Looking for a satisfying, easy and healthy recipe to add to your rotation in the new year? These twice-baked Mexican sweet potatoes from Simply Sissom are a little spicy, super-filling and simple to prepare. The best part? They’ll totally fit into your new year’s resolution to commit to healthy eating. The ingredients, including sweet potatoes and black beans, are packed with fiber, protein and good-for-you vitamins and minerals.
Despite the name, the blogger recommends roasting the potatoes, not baking them, for the best flavor. There are some make-ahead options for this recipe, too. You could make the meat filling ahead of time and store it for two to four days, until you’re ready to make the potatoes. You could also follow the recipe, stopping short of baking the potatoes a second time, and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat them, at which point you can bake them until they’re done.
You can easily customize the recipe according to how much time and effort you want to put in. For example, you could make your own taco seasoning for the meat, but the store-bought kind works just fine, too. The same goes for the pico de gallo.
Another take on this recipe comes from Pinch of Yum. The blogger says these healthy potato “skins” would be a fit for a variety of occasions, including as a game day snack or served with a fried egg on top for breakfast.
If you make a big batch, they also make tasty and convenient leftovers. This version does not include meat, so it’s ideal for vegetarians, but adding a protein of your choice would make a great addition as well.
Do you have a hankering for some spicy loaded sweet potatoes?