Every so often, an artist must switch their medium. After all, where's the fun in reproducing the same thing over and over when you can paint on canvas one day, sculpt with clay the next and sketch on paper the third?
Whether you're an artist or not, your breakfast is no exception to this rule.
No matter how much you may love oatmeal, switching up your go-to breakfast bowl base with sweet potato can add some variety, introducing new flavors to your morning.
Plus, sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients like fiber, vitamin A, potassium and magnesium, according to the USDA.
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Ready to reap some of these delicious benefits? Give these high-fiber sweet potato breakfast recipes a try.
1. Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
- Calories: 410
- Fiber: 9 grams
This breakfast bowl is loaded with healthy fats and protein — and all you need is three ingredients and five minutes of prep time to make it happen!
This recipe is gluten-free and paleo-friendly, but just about anyone will enjoy this dish.
With 12 grams of protein, this bowl is sure to keep you satisfied well beyond breakfast time. When compared to carbohydrates and fats, protein is the most satiating macronutrient, according to a July 2017 study in Food Hydrocolloids, so you'll want to include it in your a.m. meal.
Get the Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl recipe and nutrition info at Paleo Gluten Free Eats.
2. Curried Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
- Calories: 870
- Fiber: 19 grams
To pare down the calories in this recipe, just serve yourself a smaller portion.
All of the sweet potato breakfasts on this list are high in fiber but this one definitely takes the cake.
With 19 grams total, thanks to the veggies and whole-grain farro, this savory recipe will knock out a huge chunk of your daily recommended fiber intake (about 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women).
Fiber is a vital nutrient that your body needs to help regulate blood sugar and keep your digestion consistent, according to the Mayo Clinic. Eating a higher-fiber diet is also a great way to lower cholesterol levels and manage weight.
Get the Curried Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl recipe and nutrition info at Wholefully.
3. Whole30 Sweet Potato Protein Breakfast Bowl
- Calories: 273
- Fiber: 6 grams
With its sweet potato mash base, this bowl is really more of a blank slate for your favorite healthy toppings, like banana, berries, cacao nibs and nut butter. Plus, you can mix in your favorite protein powder for added satiety.
This recipe calls for one small baked sweet potato, which will knock out your daily vitamin A requirement in one fell swoop, supplying about 102 percent of your daily value, according to the USDA.
Vitamin A helps support your body's reproductive system, immune function and vision, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Get the Whole30 Sweet Potato Protein Breakfast Bowl recipe and nutrition info at Fit Mitten Kitchen.
4. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl With Eggs and Greens
- Calories: 348
- Fiber: 7 grams
Imagine a creamy sweet potato puree topped with sautéed spinach and scallions, coconut bacon and poached eggs — is your mouth watering yet? With this recipe, you can make this vision a reality in 50 minutes or less.
This savory breakfast is a great way to get some greens into your diet early in the day.
Spinach is loaded with vitamin K, providing about 121 percent of your daily value per cup serving. Perhaps not as widely known as other vitamins and nutrients, vitamin K plays a big role in keeping your bones strong and healthy, according to the NIH.
Get the Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl With Eggs and Greens recipe and nutrition info at The Bonjon Gourmet.
5. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
- Calories: 356
- Fiber: 9 grams
This sweet breakfast bowl is the ultimate oatmeal swap. With sweet taters as the base, this recipe includes nutritious ingredients, like chopped nuts, almond butter, honey and raisins.
This sweet potato bowl is high in heart-healthy, unsaturated fats thanks to the nut-based ingredients. Nuts are linked to lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, improving the health of your arteries and lowering inflammation levels, according to the Mayo Clinic.
However, nuts (especially nut butters) are calorie-dense so watch your serving sizes!
Get the Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl recipe and nutrition info at Healthy Liv.
- Mayo Clinic: "Nuts and Your Heart: Eating Nuts for Heart Health"
- Food Hydrocolloids: "Revisiting the role of Protein-Induced Satiation and Satiety"
- USDA: "Sweet Potatoes"
- National Institutes of Health: "Vitamin A"
- National Institutes of Health: "Vitamin K"
- Mayo Clinic: "Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet"
- USDA: "Spinach"