These versatile little gems are high in vitamins and are an excellent carb source.

Eat the colors of the rainbow! Orange sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene. Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A; a large one contains more than 100 percent of the daily recommended intake, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Vitamin A is an antioxidant powerhouse, and is linked to anti-aging benefits, cancer prevention and the maintenance of good eyesight, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Perfect Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 5 minutes

Category: Dinner, Side

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1 Potato

Calories per serving: 114

Fat per serving: 0 g

Saturated fat per serving: 0 g

Carbs per serving: 27 g

Protein per serving: 2.1 g

Fiber per serving: 4 g

Sugar per serving: 6 g

73 mg

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Perfect Sweet Potatoes

Add these to soups, stews, salads, or eat them plain or with an assortment of toppings (think protein)! The easiest way of all is of course the crock pot. Scrub them (don't dry) and place in crockpot. Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours. Boom!


  • 4 Sweet Potatoes


  1. Scrub sweet potatoes to get them nice and clean. Don't dry them.
  2. Place in crockpot.
  3. Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.