If there’s one thing that makes my life SO much easier, it’s meal prep. Just a few hours on Saturday or Sunday can SAVE you from making that stop to get pizza on your way home from work (anyone??) I like to have food either cooked or prepped in a way that makes it easy to grab from the fridge or freezer and whip something up.
Sometimes I like to meal prep by having homemade soups in the freezer I can throw into the crockpot in the morning. Or maybe a homemade chicken salad ready to throw into a lettuce wrap. I also love to have roasted beets cooked and ready to go for salads during the week. Today, I want to talk about sweet potatoes and how they can be prepped 4 different ways and frozen for easy and healthy meals and snacks.
Why Meal Prep A Sweet Potato?
Why sweet potato? First, they are a healthy alternative to grains. And second, they are so versatile! They can be made sweet or savory and can be diced, shredded, sliced or spiralized! So many options to keep things interesting. They are also approved for Whole30 and paleo diets and keep you full and satisfied in place of grains.
Health Benefits of Sweet Potato
Great source of Vitamin A and C
Higher fiber than a white potato, which keeps you full and satisfied
Lower glycemic index than white potatoes
I bought a 10 lb bag of sweet potatoes from costco the other day, which forced me to get creative and come up with meal prep ideas. In less than an hour you can have the potatoes peeled, diced, sliced, shredded and spiralized. I put them into sandwich size ziplock bags and then into a gallon size freezer ziplock bag. Pull out the smaller individual bags as you need them and put them into the fridge the night before or morning of the day you want to use them.
I’ve put together some links to recipes other bloggers have put together for the different ways to use these sweet potatoes and they are so fun and creative! I’ve also come up with some of my own ideas to get you going. Have fun with it! There are so many possibilities!
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Tools I used to Meal Prep