Sweet Potatoes are the least talked about distant member of the potato family, but you’d be foolish to ignore them for long. Sweet potatoes are a great source of complex carbs, which means they digest slowly over time and don’t spike your body’s blood sugar levels like simple carbs like potatoes and white rice do. They are high in dietary fiber and beta-carotene, which is then converted to vitamin A in our bodies. Vitamin A is beneficial in promoting increased immune function, proper cell division and growth, and also in maintaining healthy vision. They are excellent when pureed, fried, baked, and even when used in soups and curries. Here are 5 ways you can make themed sweet potato side dishes to break up the monotony of your workweek lunches.