Mmmm Mmmm Mexican Sweet Potato Bowl

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A few weeks ago, I discovered Chelcie’s Food Files, a fun blog documenting Chelcie’s healthy eats and lifestyle as a college student. (Bonus: she goes to University of Delaware, which just makes me miss being a Blue Hen!)

After discovering my love for sweet potato fries and Chelcie’s recipe for Mexican Sweet Potato Bowls, I knew I had a new recipe I needed to try! For Sunday dinner, I whipped up my own “Mmm Mmm Mexican Sweet Potato Bowls” — they’re healthy, filling, and oh-so-delicious!

Mexican Sweet Potato Bowl
Serves 1

  • 1/2 of a sweet potato, cut into small cubes and roasted (You can follow this recipe.)
  • Shredded chicken
  • 1 cup peppers & onions (I used frozen)
  • 1/4 cup corn (I used frozen)
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • Reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Chopped lettuce (optional)
  1. Spray a large pan with cooking spray. Add peppers, onions, corn, and chicken. Sprinkle chili powder, cumin, and paprika over top.
  2. On a large plate, place cooked sweet potato cubes and sprinkle cilantro over top.
  3. When chicken and vegetables are cooked through, pour over top sweet potatoes. Top with cheese, salsa, lettuce, and enjoy!

How to “level up” this recipe

  • Add in some more vegetables, such as zucchini and tomatoes.
  • Add in 1/4 cup of drained black beans or lentils.
  • If you have some healthy guacamole on hand, spread that on top for some added nutrition.

How to “level down” this recipe

  • Feel free to ground beef or turkey rather than the shredded chicken.
  • For some added flavor, add sour cream on top!
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