Simply Amazing Grilled Sweet Potatoes

By: Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Looking for a summer comfort food?  Grilled veggies are delicious and packed with immune supportive phytonutrients. Sweet potatoes are by far one of my most favorite choices.  They are full of potassium, important for helping to control blood pressure and replenish post-exercise electrolyte needs.  Sweet potatoes are also a good source of fiber and antioxidants like beta-carotene.  Try this simple and easy-to-customize recipe next time you fire up your grill.  It’s a side that everyone’s sure to love.  Read more about white vs. sweet potatoes here.







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  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea or Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. Wash sweet potatoes.
  2. Peel if desired (I leave skin on for extra fiber and potassium).
  3. Slice into large and thick strips to prevent falling through grates, or use a grill pan.
  4. Place on serving plate and brush with olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Place on hot grill or grill pan.
  7. Grill until blackened and soft in the middle, about 10 minutes, flipping at least once.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories90
  • Fat3.5g
  • Saturated Fat0.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium180mg
  • Carbohydrates13g
  • Fiber2g
  • Sugars3g
  • Protein 1g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Stacy is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and an Integrative Nutritionist. She consults for various companies, focusing on health, wellness and innovative strategies to help increase individual’s fruit and vegetable intake. Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist; she holds a BS degree in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston, MA, with more than 20 years of experience. Stacy created and now serves as project manager and lead writer for nutrition services content on the Dana Farber website and the affiliated, nationally recognized nutrition app. Stacy is regularly featured on TV, radio, print and social media on behalf of Dana Farber and other organizations. Together with her husband, Dr. Russell Kennedy PsyD, they have a private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC. Stacy is an adjunct professor in Wellness and Health Coaching at William James College, currently teaching a graduate course in Health Coaching. Stacy is featured in the award winning documentary films, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2,” and serves on the Reboot with Joe Medical Advisory Board. Stacy lives in Wellesley with her husband, two sons and three dogs. She enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Stacy is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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