Snack Attack: The Perfect Loaded Sweet Potato with Sugar on Top

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The holidays are here and so are all the chocolates, cakes, and figgy puddings! As I sit here attempting to stick to my guns--ending 2016 on a good health note *insert Jordan cry face*,  I'm pulling out all the stops to beat the sugar cravings.  Friends...when those cravings hit, you get creative. Sometimes you get a brilliant product, other times you end up with a gluttonous mess of foods that don't really go together.  This healthful treat is a match delivered by Gabriel himself, allowing you to finish the year off strong like the conqueror you are!  The natural sweetness of the potato, strawberries, and honey soothes your cravings, while the protein and fiber in the peanut butter and granola helps with hunger pains. It's the perfect breakfast or pre-dinner snack.  Totally customizable, this snack is high in vitamins and minerals that are good for your heart, eyes, bones, and mood.  Who doesn't love that?!

 

Nerd out on sweet potatoes:

Cancer Fighters: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, B Vitamin

Heart Disease Warriors: Potassium, Beta Carotene, Folate, Vit. C, B6, Fiber

Vision Protectors: Beta Carotene which is converted to Vitamin A

Bone Builders: Potassium, Magnesium, Fiber, Vit. C, Beta Carotene

Mood Lifters: Vitamin B6 (super important for those who do not consume meat) 

     

Do It //

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.  With a fork, pierce sweet potato skin several times. Place sweet potato on baking sheet and bake for 30-60 minutes depending on oven.  When the potato is soft, its ready to eat. 

2. Let the potato cool slightly before topping with yogurt, strawberries, nut butter, honey.  Sprinkle with granola bites and enjoy!

Needs //

sweet potato, washed

vanilla yogurt

peanut butter or almond butter or fave nut butter

honey

strawberries

bear naked dark chocolate sea salt granola bites

 

Side note:

  • I've been loving my (food) journal from powerchic.storenvy.com/
  • All bets are off for Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner...look away.  Happy Holidays to you and your crew!

XO 

Kesha