Grilled Sweet Potatoes (and a life update!)

Grilled Sweet Potatoes (and a life update!) | read more at happilythehicks.com

I have a confession. I play favorites and it’s time I admitted it. I LOVE sweet potatoes. They are (by far) my favorite root veggie, and 10/10 times I’ll choose them over any other type of potato. I wrote about the benefits of them the other day (which you can read here), and that only made me want to eat them even more! They can be cooked so many different ways, they can be sweet or savory, and they are perfect for spicing up any meal. I eat sweet potatoes all the time, but I especially crave them during the summer and fall months. I don’t know why, but there’s just something about them that make me think of long summer days and the crisp promise of fall.

Growing up, the only times I ever really had sweet potatoes was in the casserole form over the holidays. I’m not a fan of the canned version of them, and therefore always claimed I didn’t like them. Every once in a while my mom would bake them wrapped in foil, and put butter, cinnamon and brown sugar on top. I liked that a lot better, but it wasn’t until I was older and cooking on my own that I really fell in love with them. The first time I truly enjoyed sweet potatoes was when I roasted them with rosemary and honey, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve baked them, roasted them, boiled them (and used the puree for other recipes) and more recently, grilled them.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes (and a life update!) | read more at happilythehicks.com

During the spring and summer I also crave grilled foods- It’s just what you do when the days get longer and air is warmer. So the other day when I was getting ready to make dinner I decided it was time to try something new and grill my sweet potatoes. I looked up some recipes online to see what I needed to do, then jumped in with both feet. I loved how they turned out, and I can’t wait to do it again! This time I just grilled them on my tiny gas camping grill (#apartmentprobs), so I can only imagine just how delicious they would be if I had used a charcoal grill. Next time I’ll sweet talk Isaac into doing that for me! ;)

Grilled Sweet Potatoes (and a life update!) | read more at happilythehicks.com

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp paprika
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, boil the sweet potatoes until a fork slides in easily (about 10-15 minutes). You don’t want them too soft, but you also don’t want them super undercooked either.*
Remove the potatoes and carefully slice into flat pieces.
Drizzle the olive oil on top and rub it around, making sure both sides are evenly covered. Sprinkle the spices on the potatoes, and once again making sure both sides are evenly covered.
Meanwhile, heat your grill on medium heat. Place the sweet potatoes on the grill about an inch apart. Flip after about 5 minutes, or until they have developed a nice char. Cook on the other side for another 5 minutes.*
Remove from heat, sprinkle on a little more salt and pepper, and enjoy!

*I did not boil my potatoes long enough, so after removing from my grill I finished them off in the oven at 350 for another 10 minutes, or until soft.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes (and a life update!) | read more at happilythehicks.com

Before you leave, I also have a fun life update I wanted to share!
As you know, I’m all about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle, and I love being able to share that with y’all. A few weeks ago one of my sweet blogger friends, Jessica (you’ll want to check out her blog- Love You More Too!), told me about an awesome community that connects DFW fitness and health bloggers called Dallas Fitness Ambassadors. She told me I needed to apply to become an ambassador, so I checked them out. Their mission is to “build a community to inspire a fit and healthy lifestyle and connect bloggers and influencers”, which is definitely something I want to be a part of. So naturally, I didn’t hesitate a second before applying.
Aaand now I’m so excited to announce that I’m officially a part of the Dallas Fitness Ambassadors! I can’t wait to see where this takes me. I know it’s going to help me grow as a blogger and as someone who wants to share a love for fitness and health with others.
If you live in the DFW area, make sure to follow them on Facebook or Instagram to keep in touch with what’s going on in the fitness world over here! They share fitness related news, upcoming fitness and health-related events, studio openings, and other fun local happenings. So cool right?!

Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

Let me know what you think! And… how do you like YOUR sweet potatoes?

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  1. Sheryl @ How to Make a Life

    May 20th, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I Love sweet potatoes also and eat them whenever I can but I’ve never grilled them. We will certainly try this over the summer. Congrats on being an ambassador!!

  2. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you Sheryl! Grilled sweet potatoes are perfect for summer cook outs.

  3. Jessica Bradshaw

    May 20th, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Yay!! So happy for you! You’ll love everyone. Those sweet potatoes look so yummy. I’ve never had grilled sweet potatoes.

  4. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks Jessica! I’m really excited about it. And you have to try it out! The grilling added some yummy flavors to the potatoes. :)

  5. Jessica Hughes

    May 20th, 2016 at 7:38 am

    These look so delicious, I will def have to try them!

  6. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Yay! Thanks for visiting, Jessica!

  7. Katie Arnold

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Congrats, girl!!!
    Also, sweet potatoes are totally my favorite!! Those sound delicious!

  8. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks Katie!! And you’ll LOVE this recipe, I promise!

  9. Shann Eva

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Yum. I’m actually eating a sweet potato right now, but I’ve never tried them grilled. Sounds and looks so good. Congrats on becoming a fitness ambassador! So cool!

  10. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Haha love it!! I had some this morning for my midmorning snack- yum! And thank you Shann!

  11. Candy Kage

    May 20th, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Sounds like we have a new grilling potato to try out.

  12. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Awesome!! Thanks for stopping by, Candy!

  13. shannon

    May 20th, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Oh this sounds delicious! I love pretty much anything with sweet potato, but I’ve never thought to grill them. Thanks for sharing!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

  14. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I hadn’t either, but I’m so glad I did! I love being able to mix it up a bit.

  15. Logan Cantrell

    May 20th, 2016 at 11:31 am

    These look so delicious! I love sweet potatoes! I don’t think I have ever had them grilled before. Perfect addition to a summer BBQ!

  16. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I agree! I think it’d be perfect to grill with some zucchini and squash and pair with chicken or steak. Yuuum!

  17. Kristen

    May 20th, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    grilled?! woah! these look amazing. I love changing them up because I usually make them the same way every time.

  18. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks Kristen! That’s one of the reasons I decided to try grilling them. I eat them all the time, but love being able to mix it up every once in a while.

  19. Maggie Unzueta

    May 20th, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Grilled sweet potatoes. I have never tried it, but I must. Thanks for posting.

  20. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    You need to!! They are SO good, I promise. Thanks for visiting Maggie!

  21. Rae

    May 20th, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I have had a definite thing for sweet potatoes lately. Have baked them as cottage fries plenty of times. Grilling makes perfect sense though… thanks for sharing!

  22. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I bake them like that all the time! I love how versatile sweet potatoes are. :)

  23. Lauren

    May 20th, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    We eat sweet potatoes every week and it’s absurd to me that I never once thought to put them on the grill! Thank you – this recipe is def happening here this summer!

  24. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I am honestly surprised I hadn’t tried it before! I’m so glad I did though. It’s just another way to add some variety into what we eat :)

  25. Charlotte

    May 20th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I never tried grilling sweet potatoes but these look so good! Thanks for sharing — they always remind me of the summer, too :) Have a great weekend!

  26. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I’m glad you think so too, Charlotte! Thanks for stopping by :)

  27. Sophia Reed

    May 20th, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I love sweet potatoes. I never thought a bout grilling them, but they look great.

  28. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks Sophia! You should try it out- it’s SO good :)

  29. Leah Hall

    May 20th, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    These sound fantastic! What a great idea, and congrats on the new endeavor!

  30. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you Leah!! :)

  31. Bree Hogan

    May 20th, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I love grilled sweet potatoes, I could eat them all day everyday!

  32. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    So could I! I love the yummy flavor the char gives them. Thanks for visiting, Bree :)

  33. Aarika Chilson

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    These sound so amazing! I adore sweet potatoes too! Grilling them with paprika is brilliant. I am definitely going to try this recipe next time I grill. =) Thanks!

  34. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 20th, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Paprika is one of my favorite seasonings right now… I put that stuff on just about everything! Thanks for stopping by Aarika! :)

  35. Suzanne

    May 21st, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I love sweet potatoes and for some reason have never grilled them. You’ve inspired me! YUM.

  36. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 24th, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Yay! I know you’ll love them! Thanks for visiting, Suzanne.

  37. Rebecca Greene

    May 21st, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I, too, love sweet potatoes. I’ve never tried them grilled, but now that grilling season is upon us, I may have to try it. I’m always looking for new ways to present them.

  38. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 24th, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Awesome! Let me know how they turn out, Rebecca :) (great name, by the way!)

  39. Monika

    May 21st, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I love potatoes! These look soooo good.. I am hungry now :D Thank you for sharing this recipe. Have a great weekend!

    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

  40. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 24th, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Thanks for visiting, Monika! :)

  41. Rica Lewis

    May 21st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Looks delish! I love sweet potatoes so I will definitely be trying this. I like to put crushed red pepper on everything, so I may toss that in too. Thanks for sharing.

  42. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 24th, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Ooh that sounds delicious! I love adding some peppers for that spicy kick. Thanks for the idea, Rica :)

  43. Bella B @ xoxoBella

    May 21st, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    This is a great idea for using the grill in the summer. I am very fond of sweet potatoes.

  44. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 24th, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Thanks Bella! I am too, and will be making this all the time this summer!

  45. Heather Gee Davis

    May 23rd, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I love to find new sweet potato ideas. Thanks for this!

  46. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 24th, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Thank you for visiting Heather! Let me know if you try it out.

  47. Susannah

    May 23rd, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Oh yum! We love making sweet potatoes just like this! <3

  48. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 24th, 2016 at 9:15 am

    How neat! I loved how they tasted when we grilled them.

  49. Lauren B.

    May 24th, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I have never tried sweet potatoes this way and I love them! Pinned this for later :)

  50. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    May 25th, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Thanks for sharing Lauren! You’ll love them :)

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