Looking for a simple lunch or healthy afternoon snack that won’t leave you dragging throughout the workday? We have an easy, fulfilling and nutrient-packed recipe for you. The amazing sweet potato stuffed with healthy greens and topped with some avocado and cayenne pepper for an extra boost of flavor and energy.
Baked Sweet Potato with Greens
Makes 2 servings
2 pricked sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 thinly sliced small onion
1 stemmed and chopped bunch of Swiss chard (or another favorite green vegetable, such as collard greens, spinach or kale)
1 sliced avocado
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake sweet potatoes until tender, about 45 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Add chard (or other greens) and cook, stirring until bright green and wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.
3. To serve, split potatoes and top each with the greens mixture and half of the sliced avocado. Season with cayenne, salt and a squeeze of lemon.
It gets better! If you’re tight on time, no worries, we have a quick version of this same recipe.
Pre-make the greens and onion mixture and save until you’re ready to eat. Pop a sweet potato in the microwave for seven to 10 minutes. Split it open and stuff with the veggie mixture. Top it with the avocado, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, a sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of lemon. And, you have a wholesomely fulfilling lunch in no time.
Recipe originally found at marthastewart.com.
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