Happy Friyay! As promised, I have a delicious recipe for you guys involving stuffed sweet potatoes.
I hope you are sweet potato lovers, like we are in this house.
Let’s just talk about these little guys for a second – choc full of vitamins and minerals, fiber and low in calories. They are a gagillion times better than white potatoes in terms of antioxidants and nutrient density. They are also naturally gluten free, if that’s your thing. No need to fret – these pretty much make the cut on any diet known to man. They are very natural and earthy so eat more of them.
We had some chilly weather here in Charlotte earlier this week, and I was debating between making some kind of warm stew, but that didn’t happen. But these did. And these just didn’t last long enough. So I made them twice!
- 2 large sweet potatoes, washed
- 2 chicken sausages (I used Kirkwood’s spinach and feta)
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. ground cumin
- ¼ tsp dried basil
- Goat cheese or shredded cheese
- BBQ sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until tender, about 40-50 minutes, depending on size of potatoes.
- In a small bowl, mix your spices and lime juice and set aside. Dice or thinly slice chicken sausage and let them marinade in mixture (you could also marinade it after cooking as well).
- When the potatoes have about 10 minutes left, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and saute onions. After about 3-4 minutes, add in cut chicken sausage and spice mixture.
- When the sweet potatoes are done, let them cool for 5-10 minutes. Cut sweet potatoes in half and scoop out some of the sweet potato flesh (I removed about a third)*. Fill remaining sweet potatoes with seasoned chicken mixture, then top with goat cheese, avocado and BBQ sauce.
*Note: I used my removed sweet potato flesh and mixed it with veggies the following next day. You could also use it for mashed sweet potatoes.
I even topped my second batch with some peach salsa. On pointttt.
So, if you try this recipe, let me know what you think!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends. I have an exercise post coming up for ya on Monday, as requested. If you have anything you’d like to read, please let me know!
What’s your favorite way to eat a sweet potato?
What was the highlight of your week?