We hope you find our growing Sweet Potato Recipes collection useful - we LOVE sweet potatoes and use them in so many recipes from sweet to savoury! Don't forget to check back regularly as this collection is certainly going to grow!
Sweet potatoes are just about the most versatile paleo ingredient ever! They can be used in sweet and savoury dishes and are absolutely PACKED with goodness!
Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamins A (beta carotene (which gives them their orange colour) & C which are both powerful antioxidants - antioxidants are reputed to help in the prevention of a number of significant diseases, not least cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The purple sweet potato contains anthocyanin - the chemical compound that gives fruit and vegetables their purple hue - which is a known to be a powerful cancer deterrent.
Sweet potatoes also contain copper, manganese, potassium, iron, B6, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. But more than that... they taste awesome!
Our easy photo tutorial shows you how to make your own sweet potato flour. You can buy sweet potato powder from Chinese Supermarkets, it behaves in a slightly different way to the home made flour, but is worth buying for the occasional cake or cookie recipe that calls for its use.
Sweet potatoes are brilliant in savoury dishes: bake them like you would an ordinary jacket potato, boil them and serve as they are, mash them and use in pies and fishcakes, bake them them as chips, layer them in lasagne in place of pasta.... the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
Of course the sweet in the name suggests that these nutrient dense starchy tubers are going to be a treat for the taste buds and they do not let you down! Some people find that the taste can be an acquired one in desserts and puddings, but we love it! Don't forget to check back regularly for more recipes.
Our paleo recipe collection is growing daily, so if you've been inspired by something we've made, do check back regularly as you're bound to find something else to enjoy cooking with us. We love to hear from our readers and you can now submit your own recipes here or your experiences with our paleo recipes here - don't hold back, if you've improved it we want to know!