If you’re heading to a Labor Day gathering and don’t know what to bring, or if you want to throw together a quick, summery recipe that doesn’t take you off track with your healthy eating plan, you’ll love today’s recipe.  Even if you don’t have Labor Day plans, but you’re heading back to school and are looking for some healthy, make-ahead meal additions, this will be a great addition to your lineup.  I hope you enjoy my “Healthy Swap Sweet Potato Salad!”

Healthy Swap Sweet Potato Salad 2

This is the 3rd edition of Foodie Friday in Flash, where I bring you 2-3 minute videos highlighting one of my favorite foods and its health benefits.  If you missed Foodie Friday in a Flash on avocados or blueberries, check them out!  I’d love to hear what you think!

Healthy Swap Sweet Potato Salad

by Megan Lyons

Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 40

Keywords: bake salad side snack gluten-free vegetarian edamame eggs vegetables yogurt

Ingredients (6 servings)

    For salad:

    • 2 medium sweet potatoes (mine were 325g all together)
    • 4 hardboiled eggs (you will use 2 full eggs and 2 whites)
    • 1.5 cups broccoli slaw
    • 1 cup shelled edamame

    For dressing:

    • 1 individual portion (5.3 ounces) of plain 0% Greek yogurt
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • dash salt and pepper


    Poke small holes in sweet potatoes, and bake until soft (about 40 minutes at 400 degrees).

    Allow sweet potatoes to cool, then chop into bite-sized pieces. Keep the skin in for extra fiber and nutrients!

    Chop 2 eggs and 2 egg whites into small-bite-sized pieces.

    Combine chopped sweet potatoes, eggs, broccoli slaw, and edamame in a large bowl.

    In a separate bowl, stir all dressing ingredients until well-combined.

    Top salad with dressing, stir until coated, and enjoy!

    Note: stores well in tightly-sealed jar or container, up to 3 days.

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    Healthy Swap Sweet Potato Salad 4

    *Please help others enjoy this recipe by pinning it on Pinterest!  Just click on the “Pin It” button over each image!*  

    *I included this post in this link-up*

    So tell me in the comments … Have you ever made potato salad with sweet potatoes?  What’s your favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes?



    1. jill conyers on August 29, 2014 at 6:06 am

      I wish I had this to pack for lunch today!
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      • Megan Lyons on October 4, 2014 at 11:31 am

        It’s so good, Jill! And not too late to try a “summery” food 🙂

    2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on August 29, 2014 at 6:41 am

      I really hate white potatoes, so this is a huge win for me. 🙂
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      • Megan Lyons on October 4, 2014 at 11:32 am

        My father-in-law hates white potatoes because he grew up in an Irish family and his mom made him eat white potatoes almost every day 🙂

    3. Amy @ The Little Honey Bee on August 29, 2014 at 7:20 am

      Well you know sweet potato anything is a big win in my books! Have a wonderful long weekend
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      • Megan Lyons on October 4, 2014 at 11:37 am

        I know you love your sweet potatoes!

    4. I love sweet potatoes and that looks great-pinned already! I’m starting a meatless monday linkup this week if you’d like to add it in!
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    5. Sue Parke on August 29, 2014 at 8:40 am

      This looks awesome! Looking forward to following you blog 🙂

    6. laura @ scribbles and sass on August 29, 2014 at 10:41 am

      yum! i love sweet potato. this sounds like a delicious recipe.
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    7. Susie @ SuzLyfe on August 29, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Oh, this looks delicious. Like a slaw. But better. YES PLEASE
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    8. Milan (sonaturelle.com) on August 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      I love your video Megan! I have made a sweet potato pasta sauce for a vegan friend but this looks delicious and super easy. Thanks for sharing.

      • Megan Lyons on October 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

        Thank you, Milan!! Your pasta sauce sounds great, too!

    9. Roberta@gentleartofwellness on August 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      that’s a great looking salad…so happy sweet potatoes are coming into season here
      in the Northeast…I just love the bright colors of fall veggies. I like that the dressing is on top of the salad, keeping those colors so rich and vibrant.

      • Megan Lyons on October 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

        Thanks, Roberta! I ended up mixing in the dressing to eat it, but wanted some photos with the dressing on top 🙂

    10. NC on August 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

      What a great salad. I love sweet potato and will try your recipe. I am visiting from the SITS Linky 🙂

      • Megan Lyons on October 4, 2014 at 11:48 am

        Thanks for trying, NC! Hope you liked it!

    11. Michael Anderson on August 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Love this recipe and the video! You keep getting better with each one!

      Sweet potatoes are one of my absolute favorite things to eat, so I have them all the time in a bunch of different ways! Never done this, have done more traditional sweet potato salad – but will have to try this out!
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      • Megan Lyons on October 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

        Hi, long-lost-friend! Hope you ended up trying the Sweet Potato salad, and thanks for the comments on the video! Going to film a new batch this week, so hopefully I’ll continue improving 🙂

    12. Emily @ More Than Just Dessert on September 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks for linking up with us this week! I especially love your sweet potato focus…I studied carotneoids in grad school for my dissertation so my love for sweet potatoes and beta carotene has no end!
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      • Megan Lyons on October 4, 2014 at 11:50 am

        What an awesome dissertation, Emily! Sounds fascinating – and delicious 🙂

    13. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut on September 11, 2014 at 12:23 am

      Ohh sweet potato fries are my favorite! I will admit…I need a lot of seasoning because I am still working on enjoying sweet potatoes!

      I love the educational video! Thanks for linking up to Did You Know! 🙂
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      • Megan Lyons on October 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm

        Glad you enjoy sweet potato fries, even with a bit of extra seasoning 🙂

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