TAKE 3 MED SIZED WASHED WITH SKIN ON WHOLE SWEET POTATOES AND CUT INTO LARGE ROUND SLICES LIKE IN THE PICTURE (keep the skin on-lots of nutrition in them) THEN BOIL IN POT FOR 10 MIN.
WHILE POTATOES ARE BOILING:
CHOP 2 CELERY RIBS AND 1 QUARTER OF A MED ONION OF YOUR CHOICE
IN BOWL ADD CELERY, ONION, 2 HEAPING TBSP OF PLAIN 0% GREEK YOGURT AND 1 HEAPING TBSP SPICY BROWN MUSTARD
WHEN POTATOES ARE DONE, DRAIN AND RUN COOL WATER OVER THEM.
ADD THEM TO THE BOWL AND SPRINKLE WITH SALT, PEPPER AND FRESH PARSLEY OR DILL.
MIX GENTLY TO COAT THE POTATOES AND CHILL IN THE FRIDGE.
**CAN ALSO ADD HARD BOILED EGGS IF YOU WANT-I SUGGEST 2 OR 3**
BRING IT TO YOUR SUMMER PARTIES OR JUST MAKE AS A SIDE DISH FOR DINNER WHENEVER! I MADE A BATCH AND HAVE BEEN EATING IT FOR BREAKFAST, SNACK, LUNCH AND DINNER ALL WEEK! IT’S PRETTY MUCH DELICIOUS AND GOES WITH EVERYTHING!
2 large yams or sweet potatoes-peeled and sliced or cubed
8 oz chopped pineapple
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tbsp butter
1/3 c orange juice
Toss together in baking dish and bake covered in 385 degree oven for 45 to 55 min (yes, it’s that easy!)
Coconut Almond Chicken
Take 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut almond milk and whisk together with 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt in a shallow dish and set aside. In another shallow dish take 1/4 c millet flour, flaxseed meal or almond meal and mix together with 1/2 c panko or whole grain bread crumbs, 1/2 c unsweetened coconut flakes and 1/4 c finely chopped almonds.
Take 1.5 lbs chicken or turkey breast and cut into tenders. Dip each tender in the milk/yogurt and then in the flour/coconut/breadcrumb mix.
Place on baking sheet and bake at 385 for 35 to 40 min flipping over halfway through.
***FIT Tip***chose your ingredients wisely- Millet flour vs white flour, unsweetened coconut vs. sweetened, Greek yogurt vs. regular yogurt. Better ingredients=a better you!!!
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes-maybe my favorite thing to eat in the whole world!
Step 1: Microwave sweet potatoes until able to cut in half and scoop out 3/4 of the inside.
Step 2: Add scooped sweet potato to 1 heaping tbsp plain Greek yogurt, 1 heaping tbsp skim ricotta cheese, 1/4 c almond milk (optional), 1/4 c black beans and 1/4 c crumbled blue cheese to mixing bowl.
Step 3: Mix together with hand mixer until well blended and slightly fluffy then scoop mixture into hollowed out sweet potatoes.
Step 4: Bake for 15 to 20 min at 375 degrees
Other combos to try for the stuffing:
Spinach or kale, black beans, Greek yogurt and feta cheese
3 oz chicken, handful of mushrooms, steamed asparagus made only with lemon juice and balsamic vinegar, roasted sweet potatoes brushed with olive oil, cinnamon and black pepper then topped with smashed black beans.
Let me tell you some of the awesome health benefits of this meal! Not only does it include roughly 1 part good fat, 3 parts carbs and 2 parts protein but it is packed with vitamin D, high in fiber, vitamin A and C-these antioxidants also work as anti-inflammatories, and can reduce the symptoms of arthritis and asthma. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of copper, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin B6. They also contain thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. I cannot say enough awesome things about sweet potatoes!!! The black beans are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids! Then there is the asparagus-deliciously made with only lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Asparagus has hardly any calories, no fat, no cholesterol and no sodium….it may make your pee smell but the folate-good for heart health, the fiber and the inulin-good for digestive health is well worth the trade off!!! This meal makes me smile big! It tastes so good and is so ridiculously good for you!