National Nutrition Month Week 3 Focus: Sweet Potatoes
Cooking meals can feel like so much work. Why spend time mindlessly chopping veggies when your go-to take out spot is only a phone call away? Does it really help save money?
While treating yourself is an easy way to temporarily boost happiness, sticking to the kitchen is nearly always a healthier option. Sneaky add-ins like sugar-heavy sauces and high-sodium cheese, hefty piled portions, and seemingly innocent sides of chips sure do taste good, but when consumed regularly, they don’t do the body good. And they usually cost a pretty penny.
The key to making meal prep both feasible and desirable is finding mouthwatering meals that are simple to whip up, eat up, and clean up. And there’s a new favorite in town: stuffed sweet potatoes. All you need to do is pop them in the microwave (or roast them), stuff ’em with ingredients, and enjoy a fast, healthy dinner.
Here is a roundup of the Trocaire Wellness Committee’s favorite stuffed sweet potato recipes. Enjoy!
- Kale, Mushrooms, Beans and Chipotle
- Thai Peanut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Spinach and Artichoke Sweet Potato Stuffing
- Quinoa Stuffed Maple Sweet Potato
- Roasted Grape, Goat Cheese and Honey
- Mediterranean Feta, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes
- Spinach, Walnuts and Cranberries
Plus: Trocaire students and employees, these recipes are perfect for our “Put Your Best Fork Forward” promotion! Remember to tag your food pictures with our #TCBestForkForward and #NationalNutritionMonth during March to be entered to win a $25 gift card to Trader Joe’s or Wegman’s!
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