These sweet potato tots are so yummy and so easy! As many of you know, I’m a picky Trim Healthy Mama, so while I love love love this plan and the foods we get to eat, I often struggle to get on board with some of the E meal setting veggie options. When it comes to S meals, I am all set. I love a good stir fry of veggies and protein, I could eat my weight in roasted broccoli or cauliflower fried rice and a juicy steak with a Caesar salad was my idea of a family fave long before we even began our THM journey.
E meals, however, stump me. I just prefer the fats to the carbs especially when it comes to vegetables. I also have texture issues and prefer my veggies to be crunchy if they aren’t sautéed in fatty goodness. That’s why I was thrilled when I came up with this quick tater tot alternative!
I also love that I can choose to make a little or a lot. I can make them for myself for lunch or I can make them to go with grilled chicken breast, lean fish or baked turkey breast for dinner for the family. When I’m cooking for myself I just use one medium sweet potato. When I’m cooking for the family I use 2 large sweet potatoes. These are great whether you like sweet potatoes or not! Don’t hesitate to give them a try.
THM Sweet Potato Tot Recipe Tweaks
Here are some tips/tweaks you can make depending on how you want them to turn out. If you want them to be softer use just 2 egg whites per large sweet potato. Using two creates a softer tot, still delicious. If you want them to be a little sweeter use ½ tsp of garlic instead of the full teaspoon per large sweet potato. You can also add a ½ tsp of THMs super sweet. The cinnamon adds a sweet flavor and that ½ teaspoon goes a long way but feel free to up it to a full teaspoon if you aren’t getting the kick of flavor you want from it.
If you struggle to get your kids to eat good-for-you veggies (or if you struggle to get them down) then this should be a great option for you. I made them again tonight and my four-year old said, “Mom!!! How did you make these?! They so good!” That’s pretty telling! We all know children can be our best critics. I think these are just the perfect balance of savory, sweet, crunchy and soft. Let me know how you like them!
Tools for making THM Sweet Potato Tots
Sweet Potato Tots for Trim Healthy Mama THM-E Recipe
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 18-20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minute
- Yield: 1 1 1x
- 1 Large Sweet Potato (Peeled and Shredded)
- 1 Egg White
- 3/4 Tsp garlic
- 1 Tsp Minced Onion
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinammon
- 1 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- Fresh Cracked Black Pepper (To taste.)
- Shred the potato. After you shred the potato I like to give it a quick rinse and then pat it dry.
- Add all of the ingredients and mix well.
- Then drop a tablespoon (I eyeball it) into the cups on a mini muffin pan that you’ve sprayed lightly.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
- One potato will yield 16-20 mini muffin sized ‘tots.’