Sweet Potato Hash

I LOVE carbs it is not a secret ha! I know for a fact that is how I became 50 lbs overweight and I also have learned the difference between good carbs and carbs that are not so good for you. Nope, they are not all created equal and YES we ALL need carbs..... Literally, your brain functions on carbs so take them away from your diet and you will be foggy and let's not forget HANGRY. 

The #1 carb that you should be eating more of is sweet potatoes. They are so yummy and will keep you full and your body happy! Think I can chase my toddler around all day kinda energy. 

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  1. I have been LOVING these for breakfast paired with some carmalized red onions and eggs. I have made these into a SIMPLE meal by pre-cooking the sweet potato because when the mood strikes and you need food the last thing I want to do is wait too long to make it. By that time I will end up grabbing something I should not have. 

SUPER SECRET NINJA TRICK is to scrub the skin, stab a few time ha, and then cook in the microwave. once cooled enough just cut them into little disks so they are ready when you are! 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • OPTIONAL thin sliced red onion 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Scrub the sweet potato, poke a few holes with knife or fork.
  2. Place in Microwave ( I use the Potato feature ) cook until soft
  3. Allow a few minutes for cooling so you can cut the potato into disks leaving the skin on because there are so many nutrients in the skin. ( PREP TIP: you can stop here and once cooled put in the fridge then pop them out any time you want them)
  4. Preheat nonstick pan to medium-high heat, add oil. Once the pan is hot add your sweet potatoes ( I love to cook onions with this at the same time too) sautee for about 3 minutes on each side flipping until both sides are toasy brown and slightly crispy. 
  5. Salt and pepper to taste and ENJOY! 

 

 

Chipotle Sweet Potato & Apple Soup

The cool crisp air has arrived and that usually means heavier heartier meals to battle the cold weather! I developed this soup in mind for my November Challenge Group. I want to show how you can use simple inexpensive ingredients to create crave-able healthy meals that will not only satisfy your cozy cravings and appetite but also help you reach your health and fitness goals! If you would like to join the Eat. Drink. Get Fit. The Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge please fill out the form at the top of the Page!

 

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Sweet Potatoes, peeled and small diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 Red Onion Diced
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 2 Fuji Apples diced with skin on
  • 1/2 tsp Siracha
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 40 oz Vegetable Broth

*Optional feta cheese and green onions for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425

2. Place Sweet Potatoes on baking sheet with olive oil, salt and pepper roasting for 20-25 min or until tender

3. Add 1 tbs of olive oil to a saute pan on medium heat, saute apples, carrots & onions for 5- 10 minutes until the apples are soft.

4. while they are cooking add salt, cumin, garlic, & siracha

5. Combine sweet Potatoes, apple mixture and Vegetable broth to a blender and blend on high until smooth.

To make the soup thinner, just add more broth! Serve immediately & Enjoy!