Protein-powered Sweet Potato With Greek Yogurt

A perfectly simple sweet potato that delivers effortless protein.

Protein Powered Sweet Potato with Greek Yogurt
Jennifer Neily

Bake several sweet potatoes and store in the refrigerator for a quick and easy meal. In this recipe, the vitamin A-packed tuber is piled high with Greek yogurt and a whopping 32g of protein.

Although the sugar is 24g, remember there is natural sugar found in the sweet potato and Greek yogurt. You can always scale down or cut out the brown sugar if you’re looking to cut back.

Nutrition (per baked potato)

Calories: 455; total fat: 15g; saturated fat: 1g; protein: 32g; carbohydrates: 52g; sugar: 24g; fiber: 7g; cholesterol: 11mg; sodium: 145mg

Recipe and photo by Dallas-based registered dietitian, nutritionist, and certified health coach Jennifer Neily.

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Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

10 min.

  • 1 (6-oz) baked sweet potato
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

Do in advance: Bake sweet potato.

Day of assembly: Warm up sweet potato in microwave.

Day of assembly: Spoon Greek yogurt over cooked sweet potato, and top with chopped walnuts and brown sugar.