before you plan on having them for breakfast. Don't cook the sweet potatoes all the way through. The next morning, throw them in the toaster, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy! 

12. Twice Baked Sweet Potato

vegetable, cheese, dairy product, parsley, tomato
Sarah Silbiger

A true American favorite, twice baked sweet potatoes (instead of twice baked potatoes) is a great meal prep recipe to add to your week. It will treat your cravings while still letting you fulfill all your responsibilities. 

13. Sweet Potato Egg Muffin

Danielle Clark

Breakfast hacks are my go-to. These spicy sweet potato egg cups are perfect for breakfast on-the-go, or even a great finger food for next time you're hosting brunch. Make a big batch on a Sunday and reheat in the toaster oven or microwave when you're ready to eat them. 

14. Sweet Potato Noodles

pasta, spaghetti, vegetable, macaroni, carbohydrate
Alixandra Rutnik

Sweet potato noodles are creative way to eat your veggies. You can substitute them for pasta, or add as a topping for salads. Either way, these sweet potato noodles are fun to eat and deliciously good for you. Spiralize your sweet potatoes ahead of time and quickly sauté them when you're ready to eat. 

15. Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Cookies

cookie, sweet, chocolate, pastry, cake, candy, goody, bread
Katie Lee

Cinnamon and sweet potatoes are two things I can never have enough of. This recipe combines two of my favorite things and succeeds to bring them together in a brilliantly delicious way. To make these cookies last long, freeze them in a sealed baggie and heat them up in the toaster oven whenever you need dessert.

If you haven't gotten in the habit of it yet, meal prepping is the key to success. Research the basics of meal prepping and gradually make your way up to sweet potato meal prep recipes when you're ready. It will change your life, I promise.