These crispy stuffed sweet potato skins are delicious – and of course healthy, packed with kale, quinoa, chickpeas and drizzled with a lemon herb tahini dressing.
In my book, kale, chickpeas and sweet potatoes go together like PB+J. I can eat this trio together for days on end and not get sick of it. While I usually stir-fry them together with spices, this version is a new insta-worthy twist. Plus, since this new combo is rich in plant-based protein, fiber, and nutrients, it keeps me satisfied for hours.
How to Serve Healthy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Serve half as an appetizer or side, or serve the whole sweet potato, overflowing with kale, quinoa, and chickpeas for a meal.
These are also great to batch cook or make ahead, as you can reheat them in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Now that would be a jazzy meal to come home to after a long day at work!
What do Healthy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Taste Like?
The sweet potatoes are cooked to perfection, with a slightly crisp outer shell, yet soft interior. (Tip from The Real Food Grocery Guide: Did you know you can—and should—eat the skin of sweet potatoes? They provide a plethora of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, potassium, and iron, as well as fiber. Just make sure they are organic to avoid agricultural chemicals, dye, or wax.)
The filling is made from a blend of sautéed kale, chickpeas, quinoa, onions, and spices. Then, it’s all topped off with a delicious and creamy lemon herb tahini sauce.
Try These Healthy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers meal plans, ongoing group workshops both in NYC and online, and writes healthy and delicious recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke. Praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazine, it was a #1 new release on Amazon.