I LOVE sweet potatoes! These “tubers” offer great carbohydrate sources, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and are perfect for post workout glycogen restoration. With that in mind, you still need to enforce portion control, and watch what you’re serving with those potatoes! If they are covered in a cup of cheese and full fat beef…maybe not the greatest choice. BUT, if they are served with baby greens, mixed vegetables, a touch of butter and some protein…you’ve got a winning meal!
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients (for 4 servings)
4 Medium Sized Sweet Potatoes
1 Cup Chopped Bell Peppers
2-3 Tbsp Chopped Onion
1 LB Lean Ground Meat (I chose turkey)
1/2 Cup Corn (if canned, rinse and drain)
1Tb Olive Oil
Seasoning to taste> I opted for some chipotle and a bit of cayenne
~ Wash the potatoes and pat dry.
~ Pierce each one with a fork a few times and place on a baking sheet lined with tin foil
~ Bake at 425 for 30-40 minutes, or until they pierce easily with a fork
~ While they bake, heat your oil in a fry pan with the onion.
~ Add ground meat and when half cooked add in pepper and corn.
Cook until meat is ready.
~ You can add seasoning to the meat mixture, or wait and sprinkle it over prepared potatoes.
~ When potatoes are ready, slice down the center, separate, and add your filling 🙂
As always, experiment with what you have, and feel free to try another type of potato. Let me know what you think!