5 Ways to Make Sweet Potatoes That Aren’t Fries


YOU GUYS.  I adopted a rescue pug yesterday and guess what her name is? SWEET POTATO! 

I honestly wasn’t even looking for a dog, I already have two pugs and between blog, studio, children and adult things, my life is pretty packed….but then I met Miss Sweet Potato and that all changed. 

You see, my sister called me up last week and told me that she found a rescue pug and she wanted to go visit her at the shelter to see if adopting her would work for her and her cats.  Being that I’m kind of a pug person, I jumped at the chance to go check out this little tater tot.  

As soon as she came galloping out to the visiting area, I knew she needed to be apart of my family.  I literally told my sister that if she decided not to adopt her, I WOULD.  Turns out, Miss Sweet Potato had a little too much energy for my sister’s skittish kittens.  So, VERY LONG STORY SHORT (and believe me, it’s long), I found out yesterday that Princess Tater Tot was mine for the taking. 

 

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I literally could not have been more excited to welcome this little potato into my family.  She, apparently, was ready to go with me as well as she jumped right in my car, directly into the carseat and gave me a look sayin’ LET’S GO! 

So as you might guess I spent most of yesterday snuggling with my Sweet Potato…

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…and helping her get acclimated to the other two CRAZY pugs in the house. 

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Anyway, to celebrate Miss Sweet Potato’s arrival, I decided to share a few of my favorite….you guessed it, SWEET POTATO recipes. 

Is it weird that my dog’s name is Sweet Potato and I eat sweet potatoes on the daily? Is it a cool tribute or is it creepy bordering on disturbing? I can’t decide. 

Regardless, here are five ways to make sweet potatoes that AREN’T fries! 

Sweet Potato & Egg Breakfast Sliders

These simple to make Paleo & Sweet Potato & Egg Breakfast Sliders are perfect for Meatless Monday! TheFitFoodieMama.com

Red Quinoa and Roasted Sweet Potato Harvest Salad

Sweet Potato and Red Quinoa Harvest Salad {Meatless Monday, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Meatless Meal/Recipe}

Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta

sweet potato pasta 2

Paleo & Vegan Sweet Potato Blondies

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Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Brownies

Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Brownies {gluten free, grain free, vegan, dairy free, no refined sugars}

Don’t get me wrong, I love my sweet potato fries but these recipes are worth giving a try if you’re looking to change it up! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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23 Comments

angela @ happy fit mama
Reply February 17, 2017

Miss Sweet Potato is adorable. The recipes, the pug, the name - I love this all so much!

Susie @ Suzlyfe
Reply February 17, 2017

So sweet! Now you just need one called sandbag :D

Jennifer
Reply February 17, 2017

Sweet Potato Blondies have more fun!

Jen
Reply February 17, 2017

These recipes look so good! Also, how freaking cute! Such a cute name and I LOVE pugs! What a good end to the week!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2017

    It was the best end to the week EVER. I truly couldn't be happier right now <3

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 17, 2017

What a sweet pup!!! Those three pug faces just make my heart melt!!! Congrats and thanks for hosting.

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply February 17, 2017

She's so stinkin' cute!!!! Duke, Daisy, and Sweet Potato need to come play with Moose.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2017

    YES!! They would love to play with Moose- I bet they'd cause all sorts of fun trouble :)

Kimberly G
Reply February 17, 2017

I love sweet potatoes so I can't wait to try out these recipes.

Little Miss Sweet Potato could not have picked a better owner and family!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2017

    Aw, thanks Kim! She's really the best doggie, I am lucky to have her.

Emily
Reply February 17, 2017

Isn't it awesome that there are breeds of dogs that just worm their way into your heart? Pugs for you are like huskies and beagles for us. Sure... We have so much dog hair and dirt, and we're always cleaning, but they are a HUGE blessing. And I wouldn't trade them for a clean house. :o) Sweet potato is the CUTEST name ever.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2017

    Aw thank you! And yes, so true. There is so much hair but it doesn't outweigh all the love and joy these little creatures bring <3

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply February 17, 2017

How fun was all of this! Sweet Potato looks happy in her new home! Enjoy her! There is nothing like a good sweet tator- thanks for all the recipes!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply February 17, 2017

I am a huge sweet potato fan they really are so versatile. The pasta looks great!
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Juanita
Reply February 18, 2017

The food look so delicious! My kids love eating fried potatoes but I 'm quite worried their healthy because it got too much calories. Thank to your post, I can make potatoes delicious for my kids without anxiety
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Richard Friesen
Reply February 18, 2017

I'm usually satisfied with steamed or baked sweet potato. But these recipes is so wonderful. I will try it right away
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Karolyn Yue
Reply February 18, 2017

What a wonderful new puppy!! Love her name too.

I made the Double chocolate sweet potato protein brownies and they are so delicious!! Thank you for the recipe.

Farrah
Reply February 18, 2017

Ohmygoodness, hahaha. Sweet Potato is the cutest name ever! She looks right at home already! <3 I neeeeeed to make these sweet potato recipes veryvery soon! They all look absolutely amazing!

Kimmie
Reply February 18, 2017

The Red Quinoa dish looks fantastic!

kimmythevegan
Reply February 24, 2017

"YOU GUYS. I adopted a rescue pug yesterday and guess what her name is? SWEET POTATO! "
Ah! That's awesome. She is SO CUTE!!! You are such an awesome person for taking her home with you when your life is pretty full as it is. What a lucky pup. And btw - cool tribute, totally not creepy at all. My pup's name is sunshine, but I've already been considering the next one as Tofu or Chickpea ;)
The red quinoa salad with roasted sweet potatoes looks really good! Way to make a salad filling. And the sweet potato pasta? Pretty sure I'm making that next week. YUM. Please keep us updated on your cute new pup.

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