Sweet Potatoes, 3 Ways

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The best thing about sweet potatoes? You can stuff them with all sorts of fun flavor combinations – and use the skins as the bowl. Here are three easy ways to give the old fashioned twice-baked potato a Paleo-inspired makeover.

Since the sweet potato is so versatile, you can make them savory or sweet, breakfast-ready or dinner-worthy. Plus, they’re chock full of vitaminsfiber, and antioxidants (1) for a healthy nutrition boost.

To get you inspired, we created three easy recipes that require only a handful of ingredients. We start with an eggs and bacon breakfast recipe, highlight the dessert-worthy side of sweet potatoes with a maple syrup and apples dish, and finish with a hearty chicken taco “bowl”. This easy slice-and-stuff method will keep you full from dawn to dusk!

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To save on time, bake your sweet potatoes the night before — they store nicely in the fridge as long as they’re wrapped in foil or kept in a covered container. With pre-baked sweet potatoes, these recipes will only take you 20 minutes, tops!

Go ahead and eat the “bowl” when you’re done noshing – sweet potato skins are an excellent source of beta carotene, potassium and iron. (2)

Eggs in a Sweet Potato Basket

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Total time:1 HR
Cook Time:55 mins
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:2

Eggs in a Basket

Eggs are baked right inside a sweet potato and topped with bacon for the ultimate filling breakfast.

Ingredients

  •  1 sweet potato
  •  2 eggs
  •  ½ cup cooked and crumbled bacon

Instructions

  •  Pierce the skin of the sweet potato with a fork 5-6 times, cover in aluminum foil, and bake sweet potatoes at 400°F for 45 minutes.
  •  Cut the cooled sweet potato into two halves, and scoop out enough flesh in the middle of each to make a “basket”.
  •  Break one egg into each sweet potato half.
  •  Bake at 350º F for 10 minutes.
  •  Top with bacon and enjoy!

Maple Apple Sweet Potatoes

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Total time:1 HR
5 MINS
Cook Time:1 hr
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:2

Maple Apple Sweet Potatoes

Maple syrup, pecans and apples play up the sweet side of the sweet potato.

Ingredients

  •  1 sweet potato
  •  ½ cup diced red apples
  •  ½ cup pecans
  •  ½ cup maple syrup
  •  Dash of cinnamon

Instructions

  •  Pierce the skin of the sweet potato with a fork 5-6 times, cover in aluminum foil, and bake sweet potatoes at 400°F for 45 minutes.
  •  Cut the cooled sweet potato in half, and scoop out the flesh.
  •  Mash up the sweet potato pulp, then mix in apples, pecans, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  •  Add mixture evenly to each sweet potato half.
  •  Bake at 350º F for 15 minutes.
  •  Top with more maple syrup if desired, and enjoy!

Chicken Taco Sweet Potato ‘Bowl’

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Total time:55 MINS
Cook Time:45 mins
Prep Time:10 mins
Serves:2

Chicken Taco ‘Bowl’

Recipe by:author PaleoHacks Team
Top a baked sweet potato with all the fixins of a Mexican-inspired taco bowl.

Ingredients

  •  1 sweet potato
  •  1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
  •  3 T guacamole
  •  ¼ cup chopped tomato
  •  1 T diced white onion
  •  ½ cup cooked bacon
  •  1 T chopped chives

Instructions

  •  Pierce the skin of the sweet potato with a fork 5-6 times, cover in aluminum foil, and bake sweet potatoes at 400°F for 45 minutes.
  •  Cut the cooled sweet potato in half and scoop out enough flesh to make a “bowl”.
  •  Top with chicken, guacamole, tomato, onion, bacon and chives, and enjoy!

Watch How to Make Sweet Potatoes, 3 Ways!

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