Plugging The PCR Test Into The C19 Panic-Mongering Picture

…you know, the test revealing all the alleged “cases” now being used as the rationale for continuing to extend the two-week “curve flattening” impositions of “lockdown”, masking, “social distancing”, etc…

LET’S START WITH a little review. To begin with, let’s remember that “flattening the curve” was the soft pitch back in March, so that the healthcare infrastructure would not be overwhelmed. That was the sole rationale for “lockdown”, “social-distancing”, masks and all the rest.

No one ever agreed to hunker down and let ourselves be treated as presumptive disease vectors and to let our children be conditioned with fear and denied normal healthy development as human beings in order to eliminate all chance of anyone catching the virus. Nor did we do so in order to spare germophobes and hypochondriacs the need to use adequate PPE and to personally inconvenience themselves alone until they could get vaccinated and convince themselves that they were then safe from risk of infection.

LET’S ALSO REMEMBER that there never WAS any overwhelming of the healthcare infrastructure, when all the mitigation insanity was in full swing and when none of it was. The closest thing to crowded hospitals came in the early days when the panic-mongering was most effective and those in the most poorly-educated and least-educable underclass demographic rushed into urban hospitals as soon as a bad head cold developed, certain it was the dreaded C19.

Many of those folks then ended up strapped to their beds, dosed with paralytics, and fitted with death-inducing ventilators, eventually being used to falsely inflate the alleged Covid-19 fatality figures to the great satisfaction of the panic-mongering and exploiting political and commercial interests, and the great financial benefit of the hospitals involved.

LET’S REMEMBER, TOO that 42% of the overall total of those C19 fatality figures are of the very old and sick in nursing homes to which elderly patients sick with contagious respiratory illnesses were sent by certain state governors, who apparently felt those older patients were not “essential” enough to deserve a hospital bed. These gubernatorially-installed disease vectors were likely sick with the normal seasonal flu (which doctors were encouraged to designate as C19), but that’s just as fatal a virulent illness as anything out there when installed within an elderly population– and especially an elderly population with comorbidities.

Especially let’s remember that by mid-March, and before any of the “lockdown” and masking and “social-distancing nonsense, many millions of Americans had already been infected with C19 and had had the disease runs its course completely. This wildfire of infections produced fewer than 100 fatalities during its three+ months from onset to the needless imposition of panic-induced lives- and livelihoods-destroying “safety” measures which have been in place ever since, justified by steadily and dramatically-fudged numbers of purported fatalities actually reached by calling virtually every death from any cause a “C19 death” when C19 can even be speculatively imagined to be present.

That tragic but tiny case fatality rate last winter provides a true picture of the relatively harmless nature of the disease. Plainly, C19 tracks the also-massively-oversold “swine flu” pandemic a whole lot more closely than the “Spanish flu” pandemic of 1918 to which it is often hysterically likened.

Adding Another Dot To Connect In The Chain

IN MAY, THE HYSTERIA WANED SOMEWHAT, at least among medical professionals. Calmer heads pulled back on the practice of reporting every patient with symptoms of a bad head cold a C19 victim, and the deaths of any so distinguished, even if from a decades-old condition of COPD or diabetes or heart disease, as a C19 death.

With the reportable death toll falling as a consequence of the calm-down, the existing rationale for perpetuating the oppressive and ruinous “lockdown” measures became fragile. At the same time, the importance of maintaining the panic and letting a “new normal” settle in past the point of hard questions being given a fair hearing grew, as those responsible for the unwarranted “mitigation” measures realized their indefensible culpability for many deaths and an unprecedented ruination of lives, all committed in defiance of the law.

So, a replacement rationale was quickly queued-up. Now the excuse is a purportedly burgeoning number of “cases”– meant to be taken as outbreak of infections which could, we are to imagine, flare into life-threatening severity in great numbers of people at any moment.

However, just as the number of C19 fatalities has been grossly over-stated, so too is the alleged proliferation of “cases”.

YOU SEE, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE TOUTED “CASES” are based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. PCR tests, while capable of indicating that a person has had the C19 virus in them (or molecules of the virus, at least), are ONLY able to make that singular determination. It is incapable of determining that the test subject is sick with the disease, or how long ago that person’s exposure (and likely infection, considering the purported virulence of this pathogen) occurred.

Here is a statement on the limited character and capabilities of the PCR test by Kary Mullis, its Nobel laureate inventor (speaking at the time about its utility in HIV detection):

SO, PCR TESTS DO NOT INDICATE the presence of actual infection. More significant still in debunking the false “outbreak” narrative these tests are being fraudulently used to support is the fact that the test is also incapable of indicating WHEN an exposure/infection took place.

Let that sink in: PCR tests cannot be called upon to show the onset or occurrence of any “outbreak”. Thus, PCR test results, even lots of “positives” from the same area, cannot serve as justifications for continued fear or persistence of supposed mitigation measures, such as “lockdowns”, masking, or “social distancing”.

As likely as not, every such “positive” simply means that the subject was among the 36 – 51 million Americans which we know were exposed to C19 during the winter of 2020 and came through unscathed– without hospitalization or even merely a visit to the doctor, in most cases. Thus, every such “positive” just confirms that massive exposure during the winter, and underscores and emphasizes the pointlessness of mitigation impositions in regard to an illness thoroughly shown to be relatively harmless.

Already-ailing seniors, and the elderly in general, need to take steps to protect themselves from infection, to be sure– just as the same groups have always had to take steps to protect themselves from seasonal flu infections, which are just as deadly to these vulnerable populations.

But everyone else can and should unmask.

Everyone else should hug their neighbors, re-open their businesses and return everything in America to its fashions and practices of this time last year as quickly as possible.

Contrary to the spin of the panic-beneficiaries, every “case” that is announced on the news makes this more and more clear.

I’M GOING TO CLOSE this article with two videos. In the first a German attorney announces and explains an international coalition of legal professionals which is preparing class action lawsuits against the continuation of the fraud-based “mitigation” impositions and those behind them. A lot of good information and perspective is presented here, in a very cool and businesslike fashion. It’s well worth the 49 minutes.

In the second video (really just an audio file in a video format), the always excellent Van Morrison shares the first of a trio of “lockdown” protest songs he is releasing. Wonderful!

BTW, the legendary Morrison has been joined by the equally legendary Eric Clapton in his efforts of protest against “lockdown” madness; see the story here.

And always remember:

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

-Edmund Burke

“Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked.”

-Proverbs 25:26

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do.”

-Everett Hale

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14 Influential RDs Setting the Record Straight About Nutrition

With countless sensationalized articles and self-proclaimed experts, it can be hard sorting fact from fiction in the nutrition world. Don’t fret—you can count on these 14 media-savvy registered dietitians to break down nutrition myths and give you realistic, attainable advice. From so-called perfect diets to calorie restriction, these RDs are here to set the record straight on eating right.

Ellie Krieger: On Healthy Meals

Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger is no stranger to the nutrition spotlight, with an impressive resume that includes hosting her own cooking show and authoring several books. She’s carved a niche in the culinary nutrition arena; one that’s well known among the public as well as colleagues.

“I like to say that the goal of my work is to help people hit the ‘sweet-spot’ where delicious and healthy meet. All too often people feel they have to choose between taste and nutrition, but there is a big beautiful intersection in the Venn diagram of those two circles,” Krieger tells Verywell. “My goal as a culinary dietitian is to give people everyday do-able, creative ways—with great recipes and inspiring ideas—to live in that ‘sweet spot.’

When it comes to those recipes, Krieger emphasizes that there’s no one quintessential healthy meal.

“One of the biggest myths I am passionate about dispelling is the notion that there is one ideal way of eating—a magical macro ratio or eating pattern that is the way to go. It’s a myth that is propagated by marketers, since selling books and other products often relies on the notion that their way is the one best way,” she says.

“The truth is there are a multitude of healthy eating patterns possible, so you can tailor yours to suit your personal preferences and circumstances. That kind of adaptability is probably what has allowed humans to thrive in various conditions around the world over the course of history.”

Krieger’s take home message? Stop worrying about an all-or-nothing approach to healthy eating, and get your creativity going in the kitchen.

Nicole Osinga: On Being Too Busy to Eat Right

Nicole Osinga
 Nicole Osinga

Survey people about why they’re not eating healthier meals and two themes frequently become apparent: time and cost. Toronto-based dietitian Nicole Osinga is on a mission to improve nutrition with a strategy that addresses both of these factors: meal planning.

“The number one nutrition myth that I’m passionate about dispelling is that you’re too busy for healthy eating. I work with a number of busy professionals and I focus a lot of my teachings on meal planning and meal prepping. Healthy eating can be the convenient choice,” she tells Verywell.

Not only is this a professional recommendation, but a personal habit as well. On her website, she describes her routine: “Every single weekend I take the time to plan my meals in advance, grocery shop and cook….I used to think this took up too much time and energy, but it really doesn’t. It is now a habit. This is making my environment work for me.”

You can easily make this approach work for you too. Sit down on the weekend and make a list of dinner options for each night that week. Prepare a grocery list based on those options, and do your shopping off that list. No more mental anxiety of “what’s for dinner tonight”—and you know everything you need is stocked in your kitchen.

Marisa Moore: On Progress Vs. Perfection

Marisa Moore Headshot
 Marisa Moore

Have you ever found yourself falling into a perfectionist mentality when it comes to healthy eating? You worry that those few bites of that ice cream sundae ruined your day. Or you might tell yourself that you’ll “start on Monday,” as if on Monday, everything will magically fall into place.

Atlanta-based Registered Dietitian Marisa Moore wants you to know that progress is more important than perfection—and that she’s been in your shoes.

“My experiences living in the food-focused South give me a unique perspective that I think many women can relate to. Though I’ve always been active, healthy eating and knowing what’s best for my body has not always been my reality,” says Moore. “I grew up eating fast food breakfast biscuits and big bowls of sugary cereals. I know what it’s like to have weight changes and to struggle with creating new healthy habits. I actually get it.”

It’s these experiences that shape how she works with clients today. “I’m grateful that I get to combine my personal experience with my background as a practitioner and culinary dietitian to provide practical and science-backed solutions to address the key issues women face every day. I want to help women achieve lifelong health and wellness without all the rules, restrictions, and judgment.”

We can all embrace the concluding motto that Moore told Verywell: “I haven’t always been a healthy eater, and each day is a new opportunity for me to explore new ways to make healthy living easier.”

Nazima Qureshi: On Favorite Foods

Nazima Qureshi
 Nazima Qureshi 

Starting a healthy eating plan can sometimes feel restricting and overwhelming. Will you have to give up your favorite treats? Will your plate be filled with grilled chicken and steamed broccoli each night?

Nazima Qureshi, a Canadian RD, and Muslimah nutrition expert want you to know that a healthy eating plan should include your favorite foods and flavors.

“One myth that I want to dispel is that you have to give up foods you love in order to be healthy. A lot of people come to me worried that they will have to give up their ethnic flavors or favorite treats,” Qureshi tells Verywell. “I am passionate about celebrating ethnic diversity, especially when it comes to food. A lot of the recipes I share are a fusion of flavors from my South Asian background as well as a Canadian influence.”

Through her work with Muslim women, she provides specific, individualized guidance that helps women embrace this philosophy. “I never ask anyone to give up foods and instead focus on what we can add to improve health.”

Elizabeth Shaw: On Fertility Nutrition

Elizabeth Shaw
 Image by Elizabeth Shaw

Many women who struggle with infertility receive little to no nutrition advice. Elizabeth Shaw, a registered dietitian based in San Diego, California, has become one of the primary voices advocating for more comprehensive nutrition outreach in this field.

Not only does Shaw consider this a professional passion project, but she can also empathize with those struggling with infertility—having dealt with it herself for five years before joyously conceiving and delivering her first baby in 2018.

“Often times there is little to no emphasis drawn to nutrition when someone enters a fertility clinic. And, unfortunately, more often than not, practitioners tend to steer their focus towards weight, especially for those who—according to the archaic BMI standards—are considered overweight or obese.

“My goal as not only an RDN, but someone who’s walked in their shoes, is to shift the focus from weight to nutrition, highlighting the evidence-based science that proves there is certainly more to a lifestyle conducive to fertility than just weight.”

Shaw is devoted to working with both individual clients as well as educating other healthcare professionals on the role of nutrition in the realm of fertility. “Since the reproductive specialist is often the first person the individual interacts with, I’ve been on a mission to help educate healthcare professionals about this important role nutrition plays in preconception care and intend to one day expand this program nationwide.”

Melissa Rifkin: On the “Perfect Diet”

Melissa Rifkin
 Melissa Rifkin

Keto, paleo, the military diet…it seems that everyday, there’s a new diet trend emerging. Your Aunt Susie on Facebook tells you she’s had success with Whole30, while your massage therapist tells you that the carnivore diet is the diet to try.

What’s actually the best choice?

Melissa Rifkin, a New York City-based RD, wants you to know that none of these may actually be the “perfect” option for you.

“I often hear clients/patients desperately seeking that one diet that will completely revamp their weight, improve their health, and help them reach their ultimate nutrition goals. Yes, there are plenty of diets out there that have worked for a number of people, but nutrition is not one size fits all, something I learned as I became more confident in my skin as a dietitian of 13 years,” says Rifkin.

“There is not one particular diet, supplement, or style of exercise that will make everyone’s dreams come true.”

If you’re going to choose a diet, what’s the right approach then? Rifkin firmly believes it’s one that compliments your lifestyle, is relative to your goals, considers your preferences, and is one that you can sustain long term.

“Creating a nutrition plan that meets one’s specific nutritional needs, exercising discipline in choosing the foods that will help one reach/maintain their goals, and staying consistent with this plan, along with exercise, are the foundational concepts that help people reach their health and weight goals. This may not be as polarizing as the newest fad diet, but when executed well, it is an equation that works.”

Natalie Rizzo: On Hydration

Natalie Rizzo
Natalie Rizzo 

In New York City’s sports nutrition scene, Natalie Rizzo helps athletes navigate the complicated landscape of “food as fuel.” As a runner herself, Rizzo understands the many issues that fitness enthusiasts deal with on a regular basis—from hydration to recovery and everything in between.

One myth she’s passionate about dispelling? Drinking eight glasses of water a day.

“As an RD who works with athletes, I hear so much confusion over hydration. Dispelling crazy nutrition myths about hydration is definitely something I’m passionate about,” says Rizzo. She even jokes that she should call herself a “hydration” rather than a nutritionist.

“It’s a common misconception that you should drink 8 glasses of water per day. Because everyone varies in their age, size, gender, activity level, and health status, there isn’t one fluid recommendation to suit everyone’s needs,” she tells Verywell.

“Instead, the best way to know if you’re properly hydrated is to check your urine output and color. If there is a sizable amount and it’s pale yellow in color, you are properly hydrated. If you only put out a small amount of dark-colored urine (like apple cider vinegar), you are dehydrated. Continue to drink enough until you consistently get to that pale yellow color, and that’s the right amount of fluid for you.”

Time to grab that water bottle and drink up!

David Wiss: On Nutrition & Addiction

David Wiss Headshot
 David Wiss

While many dietitians work within a niche, David Wiss specializes in an area that’s quite unique—addiction recovery. His LA-based company, Nutrition in Recovery, is dedicated to fostering both physical and nutritional wellness as part of the addiction recovery process.

Wiss acknowledges the many parallels between addiction recovery and nutritional wellness.

“Addiction recovery requires acknowledging the chronic nature of the illness and the need for long-term maintenance. Once upon people thought a 30-day rehab would fix them. Now we know that isn’t so,” Wiss tells Verywell.  “Similarly, changing eating behaviors takes a lot of work. People think they need just need a meal plan, but we also know that isn’t so.”

“When I get people to reframe their efforts to improve their relationship to food as similar to any other recovery journey, people often realize how much effort and maintenance is involved.”

In working with clients on these behavior changes, he’s found common myths in the nutrition field that he’s passionate about dispelling. For example—many clients have a misconception that fruit is unhealthy for them.

“What I have found is that people who believe fruit should be avoided tend to lose control when they eat refined sugars and are more likely to engage in binge-like eating patterns. When I get people to learn to satisfy their sweet tooth with fruit like dates, figs, frozen grapes, etc. they tend to improve their ability to regulate intake of sweets. Fruits are the original source of sweetness and should seldom be avoided.”

Mary Ellen Phipps: On Family Nutrition

Mary Ellen Phipps
 Mary Ellen Phipps

As both an RD and a mom of two, Mary Ellen Phipps knows a thing or two about family nutrition. She’s passionate about helping families develop positive relationships with food and create happy memories in the kitchen.

“We have a generation of women, many of whom are now moms, that was raised in the prime of diet culture and are now experiencing the ramifications of it as adults,” says Phipps. “As a mom of girls, I know for a fact I never want my girls to feel shame or guilt around food. I think as family nutrition RDNs we’re in a unique space to not only help educate parents on how to have a balanced (and healthy) approach to food, but also teach them how to teach their kids the same things.”

That often starts with letting go of diet culture and focusing instead on health. “I think we’re finally starting to turn the corner on diet culture and really are impacting people with his idea that health really does look different on each and every one of us.”

Phipps sums up a three-prong approach to family nutrition nicely in one of her blog posts:

  • Don’t let food stress you out
  • Indulge a little, but be responsible about it, and no bribes
  • It’s ok to celebrate with food

Kara Lydon: On Calories

Kara Lydon
 Kara Lydon

Calories in equal calories out—correct? If you burn 3500 calories, you should lose a pound—right?

Kara Lydon, a Boston-based dietitian and yoga instructor, might surprise you with her answers.

“The number one nutrition myth I’m passionate about dispelling is that weight is all about calories in versus calories out. Our weight is not determined by an equation, because we as humans are not robots computing mathematical equations at the end of each day,” says Lydon.

“Our weight is complex and determined by a myriad of factors including genetics, stress, sleep, and so on, not just what we are taking in versus putting out.”

Lydon believes that traditional diets, which generally put you at an energy deficit, aren’t ideal. “Being in a calorie deficit is putting yourself at an energy deficit and can cause your body to go into starvation mode, leading to lowered metabolism, higher food preoccupation, increased cravings, binges, and weight cycling.”

These beliefs are growing among a group of dietitians that practice under the tenants of intuitive eating. In this non-diet methodology, the focus is on health, tuning into body signals, and healing your relationship with food.

“I help people move away from rigid rules and black-and-white thinking around nutrition to taking a more gentle, flexible, and compassionate approach,” Lydon tells Verywell. “My focus is on what people can add to their diets, not take away. I also take a weight-neutral approach to my practice, which means we focus on behaviors like eating a variety of foods, moving their body in a way that feels good to them, and self-care, rather than the number on the scale.”

Rachael Hartley: On Diets for Health Conditions

Rachael Hartley
 Rachael Hartley

If you’ve been diagnosed with a medical condition that requires a change in eating habits, you’re probably familiar with some of the emotions that come with that diagnosis. Perhaps a bit of overwhelm, resistance to change, stress, or anxiety—and these are all completely normal to experience.

Rachael Hartley, a non-diet dietitian with a private practice in Columbia, South Carolina, likes to help people address these changes at the big picture level.

“Dealing with a medical condition with dietary restrictions is stressful. It’s important to put those dietary restrictions in context—for most chronic medical conditions, nutrition is part of care, but not all of it.”

“For example, working with a client with heart disease, certainly eating more fiber, choosing healthier fats, and increasing intake of antioxidant-rich foods is important, but so is getting adequate sleep, moving your body in a way you enjoy, strengthening social connections, and stress management.”

It’s important to think of all of these in a holistic, full-body approach. “If following a rigid diet is stressing you out, it’s not actually healthy for you!” says Hartley. In those cases, she helps clients make the best choices that feel right to them—not necessarily a strict black and white diet prescription.

Kaleigh McMordie: On Nutrition vs. Wellness

Kaleigh McCordie
 Kaleigh McCordie 

When it comes to a food philosophy, Kaleigh McMordie sums hers up in just a few words: “Eat what makes you feel good.” Another practitioner in the intuitive eating methodology, this Texas-based RD wants you to focus on total wellness—not just nutrition.

“Nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle. As a non-diet RD, I like to promote total wellness as opposed to just physical health. Health is about so much more than just nutrients in and out,” says McMordie.

“I’m a huge advocate for mental health, so I’m definitely more concerned about the mental effect of what you’re eating than how it will affect your weight. If a diet is causing you anxiety and fear or interfering with how you want to be living your life, it’s not the right diet for you.”

McMordie also notes the freedom that releasing yourself from diet obsession brings: “When you can learn to take care of your body, but not obsess over it and every bite of food you put into your mouth, you open up so many opportunities to pursue your passions and nurture relationships.”

What does total wellness look like as far as her own diet? “Sure, there are a lot of salads and bowls of oatmeal on my Instagram feed (because I truly enjoy those foods!), but there are also cookies made with butter and cocktails and other foods that some people find surprising. But for me, it’s important to show that it’s all about balance, and eating dessert every night is not a bad thing!”

Rick Hall: On Hype

Rick Hall
 Rick Hall

In an era of goop and juice cleanses, it can be difficult not getting swept up in the latest hype. But Rick Hall, a dietitian, and researcher based in Arizona, wants you to ignore all of that.

“I learned many years ago not to get caught up in hype. Often, people I know get advice from well-meaning friends and family members to start a diet based on results from testimonials, guru books, and partial information. It is hard to keep a level-head and not get excited to do the latest thing that everyone else is hyping up,” says Hall.

“I’ve seen many diets cycle back every five to 10 years; so I’ve learned not only to keep calm about it—but to wait it out.  Because most diets fail; and then the hype disappears.”

The key to good nutrition? Focus on health, not hype.

“At the end of the day, the best strategies—based on science—focus on energy balance. Start with daily, rigorous, physical activity; then add copious amounts of vegetables and fruits daily. Eat other whole foods in moderation. These are strategies that add to the quality of life and could also add lifespan years,” Hall tells Verywell. “If done right, physical activity and healthy eating should be fun – and much less stressful than dieting.”

Rebecca Scritchfield: On Weight

Rebecca Scritchfield, RD
Rebecca Scritchfield, RD

In a weight-focused culture that frequently assigns self-worth to a number on a scale, Rebecca Scritchfield challenges the status quo. She shook up the nutrition world with her book, Body Kindness: Transform your health from the inside out and never say diet again, which tosses out the antiquated notion that weight is the sole indicator of health.

“I want to use my platform to reframe health away from weight-centric views to well-being enhancement, and the most important shift that needs to take place is to stop making judgments about one’s health or habits based on their weight,” Scritchfield tells Verywell.

Body shaming and health shaming are all too prominent these days according to Scritchfield. “We now live in a culture of healthism, whereby those who aren’t fitting criteria of good health status are blamed and shamed, viewed as ‘lesser than’ people who have good health. This is especially difficult for higher weight people who face harmful judgments based solely on their weight, regardless of their actual health status.”

These judgments don’t only happen at the community level—but at the professional level as well. “Weight stigma is pervasive in the medical community, with research indicating that many physicians view their patients as lazy and incompetent.”

Unfortunately, this leads to poor health outcomes in and of itself. “Experienced stigma is associated with negative health consequences from depression to eating disorders, body image disturbances, and even healthcare avoidance.”

So where does nutrition fit into all this, if not to address weight? Scritchfield elaborates: “Nutrition fits into this when it’s not about weight loss—biologically, some people will always be higher weight and no amount of change to nutrition patterns will change their weight. I want people to ask ‘what’s wrong with that?”

 

25 Healthy and Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes for Fall

BBQ chicken sweet potato pizza

These scrumptious sweet potato dishes boast loads of vitamin A and pack the flavors you love.

With summer in your rearview mirror, chances are you’re in the mood for heartier fare. And as the weather gets crisper, your kitchen is beckoning you to get back to whipping up homemade meals. There’s no other vegetable that can kick off this season of comfort food cooking than sweet potatoes.

On top of its strong fiber game, sweet potatoes supply excellent sources of fiber, vitamin A (beta-carotene), potassium, and vitamin B6. The good news is that it’s not hard to reap the benefits of these root vegetables. From spaghetti to muffins to veggie burgers to pizza crust, these versatile veggies transform into any kind of dish your heart desires. These creative sweet potato recipes include dishes you can prepare in advance, so you can take your meal prep skills to a whole new level.  Read on to get a bite of these healthy sweet potato recipes.

1

Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodles with Ginger Peanut Tempeh

Spiralized sweet potatoes with ginger tempeh
Courtesy of My Darling Vegan

Swap your Asian-style glass noodles for this spiralized spaghetti for a low-carb option that won’t sabotage your weight loss or keto efforts. A slightly spicy and sweet peanut sauce coats the sweet potato noodles and helps soften them up. Top with sliced green onions, roasted peanuts, fresh lime, and cilantro.

Get the recipe from My Darling Vegan

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Curried Sweet Potato Burger with Tomato Chutney and Cilantro Aioli

Vegan curried sweet potato burger with tomato chutney and cilantro aioli
Courtesy of My Darling Vegan

Craving a veggie burger? These super flavorful sweet potato burgers will satisfy your cravings for a hearty dish. Packed with lentils and quinoa and spiced with coriander, turmeric, paprika, and cayenne, these plant-based patties take up only 10 minutes to cook.

Get the recipe from My Darling Vegan.

3

BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Pizza

BBQ chicken sweet potato pizza
Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

Paleo pizza is possible on a gluten-free diet with a sweet potato crust. Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum shows us just how with this delectable pie. Top with barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, red onion slices, mozzarella cheese, and chopped cilantro, you get the flavors you love for fewer calories and carbs.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

4

Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet potato bread
Courtesy of Flour on My Face

Studded with fresh cranberries and seasoned with heartwarming spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, this hearty sweet potato loaf is the perfect fall treat. Enjoy it with a schmear of almond butter for a filling breakfast or snack.

Get the recipe from Flour on My Face.

5

Silky Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

Silky ginger sweet potato soup
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats

As the temperatures drop, you’ll want to cuddle up to a bowl of this heartwarming sweet potato soup. This vegan-friendly dish is made with sweet potatoes, low-sodium vegetable stock, coconut milk, and fresh ginger. Top with thinly sliced green onions and hemp hearts for a healthy crunch that packs omega-3s.

Get the recipe from How Sweet Eats.

6

Healthy Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Muffins

Healthy chocolate chip sweet potato muffins
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

When you’re tempted to dig into a cupcake, these chocolate chip sweet potato muffins are your saving grace. Greek yogurt keeps the muffins moist and ups their protein content while pure maple syrup naturally sweetens them without raising your blood sugar too much.

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

7

30-Minute Sweet Potato Butter

30 minute sweet potato butter
A Healthy Slice of Life

This delicious butter is totally our jam! Made with sweet potato puree, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and a load of spices, you get burst of all of fall’s delicious flavors in one bite. Add it to whole-grain toast or crackers.

Get the recipe from A Healthy Slice of Life.

8

Sweet Potato Pie Oatmeal

Sweet potato pie oatmeal
Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

Add more bulk to your morning oats with some pureed sweet potato. The starchy veggie not only adds filling fiber, but it also infuses it with a creamy texture. Pack in flavor with pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and a touch of brown sugar. Top with chopped pecans for a healthy crunch.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.

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Sweet Potato Brownie Bites (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Sweet potato brownie bites vegan and gluten free
Courtesy of Eating Bird Food

Moist and rich with flavor, these bite-sized treats are all you ever wanted in a brownie—minus the exorbitant fat and calories. Coconut flour and sweet potatoes make these brownies gluten-free and the almond butter gives it a nutty flavor.

Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food.

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Breakfast Sweet Potato Toast 4-Ways

Breakfast sweet potato toast 4 ways
Courtesy of Eating Bird Food

You’ll get more fiber and health-boosting nutrients when you swap bread for these sweet potato toasts. Whether you like it savory or sweet, one of these open-faced sandwiches is guaranteed to keep you satisfied. For something lean and green, choose the avocado and egg toast. If you’re in the mood for something nutty, try the almonds with coconut butter and cacao nibs.

Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food.

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Sweet Potato Lasagna

Sweet potato lasagna
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

This one-pot dish is ideal for a weeknight meal that takes just 20 minutes to prep. Then, leave it to your oven to do the rest of the heavy lifting, er, heating. Simply slice the sweet potatoes thinly and then prepare the “ricotta” filling, which is made with tofu and B vitamin-rich nutritional yeast, to go in between the layers.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

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Vegetarian Bouillabaisse

Vegetarian bouillabaisse
Courtesy of Green Kitchen Stories

Vegans and meat-eaters alike will absolutely fall in love with this plant-based dish. Carrots, potatoes, parsnips, and fennel serve as the “meat” in this recipe, giving it a hearty texture and taste. Serve with slices of sourdough bread for dipping.

Get the recipe from Green Kitchen Stories.

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Mashed Potato Cakes with Cheese & Bacon

Mashed potato cakes with cheese and bacon
Courtesy of Recipe Tin Eats

If you’re looking to upgrade your breakfast, these savory patties pack mashed potatoes, eggs, cheese, bacon, and scallions. Bonus: You can prepare them ahead of time and reheat them in the morning.

Get the recipe from Recipe Tin Eats.

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Vegan Gluten-Free Coffee Cake

Gluten free sweet potato crumb cake
Courtesy of Vegan Richa

This vegan-friendly recipe gives the classic coffee cake a healthy makeover. The special twist? Adding sweet potato puree in the batter. Almond flour, potato starch, and brown rice flour give the cake a soft and airy texture that matches its gluten counterpart. Instead of blood-sugar-spiking white sugar, we swap in maple syrup and coconut sugar. To prepare the crumble, combine almonds flour with oat flour, coconut sugar, pecans, vanilla extract, salt, ground cinnamon, and a little coconut oil.

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.

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Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cakes For Two

Chocolate chip sweet potato cakes for two
Courtesy of Oatmeal with a Fork

Splitting dessert just got easier with this cookie for two. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and pour the batter into two small ramekins. Sprinkle some chocolate chips and then bake them in the oven for 17-20 minutes.

Get the recipe from Oatmeal With a Fork.

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Potato Donuts

Potato donuts
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess

You’ll never guess that potatoes are the secret ingredient in these donuts. They make these baked goods denser and more filling than your average fritter.

Get the recipe from A Beautiful Mess.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bars With Vanilla Coconut Butter Icing

Sweet potato breakfast bars with vanilla coconut butter icing vegan gluten free
Courtesy of Eating Oatmeal with a Fork

Many store-bought granola bars often pack unnecessary amounts of sugar and fat. Instead, make a batch of these sweet potato breakfast bars, which use wholesome ingredients. Oatmeal, dried apricots, walnuts, and coconut butter give these bars the chewy crunch you crave.

Get the recipe from Oatmeal With a Fork.

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Potato & Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Potato and rosemary focaccia bread
Courtesy of Love and Olive Oil

The classic sheet pan bread gets a colorful dose of multi-colored potatoes in this delicious recipe. Focaccia is normally light, airy and yeasty, but adding potatoes gives it more depth and texture. Sprinkle some fresh rosemary for a savory finishing touch.

Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil.

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Beetroot Gnocchi With Capers and Leek Gremolata

Beetroot gnocchi with caper and leek gremolata
Courtesy of To Her Core

As if its vibrant color isn’t enough to make you want to dig in, this delicious beetroot gnocchi packs mouthwatering flavors you love and delivers a wealth of health-boosting nutrients. While this dish is a labor of love, it’s one worth preparing on a rainy day. It not only brightens up your table, but it’ll warm your tummy, too.

Get the recipe from To Her Core.

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Loaded Potato Bites

Loaded potato bites
Courtesy of Begin With Nutrition

If you’re hosting a tailgate party, these loaded potato bites are the perfect finger foods for game day. Plus, they’re easy to prep and are gluten-free. Slice red potatoes, drizzle them with a little olive oil and sprinkle a dash of sea salt and ground black pepper before heating them in the oven for about 20 minutes. Once they’re golden and crispy, top with mashed avocado or guac, some salsa, and cilantro.

Get the recipe from Begin Within Nutrition.

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Sweet Potato Salsa

Sweet potato salsa
Courtesy of Running to the Kitchen

Another great dish for entertaining, this tasty twist on salsa marries summer with fall by combining sweet potatoes with blackberries, parsley, and pomegranates. Serve warm with whole-grain crackers or tortilla chips.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen.

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Sweet Potato Spice Latte Shake

Happy hour sweet potato spice shake
Courtesy of The First Mess

There’s no better way to refuel after a workout than with this creamy sweet potato smoothie. Adding sweet potatoes increases the fiber content and supplies hefty doses of beta-carotene. It also has some cold brew for a boost of caffeine and protein powder for muscle recovery and repair.

Get the recipe from The First Mess.

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Freezer Breakfast Burritos with Sweet Potato Hash and Black Beans

Freezer breakfast burritos with sweet potato hash and black beans
Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

If you’re not a fan of oatmeal or smoothies, these breakfast burritos are made for you. Packed with protein-rich eggs, sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, and onions, these freezer-friendly meals make a great meal-on-the-go. Store them in the freezer and reheat when you’re ready to eat.

Get the recipe from Cookie + Kate.

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Sweet Potato, Kale and Black Bean Enchiladas

Sweet potato kale and black bean enchiladas
Courtesy of What’s Gaby Cooking

If you’re craving a hearty dish, these enchiladas will hit the spot. Instead of using meat, sweet potatoes and beans serve as a “meaty” filling, cutting back calories and fat and upping the fiber and plant-based protein.

Get the recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking.

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Sweet Potato Noodle Carbonara

Corn feta and basil sweet potato noodle carbonara
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

Sweet potato noodles don’t come to mind when you think of the high-calorie carbonara dish. This recipe saves you calories and carbs by swapping in sweet potato noodles. Instead of slapping on a ton of cheese as most carbonara recipes call for, Tieghan Gerard prepares a white miso egg sauce and folds in some crumbled feta for some cheesy flavor.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.