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Vegan Snacks: Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Recipe To Satisfy Cravings

One of my favorite things to do is cook, however, I don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen since I typically work 10 hour+ days; so vegan snacks that are easy, quick, and healthy are always welcomed like this Baked Sweet Potato recipe that I’m going to share with you.

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Faborite Vegan Snacks: Baked Sweet Potato – so easy!

I used to be afraid of eating potatoes, for fear of getting fat from a carb overload.  But, ever since becoming plant-based and vegan, I have actually become obsessed with potatoes, especially sweet potatoes and Japanese yams as they are surprisingly low-glycemic with lots of flavor!  Not only are potatoes comforting and filling, they are nutritionally rich and high in Vitamin C, calcium, folate, potassium and beta-carotene which converts to Vitamin A in the body.

Below, I’ve shared my Baked Sweet Potato recipe, one of my favorite vegan snacks, which I highly recommend making as an appetizer on a cold winter, weekend day or right when you get home from a long day at work.  Simply throw sweet potato in the oven and in 40 minutes you have a nutrient-rich snack that will warm your heart and satisfy your cravings.  A 5-ounce or medium sized Japanese yam has only 115 calories!  Don’t feel bad about indulging, it’s guilt-free! Enjoy 🙂

Editor’s Note: Don’t discard the potato skins as they contain healing properties and fiber.  Also, Vitamin A is better absorbed with small amounts of fat, so feel free to brush cooked sweet potatoes with a little coconut oil.


Vegan Snacks: Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Recipe


  • Sweet potato or Japanese yam (1 per person)
  • Himalayan or sea salt to taste
  • Coconut oil (optional)


  • Wash potato with vegetable brush
  • Slice potato length-wise into fourths or eighths
  • Place on a baking sheet or pan and sprinkle with salt
  • Bake in 425 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes or until soft and slightly crispy around the skins
  • Brush with coconut oil, if desired and serve hot!






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