Meal Mondays: Easy Baked Sweet Potato

Easy Baked Sweet Potato

Did you know not all carbs are bad?  There are some carbs that were meant to be eaten and burn slowly and does not spike your blood sugar levels.  Sweet potatoes are just that food.  Today I share how to bake one easy, breezy quick, fast and easy.  No mess, no fuss and nutritious.

Enjoy the recipe and if you decide to make it for yourself I would love it if you would share your creation on my Facebook page & while you’re there LIKE the page.  :-).

Check out the video for this meal minute:

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato

Preparation

  1. Clean the sweet potato

Instructions

Put the sweet potato in the oven, turn on the oven to 425 degrees for 45 minutes.  Lay sweet potato directly on rack.  Once finished, remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings.  Serve with veggies!

Nutritional Facts

Calories:  129

Sodium:  17 mg

Total carbs:  30.4 g

Protein:  3.5 g

 

Bon appetit!

How do you like to prepare sweet potatoes?

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16 Replies to "Meal Mondays: Easy Baked Sweet Potato"

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    CARLA February 23, 2015 (5:17 am)

    I need to get back to these.
    I ate so many when I trained to compete–I burned out.
    no mo
    I want again 🙂
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      BJ
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      February 23, 2015 (7:55 am)

      It’s really easy to burn out on them, yeah. My wife and I do eat a ton of sweet potatoes, and we’ve had to start making them more and more exotic to keep our attention. Though, we still do eat just sweet potato with salt/pepper/garlic pretty often.

      I think variety in preparation really does help make it so that it’s not just “another sweet potato” day in and day out.
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    Pragati // Simple Medicine
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    February 23, 2015 (8:22 am)

    Sweet potatoes are the best. I love that they’re filling and they kind of feel like a treat. I like pan roasting mine in coconut oil, too.
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    Julie
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    February 23, 2015 (9:03 am)

    I do love some sweet potatoes! YUM! fun video too!
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    Jennifer F
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    February 23, 2015 (9:41 am)

    I like them oven baked in wedges best – I like the crispy outside with soft inside
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    Maureen
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    February 23, 2015 (9:55 am)

    I LOVE sweet potatoes! Especially cooked in the oven…they are worth the extra time. I like to make a few on the weekend to eat during the busy work week! 🙂
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    Angela Gilmore
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    February 23, 2015 (9:58 am)

    I love sweet potatoes, but I don’t eat them nearly enough! I love sweet potato pie and just plain roasted sweet potatoes.
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    Tina Muir
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    February 23, 2015 (12:01 pm)

    That is easy Diatta! thanks so much for linking up with us! I LOVE sweet potatoes, could eat them every day! YUM!
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    Becca February 23, 2015 (2:29 pm)

    I love baked sweet potatoes, especially topped with some tasty beans! Honey Baked Lentils or Mexican-spiced black beans in a sweet potato is comfort food that makes me feel great (instead of lazy) after eating.
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      Diatta
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      February 23, 2015 (2:35 pm)

      The spiced black bean mix sounds good.

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    Ivanna
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    February 23, 2015 (4:34 pm)

    Looks Yummy!! I’ll have to try it sometime. Would you believe I only ate my first sweet potato last year?!
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    Sue
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    February 23, 2015 (7:56 pm)

    I prefer my sweet potatoes in french fry form. It’s my ritual the night before a race to eat them!
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      Diatta
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      February 23, 2015 (8:07 pm)

      Oh that sounds really good Sue.

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    Stephanie
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    February 24, 2015 (1:23 am)

    You managed to make watching a potato bake entertaining! Thanks for this reminder that eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming.
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      Diatta
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      February 24, 2015 (5:42 am)

      It’s so easy to make healthy fast food. I want to show even non-cookers this can be easy.

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    Nerline Germain
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    February 24, 2015 (10:49 pm)

    I have a bad habit of cooking my sweet potatoes in the microwave. Haha! I will do better next time.

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