Feastie Friday: Sweet Potato Top 5

When you think of sweet potatoes, do you think of the ooey, gooey, marshmallow-y, sugary sweet potato casseroles from Thanksgiving dinners past? Or those tooth-achingly sweet sweet potatoes packed in syrup in the can? The truth is that sweet potatoes are incredibly healthy and nutritious - and there's way more to sweet potatoes than a sugar-encrusted casserole. Sweet potatoes are showing up everywhere this season, in burgers and salads to pies and breads, in sweet and savory recipes of every kind. We've rounded up the top 5 sweet potato recipes on the web this week to help you get into your sweet potato groove. They're cheap, they're tasty, they're nutritious, they're versatile - stock up on sweet potatoes!

Fudgy Chocolate and Sweet Potato Brownies from The Starved Writer

photo from The Starved Writer

 

Easy Crockpot Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes from Jeanette's Healthy Living

photo from Jeanette's Healthy Living

 

Quinoa Black Bean Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Sweet Remedy

photo from Sweet Remedy

 

Sweet Potato Boxties from Peas & Crayons

photo from Peas & Crayons

 

Sweet Potato Cakes with Chipotle Black Bean Salsa from Dainty Chef

photo from Dainty Chef

Did you know you can even cook a sweet potato in the microwave? Stab it a few times with a sharp knife, stick it on a plate, and cook for about 5 minutes, then flip over and cook for another 5. Wait a few minutes for it to cool, then cut it open and voila! Sweet potato! Top with some maple syrup and a pinch of brown sugar for the ultimate easy treat. 

Happy Eating,

Team Feastie

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