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  • Sweet Poato Primal Recipe for Thanksgiving??

    anyone have a good one I can bring to the party?

    thank you xoxo Darlene

  • #2

    I realize I spelled that wrong lol

    crazy day!


    • #3

      Maple-roasted sweet potatoes! They are so good. Reduce the maple syrup to make them more primal.


      2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 8 cups)

      1/3 cup pure maple syrup

      2 tablespoons butter, melted

      1 tablespoon lemon juice

      1/2 teaspoon salt

      Freshly ground pepper, to taste


      Preheat oven to 400F.

      Arrange sweet potatoes in an even layer in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Combine maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper in small bowl. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes; toss to coat.

      Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. Uncover, stir and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown, 45 to 50 minutes more.

      TIPS & NOTES

      Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Just before serving, reheat at 350F until hot, about 15 minutes.


      Per serving: 96 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 118 mg sodium; 189 mg potassium.

      Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (230% daily value), Vitamin C (15% dv)


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      • #4

        For those who do dairy: Bake, remove skins, and mash with butter and heavy cream.

        There are no incorrect proportions, although my test monkeys appear to like half a pint of cream and one stick of butter per three large sweet potatoes.


        • #5

          I do mashed sweet potatoes using butter as the liquid portion and then add in some cinnamon. Not sure how well it will work out as a larger pot-luck kind of dish, but it works on the small 2 person scale!

          In your face, Space Coyote!


          • #6

            roasted with olive oil and tyme, For thanksgiving we are doing Butternut Squash, sweet potatoes, parsnips and carrots. Roasted Squash and Roots! It's really yummy!

            Primal Since 10/2009


            • #7

              Here is the recipe I am planning to use from the Food Network website:


              2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 large), scrubbed

              2 large eggs, lightly beaten

              3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the preparing the pan

              2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

              1 teaspoon kosher salt

              1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

              1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

              Pinch freshly grated nutmeg

              Freshly ground black pepper

              1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans


              Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Put the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and pierce each one 2 or 3 times with a fork. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.

              Turn the oven down to 350 degrees F. Scoop the sweet potato out of their skins and into a medium bowl. Discard the skins. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Add the eggs, butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and the pepper to taste. Whisk the mixture until smooth.

              Butter an 8-by-8-inch casserole. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the pan and sprinkle the top with the pecans. Bake until puffed, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.


              • #8

                I'm planning on making some sweet potato casserole for the family (non primal), but bringing some plain baked sweet potatoes for myself. I like them plain, with fresh lemon squeezed on top. Very yummy!


                • #9

                  Thank yo so much everyone!

                  I made some sugar free cranberry sauce yesterday it was easy and turned out good and now the sweet potato dish and I am set! xoox Darlene


                  • #10

                    I'm with Shepard, bake 'em, peel, mash w/ fork, add butter, add cinnamon, eat! Mmmmmmmm...

                    Those fancy recipes are probably good too. But so much work...


                    • #11

                      I'm making sweet potatoes for thanksgiving at a friend's house, and planning on just boiling, mixing in lots of butter, cream, salt, and pepper, and mashing them. I leave the skins on the chunks and they make little "specks" in the mashed potatoes, which is quite yummy.

                      Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.


                      • #12

                        I have been finding some good recipes on sites that are for South Beach Phase 1 or other low carb sites. They are not the exact same as primal, but many of the recipes use the same principles, so read with caution and use as inspiration. Lots of these look good:




                        • #13

                          Here's an excellent non-sugared version-


                          * 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

                          * 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

                          * 1 whole canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped

                          * 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can of peppers

                          * 1/2 teaspoon salt


                          Put cubed potatoes into steamer basket and place steamer into a large pot of simmering water that is no closer than 2 inches from the bottom of basket. Allow to steam for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Add butter to potatoes and mash with potato masher. Add peppers, sauce, and salt and continue mashing to combine. Serve immediately.

                          Courtesy of Alton Brown


                          • #14

                            thank you everyone..filing these away they sound delicious! xoox Darlene


                            • #15

                              Sweet potatoes have WAY too much sugar in them for me. The calorie count shoots up compared to a plain white potato.

                              Over at, they list 1/2 cup of white potato flesh as having 57 calories and a GL of 6. For sweet potato, no 1/2 cup listing, but calories easily extracted at 125! The GL for a cup is 23; I'm not sure if that is a linear measurement for quantity, let's presume it is, so there's a GL of 11+

                              I know that white potato might be more prone to contributing to inflammation, sweet potatoes, the opposite; that the sweet ones have a lot of beta carotene.

                              But look at those calorie and GL figures and for me, it's white spuds. Furthermore, starch blockers don't do much for a sweet potato because of all the sugars. They can block almost the entire starch load of a white potato.