Slow Cooker Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup.  Fall is my favorite time of year and sweet potatoes are one of my favorite veggies.  So of course I had to make this healthy slow cooker soup recipe for you.

 

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

 

You can make this healthy soup in the slow cooker when you are not even home!  Plus, you will not heat up the kitchen.  If you prefer to make this on the stove, that is an option too.  Just bring to a boil and then cover, turn down and simmer until everything is soft.  Then just blast it with the immersion blender.

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Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The other day, my husband was at the Whole Foods salad bar.  He saw they had some Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes, but the were so expensive!  So he had to create his own version that is very affordable and easy to make!

We have had many recipes inspired from the Whole Foods salad bar.  A few examples are: Kale and Apple Salad, Curry Chickpea Cous Cous, and my Carrot Ginger Detox Salad.  These Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This healthy side dish has big and bold flavors.  It will not disappoint!  It also fits just about any diet.  Vegan, gluten free, paleo, grain free, dairy free, and nut free.

The great thing about this recipe is that you will have extra seasoning left over that you can use at another time.  It works well with any veggies or on your favorite protein.

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Stir Fry

I am super excited to share this Sweet Potato Chickpea Stir Fry recipe since it contains many of my favorite foods! I could seriously live on sweet potatoes and chickpeas. This recipe is great for so many reasons.  It makes A LOT of food, so it’s great if you batch cook and freeze some meals.  It’s also very inexpensive to make.

sweet potato chickpea stir fry

This sweet potato chickpea stir fry is vegan and gluten free.  It’s also very versatile.  I think you can add other veggies in here as well.  I think red bell peppers or kale would be nice additions.

I like to make large batch recipes like this and then freeze in serving sized portions. Then I can just grab and thaw exactly what I need, instead of thawing out this gigantic container and only using a little.

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Tots

I had these Sweet Potato Chickpea Tots while in Napa a few weeks ago.  They were so delicious and they are very kid friendly.  A great way to sneak some veggies and beans into your kids.  The original recipe came from Bellingham Middle School in MA, which is ironically next to the town I grew up in!  I made a few changes to the original recipe, and I think they came out great!  I topped them with my Homemade BBQ Sauce.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Sweet Potato Chickpea Tots - My Whole Food Life

This recipe makes a lot of tots, but they do freeze very well.  To freeze, simply lay them on a lined baking sheet and place in the freezer.  Once frozen, you can pop them into a ziplock bag and freeze them for up to 6 months.  These healthy tots are also gluten free and vegan.

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Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I got a package of black beluga lentils a couple weeks ago and I have been dying to try it.  Today was the day. I made these Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and they were out of this world delicious.  Super easy to make too.

I cooked the sweet potatoes in my Instant Pot and it took no time at all.  Since I know not everyone has an instant pot, I will write directions for the oven as well.  If you like sweet potato recipes, you may also like my Sweet Potato Chili or my Sweet Potato Pasta with Brussels Sprouts.

 

Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 1 - My Whole Food Life

 

If you can’t find the black beluga lentils, you can also use black beans or brown lentils.  Both should work well.  This dish is not only easy, but also budget friendly.

Vegan and gluten free too. I topped mine with some of my homemade dairy free sour cream and it was delicious!

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Sweet Potato Patties

Today this recipe for Sweet Potato Patties come’s from Ginny McMean’s new cookbook, The Make Ahead Vegan – 125 Freezer Friendly Recipes.

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She is also the mastermind behind the blog, Vegan in the Freezer.  Definitely check it out if you haven’t already!  This recipe, like all the others is easy and budget friendly.  Like this delicious sweet potato patty recipe.

Sweet Potato Patties - My Whole Food Life

Not only are there 125 recipes, but there is also great information about freezing in general.  Some topics include, freeze or not to freeze, containers for freezing, prepping food for the freezer, blanching vegetables, stocking the freezer, and so much more!  All of the recipes are vegan, but some are not gluten free,  I’m sure you could make them gluten free with a few tweaks though.

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