Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Crockpot Sweet Potatoes ~ Two Ways!

Crockpot Sweet Potatoes Recipe Clean Eating Slow cooker

Sweet potatoes -- i have heard them called "the healthiest food in the world!" They are packed with vitamin A, beta carotene, iron, vitamin D....the list goes ON and ON!

The real game changer was when I discovered you can cook them in the crockpot! Who wants to wait an hour of them to bake in the oven?? And sure the microwave is great but what if you want to cook more than 1 or 2 ?? The crockpot is the answer! It's SO flipping easy:

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Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

3-6 sweet potatoes or yams
1. Wash and scrub sweet potatoes/yams well, making sure they have lots of water on them.
2. Place wet potatoes in the slow cooker (they need the water to help steam them).
3. Cook on high for 2.5 to 3 hours or low 4.5 to 5 hours until tender. DONE!
**You can store them wrapped in foil for up to 5 days in the fridge!
Here are two of my favorite ways to enjoy "baked" sweet potatoes!

Buffalo Sweet Potatoes
1 cooked sweet potato
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped (leftover grilled or rotisserie works great!)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese**
1/4 cup (or more) prepared Buffalo Wing Sauce or other hot sauce
Blue cheese crumbles
Green onions, optional
**I know cottage cheese might sound so weird, but it's delish!
1. Toss chicken with buffalo sauce.
2. Cut open potato and top with chicken/sauce, yogurt or cottage cheese, blue cheese crumbles and scallions. Enjoy!

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Broccoli and Cheddar Sweet Potato
1 cooked sweet potato
1 cup broccoli, chopped and steamed
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper (or to taste)
Salt (to taste)

1. On a baking sheet or dish, cut open sweet potato. Sprinkle with lemon pepper and a little salt.
2. Stuff potato with broccoli and top with cheese.
3. Bake 7-10 minutes in a 400 degree oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.
**If you want to be extra sinful, sprinkle bacon on top!! YUM!
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Photo Credit: Homemade Nutrition
Do you like sweet potatoes or yams? Have you ever cooked them in the crockpot?? Give it a try!!

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