How To Make Sweet Potato Noodles

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

If you’ve been paying attention to food trends lately, then you’ve probably seen the term “zoodles” e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.  

Hailed as a healthy and gluten free alternative to regular pasta noodles, zoodles are made by taking a zucchini and using a device called a spiralizer to cut them into long, noodle-like strips.

If you have tried them, loved them and are thinking, “been there done that”… then I have a NEW healthy noodle for you to check out.

Let me introduce you to sweet potato noodles!

Benefits Of Sweet Potato Noodles

Sweet Potato
  • Provide an abundance of vitamin A (beta-carotene) – especially the skin!
  • Excellent source of antioxidants
  • Valuable for their anti-inflammatory health benefits
  • Help improve blood sugar regulation
  • 1 large sweet potato give you 25 percent of your daily potassium needs
  • Contains fiber, vitamin C, copper, niacin, vitamin B5 and manganese

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How To Make Sweet Potato Noodles
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Wash potato thoroughly (no need to remove skin unless desired).
  2. Cook potato for 10 minutes in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven.
  3. Note: potato will not be fully cooked at this point.
  4. Allow the potato to cool.
  5. Use a spiralizer to create sweet potato noodles.
  6. In a pan, combine olive oil and sweet potato noodles for:
  7. minutes - slightly crunchy texture.
  8. -8 minutes - softer texture.

Choosing a spiralizer:

  • You can find a basic spiralizer for around $15-20 at your local market or HERE.
    • Note: hand held spiralizers do not work as well in this case
    • I found one at TJ Maxx for $15!

Now that you have your sweet potato noodles, WHAT will you use them for?

You can use your favorite homemade sauce, simply toss them in grass-fed butter, or try out this delicious homemade sesame sauce, which is DE-LISH!

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Savory Sesame Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all the ingredients (aside from the sesame seeds) in a bowl.
  2. Toss sauce together with sweet potato noodles.
  3. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and diced green onion (optional)

What sauce will YOU use on your sweet potato noodles? Please SHARE with us in the comments below!

Source: Food Matters

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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