After a hard workout, I rarely - okay, never - feel like preparing an elaborate meal. Mixing, stirring, baking, etc. are the last things I want to do. I want to eat, and I want the food ready fast. But I also don't want to resort to convenience foods that are filled with salt, fat and who knows what else.
That's why I love sweet potatoes.
health benefits and there are so many ways you can prepare them.
Because I'm usually too impatient to wait for potatoes to bake in the oven, I usually "bake" them in the microwave. After baking, here are my favorite toppings:
The Basic Maple
1 tsp pure maple syrup
Sprinkle of cinnamon
The Southwest Potato
Black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 avocado, chopped
Sprinkle of low-fat pepper jack cheese
The Cajun Style Potato
3/4 - 1 cup jambalaya
Note: Try this recipe and sub in brown rice and lean turkey sausage to up the nutrition.
I want to know: What's your go-to dinner when you want something easy and fast? Also, anyone have any sweet potato recipes to share?