Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Hot and Ready!
This may be the most satisfying breakfast I've had in a long time.
Ever since returning from Israel, I've been on a hard-boiled egg kick. And thank goodness! Hard-boiled eggs provide the good fats our brains need to thrive. Their monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats stabilize blood cholesterol levels, lower overall risk of heart disease, and regulate insulin in the blood. They are also naturally high in protein - which is so important for us vegetarians! At 80 calories a pop, they even help boost eye health thanks to Vitamin A, and strengthen our bones with the help of Vitamin D.
Hard-boiled eggs may be a new fad, but sweet potatoes and I enjoy a long love affair. Considered one of the world's healthiest foods, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin C, manganese, cooper, potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and phosphorus. To top it off, they satisfy the biggest appetite due high amounts of dietary fiber. And did I mention they're delicious? Don't be afraid to top your sweet potatoes with any range of sweet and savory favorites. Some of my go-to toppings include bananas, almond butter and cinnamon, avocado and tomatoes, or today's breakfast - hummus and hard-boiled eggs!
xoxo sweet potatoes. We'll meet again tomorrow.
Mediterranean-Inspired Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
1 small sweet potato
2 tablespoons hummus
1/4 avocado, mashed
.5 cup parsley, loosely chopped
1 hard-boiled egg
Crushed red pepper, ground black pepper, rosemary to taste
1. First wash and steam the sweet potato. The easiest (and fastest) way to do this is by poking a few holes in the potato with a fork and then placing in a microwave-safe bowl with a little water. Zap the sweet potato in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes, flipping occasionally.
2. Combine the hummus and 1/4 avocado in a bowl and stir until well-mixed and creamy.
3. Split steamed sweet potato. Option to bake steamed sweet potato at 350 for a few minutes to get a "toast" texture. Then spread the hummus and avocado generously to both sides. Finish by placing slices of your hard-boiled egg on top, and sprinkle your sweet potato boats with parsley, pepper and rosemary to taste. Enjoy!