Sweet potatoes are one the most nutritious foods when it comes to health, and we’re no slouch when it comes to finding new ways to turn sweet potatoes into a culinary masterpiece…and it’s so easy when there’s no peeling and chopping required with our super tasty seasoned organic sweet potatoes.
But, did you know sweet potatoes can be used in a variety of ways that don’t involve your kitchen and filling up your plate? We love food and we love having fun with it…because who says you have to be serious all the time!?
Sometimes, you just need to think outside the box…or the plate, like this guy:
That’s some amazing food art!
Need more inspiration for off-the plate sweet potato uses? Read on…
5 Uses For Sweet Potatoes That Might Surprise You
Keep Your Fish Tank or Pond Clean
How It Works: Plants are natural water filters and should be a part of backyard ponds and home aquariums. The ipomea is a sweet potato plant that loves water and is available in a few different colors such as lime green and variegated. These plants will help remove heavy or toxic metals from the water and they look great while doing it!
Fixing Dry, Brittle Hair — No, Really!
Sweet potatoes assist in hair growth and act as a natural conditioner for dry hair. Blend one sweet potato, one cup of plain yogurt, and one tablespoon each of honey and almond oil. Apply to your hair for 15 minutes and then rinse to remove. For those that are used to their conditioner coming in a bottle, this may seem a bit strange. But, the results don’t lie! Get the recipe on Style Craze
Get Your Spa On with a Sweet Potato Facial Mask
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C, which helps to produce collagen in the skin. Sweet potato based skin masks can help to make your skin softer and improve circulation. Blend half of a peeled and boiled sweet potato with one teaspoon of powdered ginger and one tablespoon each of honey and unsweetened almond or coconut milk. Apply to your face and neck for 15 minutes and then rinse to remove. Get the Recipe on Crunchy Betty
Have Your “Sprouts” Sprout Some Sweet Potatoes
Sprouting sweet potatoes is an easy and fun science experiment that kids of all ages can enjoy for weeks! Simply fill a clear container with water, cut a sweet potato in half and insert toothpicks into the middle. The toothpick will hold the sweet potato upright with the bottom half submerged in the water. Place the container in a sunny spot, and within 15-20 days roots and shoots should begin in appear! Get the directions on Pre-K Pages
Sweet Potato Kids Craft Stamps
Small sweet potatoes make great “kid-sized” craft stamps. Scrub the raw potato clean and cut in half. Use a paring knife to carve a variety of simple shapes such as triangles, circles, and squares. Once your stamps are done, dip into paint and then apply to paper. Get the directions on Sunny Day Familly
We Think Everyone Needs More Sweet Potatoes In Their Life
If you love sweet potatoes, don’t forget to pick up a few bags of Tommy’s Organic Seasoned Sweet Potatoes! They’re sweet, savory and lightly seasoned with herbs and spices. Whether you’re serving them as a side dish, using them as an ingredient in a recipe or making them the center of your meal, everyone in the family is sure to agree they make good nutrition taste great.
Ready to spice things up even more? Share a picture on Instagram of your favorite (unconventional) use for our sweet potatoes and tag us @tommyssuperfoods. We can see what innovative and fun uses you come up with!