A big part of being healthy is not only working out, but also eating healthy. One of the ways in which you can eat healthy is to eat those things that you normally wouldn’t eat, like sweet potatoes. A sweet potato salad for your lunch is a great way to get the nutrients that you need, feel full and reduce your calorie intake at the same time.
Calories in Raw Sweet Potato
When you have one cup of raw sweet potatoes, this will equal out to about 114 calories. This is a fairly low calorie food that also gives that sweet, satisfying taste to those who may have a sweet tooth. So, why not consider a sweet potato as one of those items on rotation for healthier eating?!
Recipes for Sweet Potato Salad for your Lunch
While eating just a sweet potato each day for lunch is going to get boring pretty fast, there are tons of sweet potato salads that you can opt to eat, so many that you may find that you can have something different each day for lunch that still contains a sweet potato. Here are a few favorites that people love!
1. Raunchy Sweet Potato Salad
1 large sweet potato
1 ripe avocado
10 cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons of cashews
2 cups of baby spinach leaves
1 lime for juice and zest
1 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper
Cut the sweet potato into chunks and bake this until it is soft. Then combine the ingredients into a bowl with the sweet potato. It is a super easy way to get a delicious salad.
2. Peach and Sweet Potato Salad
1 medium sized sweet potato, sliced
1 peach, sliced
¼ teaspoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons of maple syrup
4 cups of baby spinach
½ cup of cherry tomatoes
¼ cup of pistachios
¼ cup of goat cheese crumbles
Bake the sweet potato slices until fork tender, add in the peaches for a few minutes to toast these as well. Then combine all other ingredients into a bowl, adding in the goat cheese last.
The good thing about sweet potatoes is that they can go with a variety of flavors. You will find that some people fix their regular salad, then add a handful of baked sweet potato to it for some color and extra vitamins!