Move over, potato; your sweeter counterpart is in town. Not only are sweet potatoes affordable and readily available year-round, this spud packs a nutritious punch in the form of vitamins A, B and C — plus potassium, manganese and fiber. Compared with white potatoes, sweet potatoes have more vitamin C, fewer calories, more fiber and fewer total carbs despite having more sugar. Here’s a compilation of recipes under 350 calories featuring this all-star tuber.
1. SWEET POTATO WAFFLES | YURI ELKAIM
Waffles just got a whole lot better. Crispy and crunchy on the outside, these sweet potato gems are made sans sugar and refined flour. Instead, they have simple, Paleo-friendly, gluten-free ingredients. Packed with 10 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein, these waffles are also brimming with minerals and vitamin A, B and C! Avocado and eggs round out this morning meal. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 large waffle, 1 egg and 1/2 avocado each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 315; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 186mg; Sodium: 347mg; Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 12g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 11g
2. HEALTHY SWEET POTATO-LEEK GRATIN | HELLO GLOW
Gratins typically include loads of butter and cream but not this healthier version! Sweet potato medallions are layered with just enough Parmesan cheese to be delicious and sliced leeks for a mouthwatering side. Recipe makes 8 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 164; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 4mg; Sodium: 182mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 4g
3. JALAPENO-CHEDDAR SWEET POTATO PUFFS | LEAN GREEN BEAN
With a few simple ingredients, you can whip up these delectable sweet potato puffs packed with cheesy jalapeño flavor. This recipe transforms mashed sweet potatoes into a snack or appetizer. Make a batch and freeze them, so you can reheat when hunger hits. Recipe makes 6 servings at 3 puffs each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 170; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 84mg; Sodium: 354mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 10g
4. SIMPLE SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
We lighten up this fall favorite by holding back on the sugar and topping it with toasted oats and pecans instead of sugary marshmallows. Whether you’re looking for a healthy side or dessert, our simple sweet potato casserole fits the bill. Recipe makes 16 servings at 1/2 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 192; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 39mg; Sodium: 127mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 5g
5. LOADED SWEET POTATO SKINS | JESSICA IN THE KITCHEN
These sweet potato skins are baked until crispy, so it’s almost like you’re having crunchy nacho chips. The shells are bursting with garlicky sweet potato filling and piled high with melty mozzarella cheese. Make these for your next party — they’re sure to be a hit! Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 skin each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 159; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 13mg; Sodium: 298mg; Carbohydrate: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 7g
6. SWEET POTATO HOME FRIES | COOK FOR YOUR LIFE
Spruce up your weekend brunch with these quick-and-easy sweet potato home fries! They bring an extra touch of sweetness, color and nutrition to the American classic. Serve them with eggs and sausage for a filling breakfast. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 243; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 167mg; Carbohydrate: 36g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 3g
7. SWEET POTATO LATKES | EATING BIRD FOOD
These baked latkes with spiralized sweet potato and parsnip are a healthy twist on traditional fried potato latkes (or “potato pancakes”) and make one heckuva tasty snack. Enjoy these crisp bites while they’re hot out of the oven (or before they’re all gone)! If you don’t have a spiralizer, opt for a box grater instead. Recipe makes 12 servings at 2 latkes each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 34; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 15mg; Sodium: 98mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 1g
8. LENTIL AND SWEET POTATO VEGETARIAN CHILI | BREWING HAPPINESS
This chunky chili will warm you from the inside out. It’s an easy-to-prep dish that’s loaded with nutrients and flavor — a must for chillier days. Kick up the heat with dashes of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 219; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 410mg; Carbohydrate: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 9g
9. EASY SWEET POTATO WEDGES | COOKING LIGHT
Dive into golden brown sweet potato wedges for a quick snack or side dish. This recipe uses a two-step process to partially cook the potatoes before baking. (Hint: it involves a microwave!) You’ll be serving these babies up in no time! Recipe makes 4 servings at 6 potato wedges and 1 tablespoon sauce each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 247; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 283mg; Carbohydrate: 50g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 4g
10. HASSELBACK SWEET POTATOES | THE HEALTHY FOODIE
The Hasselback grooves alone are reason enough to make this dish. Dressed in a simple spiced honey-mustard sauce, these spuds are baked until super soft and creamy, for a delectable side your guests will gobble up. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 324; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 16mg; Sodium: 521mg; Carbohydrate: 57g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 23g; Protein: 5g