South of the Border Sweet Potato Bowl


I have been obsessed with my Vegetti since I brought it home a few weeks ago. It just amazes me all of the things that you can turn into noodles! I had a bunch of sweet potatoes from our more recent Costco haul that were going to go bad if I let them sit any longer, so I figured I would noodlize those bad boys.

The only slightly annoying part about this recipe is that you have to peel the potatoes first. I mean, I guess you don’t, but I’m not a fan of sweet potato skin noodles. Although the skin has lots of vitamins, so if you want to just spiralize the whole potato, go for it!

My favorite thing about these bowls is that you can customize them for the whole family. I often hear people say things like “well I don’t eat healthy because my kids or my husband won’t eat that stuff, and I don’t want to make 2 meals!” The easiest way around that problem = easy to customize food. Sweet potatoes are a healthy source of carbs without tasting yucky or looking scary, they are pretty easy to get into the mouthes of toddlers and husbands every where. You can make their bowls fun-filled, while you make yours health conscious, and also fun-filled. It doesn’t have to be either/or!


Here’s what you’ll need (serves 2 people):

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (washed and peeled – if you like!)
  • 2 tsp unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 medium bell pepper, color of choice, chopped
  • 1/4 white onion, chopped
  • 4 chicken tenderloins, precooked, and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups of baby spinach
  • 1/2 T Flavorgod Everything Spicy Seasoning (you can also use salt free seasoning of choice + 1 tsp chili powder)
  • Juice from 1 lime

Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Using Vegetti, Spiralizer each potato into the skillet, along with corn, pepper, onion, beans, and chicken. Season with seasoning and mix well. Cook for 5-8 minutes until sweet potatoes are soft, stirring frequently. While cooking, prepare 2 large bowls with 1 cup of spinach in each bowl. Serve the sweet potato mixture on top of the spinach, and squeeze the juice of the lime onto to the top of each bowl. Can be served with fresh salsa if desired.

sweet potato 1

sweet potato 2

Again, feel free to top off with any additional goodies or swap anything that isn’t your style! Some suggestions are fresh made guacamole, greek yogurt, crumbled tortilla chips, or ground turkey!

This meal is gluten free and can be made vegetarian/vegan by replacing the meat with tofu or protein of choice!

 

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