50 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Dessert!}

Sweet potatoes for every meal of the day (+ snacks and dessert!)! We rounded up 50 of our favorite healthy sweet potato recipes from Fit Foodie Finds (+ from some of our friends) and put them all right here for you. Get all the benefits and flavor of sweet potatoes with these delicious sweet potato recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert!

6 of the best sweet potato recipes.

Before we dive into the 50 best sweet potato recipes, let’s chat through some of the basics. Sweet potatoes can be used in so many delicious ways, but let’s discuss a few of the easy ways we cook sweet potatoes to be incorporated in many of the recipes below. Once you know how to roast sweet potatoes and make sweet potato puree, you’re well on your way to sweet tater success ;)

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes (The Basics)

We’re all about going back to the basics here at Fit Foodie Finds, which is why we have 2 super simple tutorials on 1. how to roast sweet potatoes so that you can make all of your favorite roasted sweet potato recipes as well as 2. how to make sweet potato puree. Sweet potato puree is great for baking and other fun sweet potato recipes!

Ceramic Knife – Best for Cutting Sweet Potatoes

There is a really good chance you’re going to need to slice your sweet potatoes in some way, shape, or form. We HIGHLY suggest picking up a ceramic knife because they cut through sweet potatoes and other hard vegetables like butter…no joke! We LOVE this set by Chef’s Foundry. It’s only $69 for 3 different sizes of ceramic knives!

Buy now HERE!

Sweet Potato FAQs

sweet potato calories

In 1 cup of cubed sweet potatoes, there is about 114 calories.

sweet potato nutrition

Sweet potatoes are a healthy root vegetable that have an amazing nutrition profile. Per 1 cup of cubed sweet potatoes: 114 calories, .1g fat, 27g protein, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 6g sugar, 2.1g protein.

sweet potato vs yam

What’s the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? GREAT QUESTION. Sweet potatoes and yams are essentially the same thing! Actually, yams are a type of sweet potato. Crazy, right?

carbs in sweet potato

In 1 cup of cubed sweet potatoes, there is about 27g of carbs.

sweet potato benefits

There are so many amazing sweet potato benefits. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • They are an excellent complex carbohydrate
  • Sweet potatoes are high in fiber.
  • Loaded with vitamin b and c, and manganese

Now onto 50 of our favorite healthy sweet potato recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks AND desserts! What are some of your go-to recipes with sweet potatoes? Share ’em with us in the comments!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes

Can you really use sweet potatoes in savory AND sweet breakfast recipes?! The answer is YES, my friends. From waffles to omelettes to burritos, these sweet potato breakfast recipes will help you start your day off with a protein and veggie-packed breakfast.

Sweet potato kale hash served in a bowl.

Sweet Potato Lunch Recipes

You know we’re all about meal prep recipes at Fit Foodie Finds, and these recipes are perfect for lunches on the go. Not only do sweet potatoes keep well in the fridge, you can easily warm them up without losing texture.

Sweet potato grilled pizzas served on a cutting board.

Sweet Potato Recipes for Dinner

It’s dinner time and these healthy sweet potato recipes for dinner are calling your name! Whether you’re serving a crowd, or just cooking a quiet weekday dinner, these recipes pack protein, veggies and all the good flavor.

A dinner recipe featuring sweet potatoes served in a bowl.

Sweet Potato Snacks and Side Recipes

We couldn’t leave you hanging without any yummy sweet potato snacks and sides! These recipes are great as appetizers for your next get-together, or simply served as a side of your main dish.

Seasoned sweet potato fries with a squeeze of lime.

Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes

All my sweet tooth people out there! These desserts are DELICIOUS. Sweet potatoes add such great texture to baked treats without overpowering on flavor. Our ladies at The Healthy Maven, Little Bits Of, Ambitious Kitchen, Minimalist Baker and Heartbeet Kitchen do not mess around when it comes to desserts, so their sweet potato dessert recipes come highly recommended as well.

Sweet potato brownies served in a skillet and topped with a brownie.
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