3 Sweet Potato Toast Recipes

Ram packed with vitamins and minerals and low in fat – it’s sort of like a cheap vegetable cake…Sweet potatoes really are ‘the bomb’ when it comes to healthy eating!

The latest trend with this diverse vegetable is to cut it thinly and chuck it in the toaster. As you can imagine, certain sections of the social media landscape have been going wild with new variations…


Why Are Sweet Potatoes So Good For You?

Well first off, sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin B6 which does a great job of reducing the chemical homocysteine in our bodies.

Recent studies seem to indicate that homocysteine has strong links with common degenerative diseases, including heart attacks (so reducing it’s levels is a pretty good move!).

Next we come to the good old flu and cold fighter – vitamin C.

Sweet potatoes contain a high level of vitamin C but they are not just good for fighting the more common cold symptoms…

Did you know that vitamin C plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation?

It’s also pretty immense at accelerating the healing process of wounds.

Sweet potatoes are also loaded in vitamin D, which we know helps build up healthy bones in our body.

So what about our immune systems?

Well, this awesome potato also contains a decent level of iron. Now, most people understand that iron plays a big role in our energy levels…but did you know that is also aids red and white blood cell production?

This is very important process for our immune systems…and also helps with the metabolizing of protein.

We’ve also got high levels of:

  • Magnesium (healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function) and
  • Potassium (Helps regulate heartbeat and nerve signals)

So there you have it – what an awesome addition to a healthy diet!


The Video

The video above is a great release from Livestrong.com and is freely available on YouTube…which is why we pinched it for our site! 🙂

It contains three simple sweet potato toast recipes for you to get started with.

If you have any of your own variations of sweet potato toast we would love to hear from you – please leave them in the comment section below!

8 thoughts on “3 Sweet Potato Toast Recipes

  1. Since I was diagnosed with diabetes I have switched from normal potatoes to sweet potatoes and believe it or not it has made a big difference in my sugar numbers.

    So anytime I come across articles like this one I am sure to take a look because I find there is always great new information for me to latch onto.

    Thank you for a great article.  I cant wait to try the recipe.

    Dale

  2. Hello there,?.Thanks for allowing me to comment on your site.

    To start with I have to state how yummy the video is, can’t imagine catching a bite,

    Where can I get such a meal?

    Can I get a full detail of how to make it at home?

    Personally I come from an area where there is alot of potato farming and thus I find your site of great help as I can extract some great information from here and utilize it just in our home to make some nice food.

    Actually I did not know that potatoes have all those vitamins, actually I value potatoes just like other foods, thanks to your site that I have learnt how important potatoes are.

    I really gained alot from you.

    Thank you

    Matthew.

    1. Hi Matthew,

      Well I’m not sure mate – do you get sweet potatoes in your country? Where do you live?

      Get back to us and we’ll see what we can do to help you find some! 

  3. Hello there,

    I’ve never tried sweet potatoes in my life, and now I have all of the reasons to go and try them out! First of all, I am very pleased to discover that sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin B6 because my body definitely lacks vitamins, especially B group. Second reason would be that they also contain a lot of potassium which would be very beneficial for me as I have increased heartbeat quite often, especially during stressful days. The addition of decent level of iron in sweet potatoes is another big reason for me to start consuming them, as I don’t really have a lot of great sources for it. Not to mention that with Your recipes presented here, sweet potatoes are shaping up to be very delicious and tasty! 

    All in all, thanks for the great article and keep up the great work 😉  

    1. Well it’s great to hear that you enjoyed the article Evald, and we were able to introduce you to something new! 

      Stay Healthy! 🙂

  4. This is the first time I have heard of throwing thinly sliced sweet potatoes into a toaster, but as soon as I started reading your article on 3 sweet potato toast recipes I was hooked! It just makes so much sense, it is a case of “Why didn’t I think of that?” moment we all have from time to time.

    Since I am such a big fan of sweet potatoes too, the examples you have included will be going into my recipe file and I will likely try one or two over the coming weekend. The nutritional value (and taste) of sweet potatoes cannot be overlooked, and although I am eating more and raw foods these days, a little heat will not harm the nutritional value to a large degree, will it?

    In any case, these recipes will offer me a chance to get more variety of the ways I consume my sustenance foods, and that alone is enough reason for me to try these recipes. Good catch and thanks for sharing these 3 sweet potato toast recipes with us all today!

    1. Hi Dave!

      No a little heat is fine – it’s usually when you boil the hell out of veggies that they lose all the good stuff. A quick blast in a toaster and the potatoes will be fine! 

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