Loaded sweet potato

Loaded sweet potato

IMG_0504I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes for their high Vitamin A content. It makes it a perfect meal choice for kids also.

The goodness doesn’t just stop there. They are also loaded with antioxidants so great for mopping up free radicals in the body hence reducing the risk of cancers and not to mention giving you glowing skin. On the subject of skin, they also are a good source of Vitamin C which only adds to beautifying your skin even further and vitamins and minerals.

You generally have two options; bake or fry them. You know which one is my favourite.

I am a sucker for sweet potato fries and if they are on the menu, then you know I will order them over regular fries anyday. Who else is with me on this one? Those that know me, know that I am very particular about my fries in that they have to be piping hot otherwise my ‘please waiter can you come over wave’ comes into play for an exchange. Call me over the top/fussy, but fries have to be hot.

On a very busy day (happens a lot), I only had less than 30 minutes to prepare dinner for the little munchkin before putting him into his sleep routine so I quickly put together this loaded sweet potato option and he actually loved it surprisingly enough so I thought I would share this with you guys. It is great meal option for both adults and kids. I for one never cook a separate dish for my tot. I am totally against cooking twice, I mean who has time for that?

Scroll down for the step by step method.

Feel free to add whatever toppings you like. I am a huge fan of avocados, feta cheese and almonds so chose these, plus I love a bit of extra protein in my diet.

3 step method

1-Bake your potato (usually takes around 20 minutes, depending on the size of it)

2-Layer some green leaves on a plate

3-Cut open the potato, layer on your avocado slices and crumbled feta cheese and finish by sprinkling on some feta. Add a drizzle of some olive oil to finish.

IMG_0508Research has shown that around 3-5 grams of fat with your meal increases the uptake of beta-carotene from the sweet potato.

How do you like your potatoes?



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