Looking for another Paleo side dish? Try these Paleo Mashed Sweet Potatoes. They are divine!
Many people ask me if sweet potatoes are on the Paleo Diet? And YES! But the amount of them you consume depends on your activity and goals. They are a wonderful starch. I’ve even heard of a book on all of their benefits. But you may want to limit them to maybe once a week, if you are only moderately active. The amount of carbs/fat/protein that you consume TRULY depends on you. You need to do your own experimenting to find this out.
When I was doing ballet 4-5 hours a day during summer workshops, I found myself craving A LOT of carbs. And at the time, I needed them more than I do now. When you find yourself needing carbs due to high activity level, I’d say stick to sweet potatoes, plenty of veggies and fruits. Many people don’t realize fruits and veggies are carbs as well.
I happen to love sweet potatoes… a lot. These are actually Japanese Sweet Potatoes, that’s why they aren’t an orange color like regular ones or yams! I don’t eat them very often, but when I do this is how I cook them! You can cook them either sweet or savory, but this recipe is SWEET. A great part about these Paleo Mashed Sweet Potatoes is that they are topped with cinnamon, my absolute favorite addition to a sweet food item! Cinnamon, when paired with a starchy food, actually slows down the insulin response. This means less fat is stored= goooood.
Let’s get real, your body would much rather you get your carbs from sweet potatoes, than a loaf of bread. They are just as delicious and satisfying! Now add this recipe to your next menu, and don’t forget that I love when you all comment with feedback.
- 1 sweet potato
- Cinnamon, to taste
- 1/2 Tablespoon Pastured Butter or Coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Poke holes in the potato and cover in aluminum foil.
- Cook for 45-55 minutes depending on the size.
- Mash with fork, food processor, or kitchen aid.
- Mix in butter and cinnamon.
- Serve hot, or great with breakfast the next day!