Nutrition Blog

Sweet Potato Recipes for Kids

Sweet potatoes appeal to kids with their sweet flavor AND are also packed with nutrients! Their popularity has grown and they are even working their way into restaurants as an alternative to the traditional French fry.

Sweet potatoes are little bundles of nutrition as they are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, multiple B vitamins, potassium, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. Amazingly, they are also an easy-to-prepare, relatively cheap, versatile vegetable!

Following are 4 easy to prepare recipes for Sweet Potatoes. I usually cook about ½ to 1 potato per person, depending on their size. 


Microwave Sweet Potatoes:

  • Wash, poke holes to vent, wrap in a damp paper towel
  • Microwave for about 5 minutes for a medium potato, time will vary
  • Slice open and enjoy either plain or with your topping of choice – I often mix in a little applesauce for my kids


Bake Sweet Potatoes:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Wash, poke holes to vent and place on baking sheet lined with foil
  • Bake for about 45 minutes


Roast Sweet Potatoes:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Wash, peel and cube sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces
  • Toss with a little olive oil (about 1 tablespoon per potato) and salt
  • Spread on baking sheet
  • Roast for about 30 minutes
  • Can add more seasonings such as honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic…


Baked Sweet Potato Fries:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Wash and dry sweet potatoes
  • Cut lengthwise into ½-inch slices
  • Toss with a little olive oil (about 1 tablespoon per potato) and salt
  • Spread on baking sheet
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes
  • As above, can add more seasonings

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