These stuffed sweet potatoes are pretty much the business. I mean you get a little spice, a little sweet, a little savory all in the same bite. The ingredients are simple, the process is easy, and dinner will be ready in no time.
So, I’ve been taking a lot of time to workout lately. If you follow me on Instagram I recently shared a little more insight into my body image journey. Which was hella scary for me. I had no idea how everyone was going to react to it. Would it be a “pity” post, or would people just be nasty because I don’t look like the typical health food blogger? Of course, because I have the best family in the world, it was none of those things. Instead, it was my family coming together to let me know I’m strong, fearless and beautiful.
That was so super important for me to hear because I feed off of other people’s energy. I think it’s one thing to want validation from others. But, I get my inspiration for you and a lot of other people in my life. I want to be able to say I have people I look up to for inspiration NOT validation. You feel me? So in conclusion (everyone always says this but it’s so important), surround yourself with people who make you better. There were many times when I didn’t take advantage of that. I wanted to do a lot on my own. I always felt I had to prove myself on my own. But there is something even more inspiring about surrounding yourself with people who challenge you. People who make you get up and do those things you’ve always wanted to do.
So that brings me back to working out. Because of my BOSS ass friends, I’ve really been committing to getting a daily workout in. We inspire each other to get it done in fun ways. Now, for someone like me who doesn’t jump for joy when it comes to working out, it’s truly a blessing to have people who challenge me in that aspect of my life.
STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
VEGAN II GLUTEN-FREE
Another reason why I love these stuffed sweet potatoes so much is that I’ve been eating vegan on my more intense workout days. There is no crazy reason for that. I have just been experimenting, it’s been working out for me and I feel more energized on those days. I don’t always eat totally vegan the whole day, but it’s nice to switch it up.
These stuffed sweet potatoes are delicious, easy, and filling so you don’t feel deprived at all. So give it a try and let me know if you miss the meat at all.
- 4 sweet potatoes (washed, scrubbed and dried)
- 2 tbsp. Avocado oil
- 1/2 an onion (diced)
- 1/2 a bell pepper (diced)
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 can black beans
- 1/4 tsp Chinese five spice
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp vegetable broth
- 1/2 an avocado (sliced)
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 tsp curry powder
- First, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Using a fork, poke a few holes into each potato and transfer to a baking sheet.
- Roast for 45-50 minutes until potatoes are cooked through.
- While potatoes cook, heat avocado oil in a large skillet. Then add onions, bell pepper, and garlic and sauté until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
- Now stir in black beans, chili powder, Chinese five spice, crushed red pepper flakes, vegetable broth and simmer for a ~3 minutes. At this point, you can taste and add more salt if necessary.
- In a small bowl, whisk together coconut cream, curry powder and a small pinch of salt and set aside.
- Now, remove potatoes from the oven, slice each potato open and fill with black bean mixture.
- Then, finish with coconut cream and avocado slices.
- Serve immediately with a green salad or other roasted vegetables.
If you aren’t vegan or just don’t enjoy vegan meals, you can add chorizo or andouille sausage to the black bean filling.