Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Per 290 g contains
- Energy 452 kcal / 1880 kj 22% 22%
- Fat 28 g 40% 40%
- Saturates 5 g 25% 25%
- Sugar 12 g 13% 13%
- Salt 1.3 g 21% 21%
By: Rowanna Watson
A potassium-rich meal that is great for those with gout. It’s low in purines, which is a mega bonus, as high amounts of purine can cause uric acid to build up. A perfect dish for everyone to enjoy. Who says healthy food can’t be delicious?!
This recipe has high fat content due to the amount of healthy fats that are in the ingredients, such as the avocados. These fats help to lower your cholesterol and keep your heart healthy. However, healthy or not, it’s still best to be aware of how much fat you’re eating.
FOR THE SWEET POTATO
- One large sweet potato 114g
- Salt 2g
- Olive oil 28g
- Black pepper 2g
FOR THE STUFFING
Kidney beans 30g
Chopped tomatoes, tinned 64g
Spring onion 10g
- Cumin 2g
- Garlic powder 2g
- Smoked paprkia 2g
- Bell pepper 40g
- Chilli powder 2g
FOR THE TOPPING
- Avocado 50ml
- Fresh coriander 2g
Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas mark 6.
Wash the sweet potatoes and rub them with olive oil.
Place sweet potatoes on tray and prick with a fork. Season with salt and pepper.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour (or until the potatoes are soft all the way through).
Once removed from the oven, let the potatoes cool for around 10 minutes, or until you can handle them easily. Cut it in half and scrape out the flesh, being careful not to tear the sides.
Chop half an avocado into 2 cm cubes and set aside. Dice the bell pepper.
Mash the sweet potato flesh in a medium bowl with a fork or potato masher.
Add the chopped tomatoes to the mashed sweet potato along with the kidney beans, diced bell pepper, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, chilli powder, cumin, garlic and cinnamon.
Stir the stuffing together, making sure that all the seasoning is mixed through.
Using a large spoon, fill the sweet potato with the stuffing.
Place the stuffed sweet potato back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Top with diced avocado and coriander.
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Serving Size 290g
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 28g44%
- Saturated Fat 5g25%
- Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
- Dietary Fiber 12g48%
- Sugars 12g
- Protein 7.5g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
What Its Good For
Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fibre, helping to keep the digestive system healthy and regular. Gout sufferers may want to take it easy on how much sweet potato they eat however, as they contain oxalates which, when eaten in excess, could potentially cause kidney stones.
Low in calories and counting towards your ‘5-a-day’, peppers provide a host of micronutrient benefits including vitamin C, beta carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A), vitamin K and B6, as well as manganese and potassium.
Who Made This?
“Hey, I’m Rowanna – certified holistic health coach and best selling author. Born and living in Scotland, UK with my husband and 3 children (all vegan). I write evidence-based health content for several multi-million dollar companies. Focusing on natural, kind ways to optimize health and wellbeing for my international clients. I also write recipes, books and courses that will inspire you to live a life filled with energy and joy.“
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