Sweet potatoes (or yams) have always been a staple in even the strictest bodybuilding diet plans. This should tell you all you need to know about this amazing healthy (and delicious!) vegetable!
Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), a very good source of vitamin C, copper, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6, potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.
Despite their name, sweet potatoes are also quite low on the glycemic index (which means they release sugar slowly into the bloodstream). Sweet potatoes will help steady the levels of blood sugar, unlike many other starchy vegetables. This means that it won’t spike your blood sugar levels, but you will get a steady amount of energy throughout the day.
We have collected 24 amazing sweet potato recipes that are good for you (though a couple have some cheese in them, that we wouldn’t recommend every day) that you can enjoy as part of your diet, as a main meal or as a side dish. Enjoy!
24 Sweet Potato Recipes That Are Delicious & Good For You!
1. Smokey Sweet Potato Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese and Avocado
2. Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
3. Sweet Potato “Nachos” with Cheddar and Black Beans
4. Sweet Potato Hash with Creamy Avocado Sauce