One of my favourite healthy wholefood plant-based dinner is this Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Packed with flavour, easy to make and loved by my whole family it is a perfect mid week dinner.
As mentioned this vegan recipe for Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes is wholefood plant-based meaning it it oil-free and free of processed foods. I aim to eat more and more wfpb recipes as a family especially during the week as I know eating wfpb is the healthiest way to eat.
I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes too and we use them all the time in baking, stews, soups or for healthy homemade chips. They are a cheap healthy source of complex carbohydrates. My kids only really like it if paired with avocado or in baking haha (Like in my sweet potato brownies or apple and sweet potato muffins in Healthy Little Tummies)
WFPB Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:
WFPB Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 can black beans
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 brown onion
- 1 red capsicum
- 1 corn
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 4-6 small tomatoes
- 1 avocado
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tsp cumin powder
- 2 tsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 fresh chilli
- 1 lime
- 1. Make holes in the sweet potatoes, and bake them for 40-60 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius in the oven.
- While the sweet potatoes cook, cook the garlic, onion, capsicum and tomatoes in water in a pan.
- Then add the spices, black beans and diced tomatoes and leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Smash the avocado and add the lime juices and nutritional yeast.
- Once the sweet potatoes are baked, slice them in half and top them with the cooked beans, avocado and sliced chilli.
You can double up the avocado topping or add a cashew cheese or vegan sour cream too. For children keep the chilli and chilli powder out and add it to the parent’s plates. Also it is possible to make this wfpb recipe in advance by leaving the toppings off. And then reheating the Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes in the oven.
Moreover if you want more healthy plant-based family recipes check out my cookbook Healthy Little Tummies. It has a lot of healthy dinner recipes like this recipe. Including many recipes gluten-free, oil-free and wfpb!
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