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PRO meal: Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes

I’m fully convinced that everything goes with sweet potato.

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You can add more sweet (butter, brown sugar and cinnamon = the trifecta of foodgasms) or use the sweet potato as a lovely complement to your favorite savory dishes. One of my all-time favorite sweet potato combos: atop a salad with rotisserie chicken, goat cheese and balsamic dressing- it’s absolutely heavenly.

Here’s a new favorite:

Mexican stuffed sweet potato

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Most of the components to this meal were made in my Sunday prep, so I just needed to quickly combine, heat and eat.

Oh, and serve bites to a tiny opera singer in her high chair.

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Components:

-Baked sweet potato

-Marinated chicken

-Goat cheese

-Beans (we had kidney on hand, but anything would work!)

-Salad greens

-Salsa

-Cilantro

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This would also be fantastic with tempeh instead of chicken, or a dollop of Greek yogurt and some sliced scallions.

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Hope you enjoy this quick and easy lunch combo! <3

xoxo

Gina

 

 

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39 Comments

  1. Christine on March 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    My husband and I have been making a very similar meal and we love it!

  2. Thomas on March 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    This is a great ideas..I love mexican food and also sweet potatoes..never thought of putting them together!

  3. Ashley on March 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    YUM!! I will definitely have to try this. I have little experience with sweet potatoes myself, but they look delish!

  4. lucie on March 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Holy Yummm!!! I am in love with Sweet Potatoes and this one looks really good!!! Maybe we can pair it with my spanish sweet potato tortilla I made today? ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://swissfitchick.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/sweet-but-savory-spanish-tuesday-recipe/

  5. Ashley @ Life and Fitness on March 12, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    This looks really good! I agree that anything on a sweet potato is awesome.

  6. Allison @ Train Eat Repeat on March 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    all I can say is OMG that looks great

  7. Abby on March 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Fact: I love anything that contains cilantro. I sometimes just munch on a few leaves from our plant. Everyone who has ever seen me do this thinks I’m crazy haha. That being said, this looks amazing!

    • Fitnessista on March 12, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      i love cilantro, too! it’s funny because a lot of people seem to dislike it- i can’t get enough ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Mia on March 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Delish! I would just add an insane amount of avocado on top along with my friend Cholula. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on March 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      this is why we’re friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Ali @ Peaches and Football on March 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Mmmm I love sweet potatoes!!!

    Too cute about the little opera singer. One never knows ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Janine @ The Purple Giraffe on March 12, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Haha, too funny – I have the fixins for this in the crockpot right now, ready to be scooped over sweet potatoes when I get home!

  11. Yaara Leve on March 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    That chicken looks so good! How did you marinate it?

  12. Amanda @ .running with spoons. on March 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I’ve been on a huuuuuge salsa kick lately, so this meal sounds absolutely perfect. I’m never able to decide if I prefer sweet potatoes sweet or savory, so I think I’m just going to give up and say they’re amazing both ways.

    Happy Tuesday!

  13. tess on March 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    “tiny opera singer” = too cute! this meal looks perfect- will definitely be making, but maybe minus the chicken. i am so bad at making chicken, but will probably try out how you made it on sunday.

  14. Caitlin on March 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I LOVE stuffed sweet potatoes! Refried beans are an awesome option too for this ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Ella on March 12, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    That looks so delicious! Sweet potato…one of my favorites!

  16. Anne on March 12, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Yummmm!

    I am mildly (as in completely) obsessed with potatoes of all kinds!
    One of my favorite ways to eat them loaded with substantive toppings like chicken and marinara, I’ve never tried a Mexican theme though, now I’m inspired, wohoo!

  17. Haley @ fullnfit on March 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    So good and so easy! Thanks for doing this PRO meals series ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Kerri on March 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I used to detest sweet potatoes but now I eat them each night before a half marathon! My favorite: baked sweet potato topped with scrambled egg whites, goat cheese and raspberry preserves. YUM!

  19. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on March 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    So quick and easy and it looks delicious!

  20. Tiff on March 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Funny sweet potato story… I used to think butter, brown sugar and cinnamon was the only way to eat a sweet potato… until I found your blog. Savory sweet potatoes soon became my favorite… butter, sour cream/greek yogurt, salt, pepper, chives, cumin, cayenne, paprika, you name it. Best discovery ever (thank you for that!) Anyway, a couple of months a ago we went to a local BBQ joint, and I ordered their giant russet baked potato for my meal, with butter, sour cream and chives. After we ordered, paid and sat down, the guy came over and said he was sooooooooo sorry, but they just ran out of baked potatoes. I asked if they still had sweet potatoes (they have them on the dessert menu with cinnamon butter) and he said they did, so I said perfect I’ll just have a sweet potato instead, with butter, sour cream and chives. He gave me the longest blank stare and finally said, “Uuuuuuhhhhhh, you know what a sweet potato is, right???” He clearly thought I was crazy but once he brought me my sweet potato he said it actually looked and smelled so good he was going to try one for dinner. Spreading the sweet potato love. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on March 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I couldn’t agree more about sweet potatoes. I love love love them! I made a very similar meal for dinner using butternut squash. It was delicious!

  22. Laura on March 13, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Yayyyyy I LOVE when you offer quick meal ideas — usually I eat a sort of “mixed plate” for dinner or repeat the same boring but healthy/quick meals. It’s nice to have ideas for “real” meals sometimes, so thank you!!

    Also, I have been using (abusing? ha!) the workouts on your fitness page lately and just wanted to say THANK YOU for organizing and listing them out! It’s so helpful to pop over and quickly select a fun and heart-pumping workout a few minutes before the gym. I am especially liking all your later workouts that don’t rely much on the weight machines and instead use all the fun stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep at it, mama!

  23. Nadja on March 13, 2013 at 6:11 am

    wow this looks delicious! Hope you put it on pinterest (yes i’m a pinterest lover ;))! Need to try this as soon as possible!

  24. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 13, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I love Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes too! I always stuff mine with black beans cooked with onion and cumin, plain Greek yogurt, pico de gallo and guacamole. I love the flavours in yours with the chicken and goat cheese though – I want to try that next time!

  25. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on March 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I just started eating sweet potatoes and I have yet to do anything with them aside from dicing and roasting them. This looks great!

  26. Katie Fox on March 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I have made a version of this before and it was amazing! I agree sweet potatoes are good with just about anything! Where do you find shredded goat cheese? The only kind I find at the store is a creamy log of goat cheese.

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

      quite a few grocery stores (i like the tj’s brand) have blocks of goat gouda and goat cheddar- you just use a cheese grater to shred it up ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Katie Fox on March 13, 2013 at 10:29 am

        I will have to look more closely next time I am at the store. Thank you!

  27. Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite on March 13, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I’ve been stuffing my sweet potatoes with anything I have laying around and it always turns out great! Sweet potatoes work magic

  28. Ashley Smith on March 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Yum! I’m a sweet potato fan for sure. I make a meal similar to this at least once or twice a week, but I normally throw a fried egg on top. The drippy yolk goodness is a wonderful “sauce”. Delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Brittany @ Kitchen::Candid on March 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Have you ever had white sweet potatoes before?!!?! I didn’t know such things existed until I found some at my grocery store. They are amazing and kinda surreal. I made a tasty white sweet potato and cheddar corn chowder…it was a HUGE hit!

  30. Patrick S on March 15, 2013 at 4:58 am

    This looks like a really great recipe. Bookmarking this to try soon. I think I’ll also add the Greek yogurt topping you suggests. Cheers.

  31. Jay on March 28, 2013 at 12:12 am

    So, I am loving my new healthy eating, my husband, not so much. If it doesn’t have fried, meat, cheese or some such combo, it’s not a meal to him. I finally bought kale and it’s been sitting in my crisper because I can’t figure out how to incorporate it into a “family” meal. Don’t even let me get started on my child who refuses to eat all but three things, none of them green. How do you ladies get your husband on board with your great eating habits? Especially if you didn’t meet, date, marry, have a child, on this healthy diet?

    • Fitnessista on March 28, 2013 at 1:59 am

      have you considered making kale chips with the kale?? it seems to be a hit with almost everyone!

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