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3 nutrient-packed sweet potato recipes to keep you cozy through winter


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Sweet potatoes are a pantry staple year-round (you can use them in everything from brownies and pad Thai to chocolate pudding and salad), but during the winter, the superfood transforms into a super-ingredient that’s all but a required part of each and every meal.

The orange wonder brings a quality of heartiness and warmth to dishes with its creamy texture—and bonus points for it also being incredibly filling, thanks to its fiber content. But since the root veggie is the star of your winter kitchen, it can be difficult to continually find new, innovative, and tasty ways to prepare it.

Throughout the year (and, TBH, the last few weeks) Well+Good has doubled as a Rolodex of sweet potato goodness, so I compiled some of the greatest (and most seasonally appropriate) hits into this recipe guide to keep your tummy happy through the chilly season.

Check out 3 tasty and hearty sweet potato recipes below.

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Sweet potato tots
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1. Sweet potato tots with cumin beets and salted yogurt

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chickpea sweet potato recipe
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2. Chickpea-stuffed sweet potato

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sweet potato chili recipe
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3. Vegetarian sweet-potato-lentil chili

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