a loaded baked sweet potato

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loaded sweet potato

While watching The Biggest Loser and eating a bowl of ice cream the other night, (because naturally that’s what one does when watching a TV show about losing weight) I was introduced to an amazing new dinner recipe: The loaded baked sweet potato.

Since Andrew was out of town last week on business (and he believes a meal isn’t a meal without meat) I thought I would give this veggie dish a try.

It’s not only extremely delicious and satisfying but it’s a much healthier option to the regular loaded baked potato with sour cream, bacon bits and cheese. Plus its easy to make! If I can do it, anyone can.

You’ll need:

– a sweet potato or two depending if you are cooking for more than one!

– plain Greek yogurt

– tsp olive oil

– red bell pepper

– white onion

– green onion/scallion

– black beans

-tsp chili powder

– pinch of cumin, salt, paprika

– salsa

The great thing about this recipe is you could add more veggies, or cheese and or spices depending on your preferences.

Step 1: Poke holes in your potato and heat potato in the microwave. Most microwaves have a baked potato button… press it!

Step 2: In a sauce pan heat the olive oil and add in the white onion and red pepper (might help to dice them first!) Once the onions start to caramelize add in the spices, black beans and green onions until well mixed and heated.

Step 3: Take potato out of the microwave and cut it so that the top is split–whether in half or you just cut out a hole– give yourself enough space to load up your potato!

Step 4: In a separate bowl, mix the greek yogurt with some chili powder.

Step 5: Load up time! This is how I did it: I first spread the salsa on the potato, followed by my sautéed veggies and then topped it off with greek yogurt on top.

And there you have it. A loaded baked sweet potato!

Interested in more healthy recipes like this? I often get inspired by my friends’ foodie blogs like: Gretchen at gsnackingcruz, Chloe at chloe’s countertop and Jacquilyn at jacquilyn in the kitchen.

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