Ginger Sweet Potato Bites

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks
ginger sweet potato

Satisfy your sweet tooth with sweet potatoes! Enjoy the flavors of sweet potato pie in a simple snack that’s smart yet satisfying. This five ingredient recipe takes an ordinary baked sweet potato and turns it into a grab-and-go treat that’s filled with nutrition. Cinnamon, ginger and honey add delicious sweet and spicy flavor to a hearty combination of oats, sweet potato and cashew butter. Add these little bites to your meal prep menu for a healthy way to crush those cravings!

In addition to the main ingredient and binder, sweet potatoes, this healthy snack recipe utilizes oats as one of the major components. Get started by simply pulsing up some oats in the food processor until they are a fine, flour-like consistency. Set the oat flour aside so that you can use the food processor for the next step.

This recipe uses one cup of roasted, skinless sweet potato to hold these little bites together. Add this to the food processor with cashew butter, honey, ginger and cinnamon. Process until the mixture is well combined, then stir in the oat flour. Roll the mixture into 16 one-inch bites, then roll each bite in some more cinnamon. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving. Store them in the fridge for an easy treat that’s perfect for your busy schedule!

Healthy Hacks: Pump up the protein in this recipe by adding a PowerFuel! Feel free to incorporate some chopped nuts into the cinnamon coating, such as chopped walnuts, pecans or more cashews. If you have any Extras to spare for the day, you can also stick a mini marshmallow into the center of each bite for a healthier take on your classic sweet potato casserole. Yum!

This easy recipe makes a total of 16 Ginger Sweet Potato Bites. Two bites counts as one serving and contains 155 calories. You can log them into your food journal as one SmartCarb and one Extra. Download the NuMi app for an organized food journal that fits perfectly into your Nutrisystem plan! Click here to log this recipe into NuMi. >

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From sweet desserts to hearty meals and snacks, sweet potatoes have the ability to fit into any meal category. We love this tasty SmartCarb because of its versatility, delicious taste and impressive nutritional profile. According to Healthline, one cup of baked sweet potato with skin contains four grams of protein and over six grams of fiber. It’s also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese. It’s no wonder we utilize this healthy root in so many of our diet-friendly recipes! Check out some of our favorites below:

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Servings: 8 (1 serving = 2 bites)

Calories per Serving: 155

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweet potato, roasted and skin removed
  • ½ cup dry oats
  • ½ cup cashew butter
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the oats until fine. Remove and set aside.
  2. Place the sweet potato, cashew butter, honey, ginger and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon into the food processor. Process until well mixed.
  3. Stir the oats into the sweet potato mixture.
  4. Roll the mixture into 1-inch bite. Roll the bites in the remaining cinnamon. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving.
  5. Store in the fridge.