by | Aug 29, 2014 | 26 comments

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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    *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. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut

      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! 🙂

      • Megan Lyons

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

    2. Emily @ More Than Just Dessert

      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!

      • Megan Lyons

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

    3. Michael Anderson

      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!

      • Megan Lyons

        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 🙂

    4. NC

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

      • Megan Lyons

        Thanks for trying, NC! Hope you liked it!

    5. Roberta@gentleartofwellness

      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

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

    6. Milan (

      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

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

    7. Susie @ SuzLyfe

      Oh, this looks delicious. Like a slaw. But better. YES PLEASE

      • Megan Lyons

        Thanks, Laura! It is delicious!

    8. Sue Parke

      This looks awesome! Looking forward to following you blog 🙂

    9. Amy @ The Little Honey Bee

      Well you know sweet potato anything is a big win in my books! Have a wonderful long weekend

      • Megan Lyons

        I know you love your sweet potatoes!

      • Megan Lyons

        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 🙂

    10. jill conyers

      I wish I had this to pack for lunch today!

      • Megan Lyons

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


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