Think of the typical toppings on your baked potato — butter, sour cream, maybe cheese and bacon bits. If you substitute a sweet potato, you might not need any of that. Baked sweet potatoes are so full of flavor, they require very little embellishment. This can save you loads of calories.
In fact, you can replace starchy white potatoes with sweet potatoes all over the menu. Try sweet potato fries, hashbrowns or toss them in your soup and stew recipe. Roasted sweet potatoes are super easy, and make a perfect side dish for almost any protein.
As a bonus, sweet potatoes are packed with potassium, beta carotene, vitamin C, and fiber. The extra fiber helps you feel full without having to pack in tons of extra calories.
How do you like your sweet potatoes? Leave your answer in the comment section below, I always like new ideas.