|I'd love these Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac for Thanksgiving!|
For many, many years I was one of those people who would wrinkle their nose up at the mere mention of sweet potatoes (or yams as they are often mistakenly called.) I really didn't think I would ever like them, but then I tried Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and had a sweet potato epiphany. I realized that what I didn't like was those overly-sweet dishes with sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and mini-marshallows, the ones that so many people serve for Thanksgiving. Since then I've experimented with different ways to prepare sweet potatoes sans marshmallows and I've picked six favorite ones to recommend for your Thanksgiving table, starting with the Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac shown above. Even if you're one of the people who like those marshmallow-topped holiday sweet potato dishes, I bet some of my favorite recipes for sweet potatoes for might be things you'd like to add to your sweet potato options.
For five years now I've shared recipes to help people celebrate Thanksgiving without completely overdoing it on the carbs or sugar. You can find those all recipes listed on the index page for South Beach Diet Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes. During November I'll be posting a few new ideas for diet-friendly Thanksgiving dishes, and they'll be added to that page as soon as they appear on the blog. Now let's look at some ideas for diet-friendly sweet potatoes.
My friend Bonnie loves this recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Red Onions, Rosemary, and Parmesan. I made this with white-fleshed sweet potatoes, but you could use orange ones if you prefer.
Another great idea for roasted sweet potatoes is Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms with Thyme and Parsley.
If you've ever had a Chinese stir-fry dish with sweet potatoes you can understand the appeal of these Soy-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Sesame Seeds.
If you're preparing the entire meal for Thanksgiving you may like the appeal of these easy and tasty Spicy CrockPot Sweet Potatoes, cooked entirely in the slow cooker!
And last, but certainly not least is these Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Cups with Sour Cream, Chipotle, and Lime. I loved these last Thanksgiving.
I hope these six examples of sweet potato recipes that aren't loaded with sugar will help you think outside the box a little for these tasty vegetables. Do you have a good idea for cooking sweet potatoes that's also diet-friendly? If so, let us know about it in the comments.