How to make some of your favorite foods healthier with sweet potato

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Sweet potato was ranked the healthiest vegetable in the world by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

It is high in dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars, and complex carbohydrates, and full of protein, vitamin A and C, iron, and calcium. 

Among all root vegetables, sweet potatoes also offer the lowest glycemic index rating, meaning that it causes a slow rise in blood sugar, making you feel fuller, longer, as it digests slowly.

The best part? It tastes great, and can be used as a substitute for almost any dish - from pancakes to toast.

Read on for sweet potato recipes that will make your favorite foods healthier. 

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Brownies

Brownies

These sweet potato fudge brownies are moist and chewy, and much healthier than traditional brownies. The thickness of the sweet potato puree makes the dough especially creamy.

Tater Tots

Tater Tots

Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, baked sweet potato tater tots are gluten-free, and less fattening than traditional tater tots.

Toast

Toast

Replace your usual piece of toast with a thin slice of sweet potato that you've popped into the toaster for a gluten- and guilt-free alternative.

Pancakes

Pancakes

Sweet potatoes shouldn't even be considered a vegetable when they taste this sweet. Similar to buttermilk pancakes,  sweet potato pancakes are light and fluffy, and the sweet potato flavor is subtle.

 

 

 

Fries

Fries

Sweet potato fries are a delicious — and commonly found — alternative to French fries, with fewer grams of fat than regular fries.

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie

Replace the pumpkin from your favorite recipe with the same amount of sweet potato for a pie that is lighter and more airy. Generally similar, sweet potato pies have more protein, magnesium, Vitamin A and C, and fiber than pumpkin pies.

Casserole

Casserole

Replace mashed potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes in this healthier casserole alternative.

Ice cream

Ice cream

This peanut butter sweet potato ice cream uses just five ingredients, and boasts coconut milk as a base, making it a healthy treat that tastes anything but.

Chips

Chips

Crunchy, oven-baked sweet potato chips are easy to make and guilt-free to devour in large quantities.

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