July 9, 2010

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a favorite of mine.  Every time I find a new way to eat them, I get all sorts of excited.  Lately I have had a mild obsession with eating stuffed sweet potatoes for lunch.  It is fast, delicious, and one of those meals that knock out your veggie requirement for the day.

To start, get a medium sized (about 5 inches) sweet potato.  Wash, dry, and poke it with a fork.

Microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until the sweet potato is soft through out.  While waiting on the microwave, mix some black beans, corn, and salsa in a bowl.  I have been known to throw some peas, chicken, or rice into the mix, too.  Honestly it all depends on what is in the fridge on any given afternoon.

Part of what keeps the obsession with this meal going is the chipotle salsa.  I could eat this stuff all day long.  I'm choosy about the brand, but it is absolutely delicious.

Once everything is mixed, slice open the sweet potato, and mash down the inside with a fork.

Stuff as much stuffing into the potato as it will hold, and top with a dollop of guacamole or sour cream and enjoy.

Second to how delicious this is, is the fact that the entire meal is less than 300 calories!

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cooke Time:  10 minutes  Servings:Calories per Serving: 289


1 medium sweet potatoes 
¼ cup black beans
¼ cup corn
¼ cup salsa
1 tablespoon guacamole


Wash and dry the sweet potato, then poke several times with a fork.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes until the potato becomes soft through out.

While potato cooks  mix the black beans, corn, and salsa in a small bowl.

Cut open the cooked potato and mash the insides down with a fork.  Fill with the bean mix, and top with guacamole.

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