My schedule has been insane recently. I feel like this is the first time in a while that I’ve actually slept in my own bed for more than 3 nights in a row! I feel so lucky that I get to travel for my job, and that my job allows me to travel for leisure as well. Last week I made a very last minute unexpected trip to Chicago to see Matt, and the week before that I was in Seattle with my momma!

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So I originally posted about this recipe back in August when I was in New York – I know, it took me long enough, right? While I was in NY, my friend Dominique and her roommate Kat made me these Sweet Potatoes for dinner and I was obsessed! This was the first time I had seen someone cook sweet potatoes over the stove, and it changed my life! Cooking sweet potatoes over the stove is so easy and pretty much fool proof!

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Rosemary Coconut Stove Top Sweet Potatoes
Serves 2

1 sweet potato
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/8 tsp sea salt

Wash and dry sweet potato. Cube sweet potato into about 1 inch pieces. Place cubed sweet potato, coconut oil, rosemary, crushed garlic, and sea salt into a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until sweet potato is evenly coated in the coconut oil and herb mixture. Cover for 12 minutes and stir occasionally (about every 2 minutes). Continue cooking until sweet potato is soft or desired texture is reached (12-15 minutes). Serve immediately.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown:
Produce: none
Whole Grain: Sweet potato*
Protein: none
Plant Based Fat: Coconut oil

*So I get asked fairly often if a potato counts as produce under The Rabbit Food Pyramid. While yes, a potato is classified as a vegetable it is also considered a “starchy food.” I know that a potato is not a whole grain, but I would put potatoes in the whole grain category since this is where the starchy foods like breads and rice fit into the puzzle. Basically, if you are trying to lose weight, I would try to avoid creating meals that combine potato as your vegetable serving, and then rice as your whole grain serving since it makes for a starchy, heavy meal. Something more appropriate and balanced would be a green vegetable salad with mushrooms and bell peppers as your vegetable serving and potato as your whole grain or starch serving! Or even red bell peppers as your vegetable serving stuffed with sweet potatoes as your whole grain/starch serving! I hope this helps you to better understand how to create balanced meals with the pyramid, and to see why certain foods are in the categories they are!

Rabbit Food Meal Tip: Complete this meal with a salad of 1.5 cups field greens, 1/4 cup of chopped mushrooms, and 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper as your vegetable serving, and 1/2 cup cooked lentils as your protein serving tossed with balsamic vinegar!

8 Comments on Rosemary Coconut Stove Top Sweet Potatoes

  1. evolvewithmary
    February 10, 2015 at 11:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I grew up dreaming about traveling the world, now I get to travel 6 months out of the year. As much as I love soaking up the culture in other states and countries I find myself missing my regular routine when I’m away too long. After 2 or 3 weeks of being home I’m itching to show someone my I.D. and boarding pass while trying to negotiate an upgrade . Nothing beats sleeping in your own bed after a long (or a few long) trips. Enjoy your time at home!

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    • Catherine
      February 11, 2015 at 12:05 am (2 years ago)

      I completely understand, Mary! While I don’t travel quite as much as you, I completely agree nothing beats sleeping in your own bed after long trips!!! I hope you get to enjoy some rest soon if you haven’t recently! xo

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  2. Lizzy
    February 11, 2015 at 2:47 am (2 years ago)

    This sounds and looks great- I never even thought of cooking sweet potatoes on the stove.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  3. Hydie Joe Johnson
    February 11, 2015 at 9:36 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you again,I just love the recipe. I would of never thought of mixing, Rosemary @ Sweetpotato!? Happy travels

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  4. Brittany
    February 17, 2015 at 7:44 am (2 years ago)

    Love the sound of these sweet potatoes, lady! Coconut oil and rosemary, I’m in.

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  5. Cathy
    February 21, 2015 at 12:36 am (2 years ago)

    I can’t think of the taste of sweet potatoes in combination with coconut oil. I just can’t!
    Guess I have to try it.

    Greetings from Germany
    Cathy

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    • Catherine
      February 21, 2015 at 7:20 pm (2 years ago)

      I can’t wait for you to try it Cathy! Hi from California, USA! xo

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  6. Cara
    May 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I was out of Rosemary, but it was still delicious. Hubby loved it and my 4 year old ate without complaint (which is a big deal in our house.)

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