Southwestern Stuffed sweet potatoes are full of beans, corn, and spices! A dash of lime and cilantro and you have one kicked up healthy meal! These bad boys only have 230 calories for a WHOLE (2 halves) potato!!!
Today I have a recipe for you that is not only super tasty, but SUPER healthy! Personally, we have been trying to eat healthier now that it’s a new year, and this is a great recipe to keep you full, but not load a bunch of calories onto your hips. It’s incredibly quick to make, and totally yummy. These Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are seriously delicious and the perfect weeknight meal!
When I make these, I take the easy way – microwaving the potatoes. It’s quick, it’s easy, and I am done in 10 minutes. However, if you have more time on your hands, or say you spend an hour in the beginning of the week cooking a bunch of potatoes, then by all means use your oven. Bake these bad boys for about 50 minutes, on 350 degrees, and they should be pretty tender. Like I mentioned, though, I used my microwave: High power, 8-10 minutes, and BOOM, done. Make sure you poke holes in the potatoes before you cook them!
While the potatoes are cooking, you can whip up your filling – it’s super quick and easy. You only need a handful of ingredients: onions, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime, and cilantro. Cook everything up in your skillet and BOOM, done. You’re going to scoop out a bit of the potato filling (save that stuff for later, yum!), and then load it up with your southwestern filling! Add a dollop of Greek yogurt (extra protein), a sprinkle of cheese, and garnish with cilantro. Like I said, so easy, so good. The best part about these, they only have about 230 calories for the WHOLE (2 halves) potato (interested in all the nutritional info, scroll all the way to the bottom)! I don’t know about you, but I feel like you can’t really beat that! I feel like you can eat this as a side to your main dish, or you can eat it as the main dish; it’s totally versatile!
I whipped up a quick video for y’all so you can see just how easy it is to make these Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.
Things you might need to make this recipe:
Skillet for cooking up the ingredients
Baking/microwave safe dishes for when you cook your sweet potatoes!
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Nutritional information for Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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