Vegan Sweet Potato Fries

Vegan Sweet Potato Fries PinThese Vegan Sweet Potato Fries are sweet, savory, spicy and delicious! Dip them in our Vegan BBQ Sauce for even more flavor and spice!

We rarely use oil when cooking anymore, but we used 1/2 tsp oil for two sweet potatoes in this recipe. We’ve tried several recipes that don’t use any oil for potato fries, but the fries come out mushy and stick to the pan, and the seasonings don’t stick to the fries.

All it takes is a tiny amount of oil to make them come out crisp and delicious. The trick is to stir the oil into the uncooked sweet potatoes fries first in a large metal or non-sticky bowl to get an even coating before stirring in the seasonings.

I prefer my sweet potato fries a little soft. Cook them a little longer if you want them crispier.

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Boiled Sweet Potatoes

Boiled Sweet Potatoes PinBoiled Sweet Potatoes make a quick and easy side dish with lots of healthy nutrients. You can bake them if you prefer, but we’ve found boiling them retains more of the sweet potato’s moisture and natural sweetness without the need for oil or aluminum foil.

There are several types of sweet potatoes: Jewel, Garnet, Purple, Hannah and my personal favorite, Japanese Murasaki. Mix and match them to get different nutrients and more variety.

Potatoes have gotten a bad rap from mainstream media and high-fat diets, but they’re extremely healthy and great for weight loss because they’re high fiber and low calorie. For detailed information about the health benefits of potatoes, read “The Starch Solution” by Dr. John McDougall.

Amelia likes to eat them plain, but I prefer them with a little agave, cinnamon and nutmeg. You can also top them with a little plain, non-dairy yogurt or if you like sweet & spicy, try some of Grandpa’s Dipping Hot Sauce.

Vegan Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Glaze

Vegan Sweet PotatoesThese are a fast and delicious alternative to the more labor intensive mashed sweet potatoes that often appear on holiday menus. This vegan sweet potatoes with maple pecan glaze recipe only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and they taste amazing!

Sweet potatoes may be a super food, but each serving of this decadent recipe packs more than 260 calories. It’s certainly not an everyday side dish, especially if you’re trying to lose weight, but it’s great for a special holiday treat or if you just need a little comfort food.

Enjoy these vegan sweet potatoes with our Vegan Wellington, a Gardein Holiday Roast or your other favorite holiday vegan recipes.

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Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash PinThis Sweet Potato Hash recipe is a great main dish or side dish for your Tofu Scramble or in a breakfast burrito. The black beans and veggie sausage give it a little more flavor, texture and protein.

We really like the fat-free Gimme Lean Sausage from Lightlife, but it’s not available here in Cuenca, Ecuador so we used Vegan Chorizo Sausage that we bought from Fratello Vegan. Rene, the owner, makes his chorizo oil-free with black beans.

We had some extra kale a few weeks ago and thought it might go bad so we froze it. About 30 minutes before Amelia cooked this dish, she pulled it out of the freezer and let it warm up a bit. It worked perfectly in this dish. Kale is so durable that freezing doesn’t damage it. It has almost the same texture as fresh cooked kale, but maybe a tiny bit softer. This recipe is a great way to get some extra dark leafy greens in your diet.

Sweet potatoes are considered a super food by many because of their high fiber and vitamin content. In fact, this sweet potato hash recipe has 8 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein, as well as 240% RDA of Vitamin A. Eating this dish for breakfast is a great way to start your day.

Pair it with some warm corn tortillas, salsa and avocado to make it even more amazing! Vitamin A is fat soluble, so eating this dish with avocado will help your body get at all those healthy phytonutrients.

Sweet Potato Hash

This makes 4 servings as a side dish, but if you want to eat it as a main dish, it’s really only 2 servings.

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