My favourite sweet potato recipes

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I always enjoy cooking, and at the moment I’m finding particular satisfaction in trying new recipes or ways to ensure nothing is wasted.   I’m a big fan of sweet potatoes for their goodness (fibre, B vitamins, vitamin C, copper, potassium and manganese) as well as their taste but recently found myself with a glut so thought I’d share my favourite sweet potato recipes.

Lentil and sweet potato curry– from BBC Good Food.  I made this last week and it was delicious!  A great one for using things you might have in your cupboard anyway.  I stirred through some spinach at the end for a bit of colour as I didn’t have any coriander.

Family Fish Pie with Two-Potato Topping – from Ocado recipes.  A firm favourite on my “meals we can all eat together without too much moaning” list.  The boys adore the bacon in it!

Sweet potato hummus – from Good Housekeeping.  Yes I know it sounds strange and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but it’s really delicious!  I served it with flatbreads and crudités as part of a mezze style lunch in the garden.

Sweet potato and courgette stew – by Deliciously Ella.  The link takes you to her YouTube video but I would highly recommend the book it’s in – The Plant-Based Cookbook.  So many delicious recipes.  It’s one of my go-to’s for extra veggie hits although we’re not vegan or vegetarian.

My last two recipe recommendations are by my gorgeous friend Ali Mortimer who is a health coach and runs HealYourselfHappy.  The “Colourful Kale Salad” is so yummy – roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and sundried tomatoes mixed with kale which you massage with a delicious dressing.  And the totally moreish sweet potato soup – it freezes really well if you manage not to eat it all!  You can find these recipes and loads more (as well as brilliant advice on wellbeing) on her free Heal Yourself Happy Hub on Facebook. (once you’ve joined, just search “kale” or “sweet potatoes” within the group to find the recipes I mentioned.  The hub is free to join and it’s where Ali share’s her wealth of experience and knowledge on holistic health.  It’s very inspiring so I definitely recommend this for non sweet potato related things too!

Speaking of which, just when I’d got to the bottom of the sweet potato glut last week, my fruit and veg box arrived….full of sweet potatoes!  So I’m off to try Ali’s recipe for crispy sweet potato fries to go with our BBQ later.  Happy cooking!


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