Six Perfect Sweetpotato Snacks for On-the-Go Families
April 8, 2021
Between school, work, sports, and other activities, trying to fit a nutritious meal into your family’s daily to-do list is not always easy, and opting for the drive-thru or grabbing packaged foods on your way out the door can be unhealthy and expensive. When you have a busy day ahead and don’t have much time to prepare healthy meals or snacks, get through the day trouble-free with these quick, delicious, and nutrient-rich sweetpotato recipes from the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission:
There’s no need to skip the most important meal of the day just because you’re in a hurry. When you’re looking for a quick breakfast, try this Sweetpotato Hash Egg Cups recipe from Fit Foodie Finds. Made with just three ingredients and seasonings, these bites couldn’t be easier or more delicious. And thanks to a boost of protein, they’re perfect for hectic mornings.
These Whole Wheat Sweetpotato Zucchini Muffins also make for a great portable breakfast or to-go snack. Simple and nutritious, these veggie-packed muffins are made with shredded zucchini, sweetpotatoes, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a convenient and dairy-free option that is sure to become a family favorite.
Having trouble getting your little ones to eat their greens? Our orange superfood is here to help! These Spinach Sweetpotato Tater Tots are a wholesome snack loaded with nutrients like complex carbohydrates, iron, and vitamin A. These fun and tasty tots are easy to prepare in advance and can be paired with your favorite kid-friendly condiment or dip like ketchup. Or, check out one of our other dipping recipes, such as the one we use on our Roasted Sweetpotato Stackers.
Another simple treat for on-the-go families, portion out carrot and celery sticks to enjoy with servings of our Sweetpotato Hummus, a healthy dip option made with chickpeas, sweetpotatoes, garlic, and lemon. This recipe puts a twist on your typical hummus while incorporating the numerous nutritional benefits of our sweet spud. You can also pair the hummus with warm pita bread or crackers for an ideal snack during a long day of activities or errands.
When you need an afternoon energy boost, look no further than Sweetpotato Coconut Energy Bites. Created by Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN, the NCSPC’s registered dietitian of record, these unique bites are a tasty and filling choice that can easily be brought with you if you’re out and about. Combine rolled oats, sweetpotatoes, peanut butter, and shredded coconut to make the no-bake balls, which can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Swap ordinary candy for this Sweetpotato Pie Fruit Leather whenever you’re craving something sweet. Developed by a registered dietitian, these fruit strips are a delightful on-the-go choice perfect for the whole family. Made with pears, apples, maple syrup, and sweetpotatoes, this satisfying yet healthy treat includes servings of both fruits and veggies.
Whenever you’re on the go, look no further than North Carolina sweetpotatoes for snack options that are both quick and nutritious. Check out even more recipes here, and be sure to tag @ncsweetpotatoes when sharing your sweet creations on social media!