Loaded Sweet Potato (and ideas for variations)
Using a complex, low-glycemic starchy carb like sweet potato as a base, add whatever protein, fat, and veggies you want to make this a fun and interesting variation on your weekly meal prep. Looking for carbs around your workout? This is a great option. Eat half of this meal 1 hour before your workout. Eat the second half after your workout, especially if you are doing strength training. (Starchy carbs are optional.) Here’s my general loaded sweet potato template: – 1 sweet potato – 1 palm protein like Chris’s Perfect Chicken or Lamb Burgers – 1-2 fists veggies like kale, spinach, or power greens – 1-2 thumbs fat like coconut oil, Kerrygold butter, Kale Pesto, or extra virgin olive oil – bonus herbs or veggie toppings like cilantro or chopped scallions (the green part) Below are the ingredients to the pictured sweet potato.
Loaded Sweet Potato (and ideas for variations)
Using a complex, low-glycemic starchy carb like sweet potato as a base, add whatever protein, fat, and veggies you want to make this a fun and interesting variation on your weekly meal prep. Looking for carbs around your workout? This is a great option. Eat half of this meal 1 hour before your workout. Eat the second half after your workout, especially if you are doing strength training. (Starchy carbs are optional.) Here’s my general loaded sweet potato template: – 1 sweet potato – 1 palm protein like Chris’s Perfect Chicken or Lamb Burgers – 1-2 fists veggies like kale, spinach, or power greens – 1-2 thumbs fat like coconut oil, Kerrygold butter, Kale Pesto, or extra virgin olive oil – bonus herbs or veggie toppings like cilantro or chopped scallions (the green part) Below are the ingredients to the pictured sweet potato.
Servings Prep Time
2servings 8minutes
Cook Time
6-ishminutes in microwave
Servings Prep Time
2servings 8minutes
Cook Time
6-ishminutes in microwave
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wrap the sweet potato in cling wrap.
  2. Put potato in the microwave to cook using your microwave’s “potato” setting. (usually about 6 minutes cook time)
  3. While the potato is cooking, put 1/2-1 thumb fat into a pan. Toss in your toppings and warm to desired temperature. Usually 1-2 minutes. In the photo, I added black beans, curly kale, and Chris’s Perfect Lamb Burgers. I put coconut oil in the pan to melt, then added the black beans and lamb to warm in the oil. I went ahead and threw the fresh kale (which I tore into bite sized pieces with my hand) into the pan to wilt. It takes about 1-2 minute to wilt to my liking which is the same amount of time I needed to warm the beans and protein. I keep things simple. Nothin’ fancy.)
  4. When the potato is done, cut it open on a plate. Add your toppings from the pan (or microwave if you are warming something up like the Easy Basic Breakfast Casserole).
  5. Add 1 thumb of fat over everything, if desired. Enjoy!
  6. Eat slowly to 80% full. Save the rest to eat later!