Healthy Recipe for National Nutrition Month

Healthy Recipe for National Nutrition Month

Mar 05, 2020


Healthy Recipe for National Nutrition Month

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?

  March is National Nutrition Month! During this month, communities and individuals are encouraged to take a better look at their diet and the nutrients they may be lacking. To get involved, check out these delicious burrito-stuffed sweet potatoes! They are easy to whip up and full of nutrition.   Ingredients
  • 4 small sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup uncooked brown basmati rice, rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • Pinch of salt
Rustic salsa
  • 1 yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ripe, medium avocado
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Generous pinch of salt
For serving
  • Shredded cabbage or romaine lettuce
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes in the baking dish, and prick each one a couple of times with a fork. Slide the sweet potatoes into the oven and bake until very tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the basmati rice, black beans, cumin, garlic, olive oil, tomato paste and salt. Pour 1 ¼ cups water into the pot. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat to a simmer, and cook until all of the liquid is absorbed, about 40 minutes. Cover and set aside to keep the rice warm.
  4. Make the rustic salsa: In a medium bowl, combine the bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onions, lime juice, cilantro and olive oil. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Set aside.
  5. Make the guacamole: Peel the avocado and extract the pit. Place the avocado flesh in a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Once you've broken it up a bit, add the garlic, lime juice, cilantro and salt. Mash the avocado until the seasoning is evenly distributed and you have a chunky paste. Set aside.
  6. Place each baked sweet potato in a shallow bowl. Cut along the top of the sweet potato and pull back the skin. Split the sweet potatoes a little bit to make room for the fillings.
  7. Divide the rice and bean mixture among the sweet potatoes. Top each bowl with ¼th of the rustic salsa. Finish each plate with a dollop of the guacamole and some shredded cabbage on top. Serve with hot sauce on the side if you wish.
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