NNM #3- Sweet Potatoes: A New Take on Dinner

National Nutrition Month Week 3 Focus: Sweet Potatoes

#TrocaireCollege #Nutrition and Dietetics faculty member Tiffany Sandroni, RD, snapped this photo of her healthy meal for #NationalNutritionMonth. That's a kale salad with feta, black beans, onion, and sweet potato- An easy meal thrown together in just minutes if you #mealprep ahead by baking a few sweet potatoes. #TCbestforkforward
From the Trocaire College Instagram: #Nutrition and Dietetics faculty member Tiffany Sandroni snapped this photo of her healthy meal for #NationalNutritionMonth. That’s a kale salad with feta, black beans, onion, and sweet potato- an easy meal thrown together in just minutes if you #mealprep ahead by baking a few sweet potatoes. #TCbestforkforward

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!


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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