Sweet Potato Salad

This salad is topped with hearty sweet potatoes. They’re a superfood high in beta-carotene, potassium, and manganese. Pumpkin seeds add extra crunch!

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Sweet Potato Salad

Total Time: 1 hour 15 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 30 min.
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1½ tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
1 dash Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
1 tsp. chopped fresh herbs (like basil, oregano or parsley) (to taste; optional)
1 medium baked sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
1 medium green apple, diced
½ medium red bell pepper, diced
1 stalk green onion, finely sliced
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
4 cups fresh arugula
2 Tbsp. pumpkin seed kernels, toasted (or chopped raw walnuts)

Preparation:
1. Combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and herbs (if desired) in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
Set aside.
2. Combine sweet potato, apple, bell pepper, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.
3. Drizzle dressing over sweet potato mixture; toss gently to blend.
4. Place even amounts of arugula on two serving plates; top each with sweet potato mixture and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

Tip: Bake fork-pierced sweet potato at 450° F for 30 to 40 minutes or until just tender. Do not over bake; cool.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 236
Total Fat: 11 g
Total Carbs: 32 g (Fiber: 6 g; Sugar: 16 g)
Protein: 5 g

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Scrambled Egg Whites with Steamed Sweet Potato

By adding sweet potatoes as a side to your scrambled egg whites, you add even more nutrients to your breakfast plate. Rosemary adds great, fresh flavor. If you don’t have rosemary you can use any fresh herb you like; try thyme, chives, or cilantro.

Save time by making this breakfast with leftover roasted or baked sweet potatoes. Or, instead of steaming, you can quickly cook one in a microwave while you prepare the rest of this breakfast.  Pierce a sweet potato four to five times with a fork, and microwave it on high for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Peel it and cut into pieces, or slice it in half and scoop out the center.

Sweet Potato and Eggs Healthy Recipe

Scrambled Egg Whites with Steamed Sweet Potato

Total Time: 16 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 11 min.
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
Water
½ large sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 tsp. olive oil
2 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and chopped, stems discarded

Preparation:
1. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil over high heat. Place sweet potato in top of steamer; steam for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fork-tender. Set aside.
2. Combine egg whites and egg in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
4. Add egg mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until set.
5. Place eggs and sweet potato on a serving plate. Sprinkle sweet potato with rosemary; serve immediately.

Tip: Sweet potato can also be cooked in a microwave. Pierce clean sweet potato 4 to 5 times with a fork. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Peel and cut into pieces.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 238
Total Fat: 10 g
Total Carbs: 15 g (Fiber: 2 g; Sugar: 4 g)
Protein: 22 g

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