Recipe: Japanese Sweet Potato

japanese sweet potato

Japanese Sweet Potatoes Recipe

How does this awesome Japanese sweet potatoes recipe look? From giving you a healthy dose of quality carbs to the digestive effects of miso soup, this is a great way to add some taste to your life! You may be familiar with miso soup but in this recipe, it’s used to make a tasty sauce for vegetables. Miso is a probiotic which means better digestion for you. Not only that, but it is incredibly simple to make – you’ll look like a whiz kid in the kitchen. Start the year off right, one healthy bite at a time!  This simple, healthy recipe makes 8 servings.

Japanese Sweet Potatoes Ingredients

  • 4 ½ pounds Japanese or Garnet sweet potatoes, sliced crosswise into 4 or 5 slices
  • ¼ cup coconut oil warmed until the liquid in the microwave
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste (preferably white)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped scallion

Japanese Sweet PotatoesDirections

  • Arrange sweet potato slices in a steamer basket over boiling water.
  • Steam until softened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile stir together coconut oil, miso, and scallion until combined.
  • Place steamed sweet potato slices in a serving bowl and drizzle miso scallion butter over top.

The beauty of this Japanese sweet potatoes and miso soup recipe is that it is incredibly simple and really really yummy! It’s as simple as steaming the sweet potatoes and then simply combining the soup and potatoes together – how great is that?

So go ahead and give this healthy recipe a try!

Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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