We now know that the key to healthy eating on those days when we have little time and patience is to have an arsenal of recipes that are easy to conjure, eat, and clean up.
Although sandwiches are sure winners, there is a new favorite in town: stuffed sweet potatoes. All you have to do is put them in the microwave (or roast them), fill them with ingredients, and try to eat politely.
But what do you stuff them with? Good question. Let these recipes answer.
1. Healthy Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Bowls
Sweet, Spicy … These bowls seem to have it all. They are also filled with spinach, spices and herbs. Sounds a little too healthy? By melting the melted cheddar cheese, it feels more like a treat.
2. Moroccan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
I bet you've never had this before! Here sweet potatoes are filled with an eggplant and tomato mixture topped with Moroccan spices, a combination called Zaalouk. Then the sweet potato is filled to the brim with chickpeas and tahini.
These vegan, gluten-free little boats are as beautiful as they are delicious (especially with the red bang of the pomegranate seeds). Expand your culinary horizon and let yourself be fully satisfied.
3. Baked, Stuffed and Crowded Sweet Potatoes
Are you looking for a lighter meal? There is a kale salad add-in for this. Do you want to peel everything in sight? There is also a quinoa, black bean and mushroom solution for this.
These recipes cover all the basics by offering a variety of ways to fill (and overfill) a sweet potato ̵
4. Simple sweet potatoes filled with paleo chilli
Chilli in 20 minutes? We are on board.
This recipe is exactly what it sounds like: smoky, meaty, spicy, chilli in a sweet potato bowl (genius!) Scooped in a Whole30-friendly ranch sauce. Add a pinch of spring onions and take a napkin (or five).
5. Spinach and artichoke sweet potato peels
There is spinach artichoke dip and then spinach artichoke sweet potato peels. While both are delicious and great recipe options for the game day, there is one clear winner when it comes to health: the beloved sweet potato.
These skins are filled with cheese, secret spices, and lots of vegetables, so you won't even miss the cream-filled dip and salty fries.
6. Baked sweet potatoes filled with feta cheese, olives and sun-dried tomatoes
Mediterranean ingredients are known to be delicious and filling. This recipe combines favorites like sun-dried tomatoes, olives and feta cheese to refine a Greek salad. Goodbye, sweet pita bread!
7. Sweet potatoes stuffed with broccoli
Everything tastes better with melted cheese… including broccoli, the vegetable we all wanted. So if you need an instant winner with little effort for even the most selective eaters, this is the recipe.
With such a minimalist list of ingredients (a few spices, cheese, vegetables) it's kind of a miracle as it is. Damn. Good. But we are not one who asks questions – after all, our mouths are currently full.
8. Healthy Creamy Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Ranch
We never thought we would see "healthy" and "creamy Buffalo Chicken" and "Ranch" all in the same sentence, but unfortunately we are here. Dreams really come true.
In addition to being very easy to toss together, they are also paleo and Whole 30 compliant, milk free (yes, even with the creamy factor) and gluten free. Basically it is a recipe that the whole family will like.
9. Stuffed sweet potatoes from the southwest with black beans and quinoa
Sticky, rich, filling … this recipe seems to be exactly what you expect from a stuffed sweet potato. It's basically a deconstructed burrito served in an edible bowl, and we love it.
Pro-Tip : Add some guacamole over the whole – more, a little more. That's right. Que perfecto .
10. Maple sweet potato filled with quinoa
Maple syrup resembles peanut butter; it just makes everything taste better.
In this case, it is mixed with quinoa, bacon (coconut or real – your call), grated cheese and chicken breast. The result is the ideal snack after a workout, power lunch or dinner.
11. Fried sweet potatoes with roast turkey and cranberries
Whether during the holiday season or not, there is never a time when we don't love a Thanksgiving-inspired meal.
As it turns out, sweet potatoes are a great remedy for festive goods (leftover or other) and easy to make gluten and milk free.
12. Fried grapes, goat cheese and sweet potatoes filled with honey
We are familiar with roasted vegetables, but with roasted grapes ?! This is a new concept – and we are very happy about it.
So preheat the oven, forget everything you knew about grapes, and get ready for a sweet and savory combination that will knock your socks off.
It turns out that the world of sweet potatoes offers so much more than just salt and pepper. There is light Mediterranean, herby Moroccan, spicy southwestern, make your choice.
To make life a little easier, we recommend baking a lot of sweet potatoes beforehand, cut in half. This way you can mix and match different fillings for dinner every evening of the week.