Loaded Sweet Potatoes


About this Recipe

When you think about eating after bariatric surgery, you think about protein, right? So where do these loaded sweet potatoes fit in? Well, for starters once tolerated well it’s completely acceptable to introduce (complex) carbs back to your diet. Remember that bariatric surgery isn’t about eliminating carbs – it’s about creating balance.

Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, B-vitamins and beta-carotene. And with 3 high-protein toppings, this dish is a winner for sure! 



Loaded sweet potatoes recipe


3 servings (4 oz/120g each)

Ready In:

30 minutes

Nutritional facts per serving:

264 calories

17.8 g protein

17.4 g fat

8.3 g carbs

1.3 g fiber




  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb (225 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Low-fat Greek yogurt
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Scallions

If you can’t tolerated ground beef, try ground turkey or shredded chicken instead. Adjust the herbs and spices to your own liking. And omit the onion and scallions if they make you bloated. 

If you’re lactose-intolerant, substitute the Greek yogurt for soy yogurt. Or use a lactose-free alternative. 


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 F (180C). And line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Cut the sweet potato in thin slices. 

Step 3

In a mixing bowl, add sweet potato slices, 1/2 of olive oil, salt and pepper.


Spread the coated sweet potato slices evenly on the lined baking sheet. And place the baking sheet in the oven, about 20 minutes, flipping halfway.

Step 5

In a skillet, heat olive oil and add the chopped onion and minced garlic until sautéed. Add the ground beef, cook until browned.

Step 6

Take a plate and add about 1/3 of the sweet potatoes first. Next 1/3 of the ground beef. Top with Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese and scallions.


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