Sunday, March 11, 2012

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

This was my first meal after the was Fantastic!

I have been wanting to do something like this for a while now, but just hadn't found the right time to make it.  It is a healthy twist on a classic recipe.  We had this for dinner, and though the nutritional information below is written for the entire sweet potato, I was full after one half.


2 Sweet Potatoes
2 cups Broccoli, chopped
1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbs Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1 chicken breast
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cheese, optional


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cut sweet potatoes in half, lay cut side down on a sprayed baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Meanwhile cook and shred your chicken breast and steam your broccoli.
Slowly caramelize your onion until golden brown.

Remove sweet potatoes from oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.

Scoop out as much of the sweet potatoes as you can without breaking the skin.

Mash the sweet potatoes well and mix with the shredded chicken, broccoli, barbecue sauce, caramelized onions, and Greek yogurt.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Stuff mixture back into the potato, snack on any that wouldn't fit, sprinkle on cheddar cheese if desired, and place the stuffed sweet potato back in the oven for 15 minutes.  We both decided that unless we were short on our fat intake for the day we would skip the cheese the next time because we didn't think it added anything to the mix.

This is such an easy dinner that doesn't require many ingredients.  Raymond stated that he was "digging it", so I'd imagine this will show up on our dinner table multiple times in the future.

Makes 2 Servings.  Calories - 304g, Fat - 2.5g, Sodium - 412mg, Potassium - 1,265mg, Total Carbohydrate - 35.6g, Dietary Fiber - 7.3g, Sugars - 13.2g, Protein - 35.5g

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