Keeping things comforting, but healthy with these BBQ Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Chickpeas are roasted until crispy and tossed in BBQ sauce. Plus, anything you put inside a sweet potato gets a yes from my dawg!
People ask me all the time what my favorite comfort foods are. The answer I give more often than not is potatoes in all of their forms. When I was a kid, comfort was going through the Wendy’s drive through to get a baked potato with broccoli and cheese. I never like burgers or meat as a kid, and this, to me, was heaven. Now, in these difficult times more than ever, I am leaning on some of my favorite comfort foods. And nothing says comfort like stuffing a sweet potato with all sorts of goodies.
Or maybe that is just me!
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In the mood for more color? These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Shawarma Chickpeas are the coziest little meal for those chilly nights. Crispy chickpeas tossed in warming spices are stuffed inside roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with a lemon tahini sauce. It is the perfect light dinner that makes you feel all the fuzzies inside!
Well… it is that time of year
I’ve hit that stage of the winter season when I begin to crave color, freshness, and exciting flavors. Well, in addition to more cozy recipes, of course.
If I am being honest, are you really surprised with this?
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Football party time means NACHO time, and nachos are definitely a non-negotiable for any football party I throw! Sweet Potato Nachos with Jalapeño Slices for a delicious, lighter take on my favorite football game treat! Who cannot love these nachos? They are easy to make and so tasty!
a thing for nachos!
One of my favorite easy snacks or dinners to make as a kid were nachos. Now, my dad used to make them as a quick lunch or dinner on Sundays throughout the fall and winter months. He would pile the chips high with cheese and peppers and throw them in the oven. By the time we came inside, the nachos were ready for eating and enjoying the football game!
sounds like a movie. I cannot believe it either.
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Whipped sweet potato pie stuffed dates are pretty much the non-recipe recipe you didn’t know you needed! A dairy free sweet potato filling gets stuffed into juicy medjool dates before a quick drizzle in melted chocolate. Top with coconut whipped cream, close your eyes, and be taken to fall nirvana.
As a lady with not a whole lot of time (hello midterms!) but with a whole lot of basic-ness in my soul, I am always on the hunt for a quick and delicious no bake treat. Now, I haven’t really dabbled in the no bake dessert life. I am mostly a eat all the popcorn for dinner type of gal. But these sweet potato pie stuffed dates? Oh you better believe I am here for it
So let’s get talking.
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Sweet potato fries with tahini BBQ sauce are sure to put a smile on any face. I bake them in the oven until crisp, then served with a tahini BBQ sauce that is all kinds of sweet, spicy and creamy. It is the perfect recipe for your next tailgate, meal prep, or lunch.
The Whole Foods salad bar is such a temptation for your wallet I cannot even tell you. They have all of the salads that my brain space simply could not throw together. How does one make more than one type of tempeh salad? On one of those trips I saw in the hot bar these sweet potato wedges with tahini BBQ.
And they say love at first sight does not exist.
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I can feel the hesitancy on your face. Just go on me with this.
This is just one of those things that us Americans need to get better about. The question of “what foods belong at breakfast.” We clearly do not have a problem with eating eggs or even smoothie bowls. So why should we limit what choices we have for dinner. I say… POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
It’s totally worth it
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How could we possibly make sweet potato fries that much more delicious? How about we golden milk-ify em?
I know what you’re thinking: Sarah, not more of this trend nonsense. Why must be add activated charcoal/matcha/maca to everything with the sole purpose of making .a food seem trendy. But friends, the beauty of this dish is that the incorporating golden milk with sweet potatoes actually amplifies the flavor to a whole other level!
So let us talk about these, shall we. Delicious sweet potatoes? Check. Rich and nutty coconut oil? Check. Your favorite spices, turmeric and ginger. Triple check!
It makes me want to eat this every day for the rest of my life.
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I made you a dessert recipe. In January. It’s true.
Don’t worry though, I made these healthy…ish. They are totally healthy January approved, at least in my book anyway!
Plus, it’s Monday, and we all need a little something sweet to celebrate making it through our first week of 2018.
And yes. I did write 2015, then 2017, before finally settling on 2018. Jeez louise.
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What a way to wake your tastebuds. I swear. Fries before lies!
Ok maybe I am being a leetle bit dramatic, but these fries are where it is at! Over the past couple of months, I have made sweet potato fries religiously during my weekly meal prep. They are so easy and, I think, for the amount of time you put into them, they are worth WAY more than the sum of their parts.
That is like all of my favorite things. Work hard(ly), play hard. That’s what the phrase is, right?
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