Avocado Sweet Potato Bites

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Hello Friends!  I got this simple recipe from my great friend Peggy, who is a terrific hostess and an AMAZING chef.  These delicious treats are the perfect vegetarian side dish or can be served as a light dinner or lunch entree. This dish combines two of my absolute favorite things....Avocados and Sweet Potatoes!

Avocados are a wonderful source of energy and health enhancing nutrients.  They are rich in healthy fats which keep the heart healthy, promote the growth of lean muscle, helps balance hormones, fight inflammation, and give the skin a healthy radiant glow.  (I am obsessed with HEALTHY FATS!)  They’re also filled with potassium and magnesium, which are essential for muscle recovery after excercise.

Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene which is a powerful anti-inflammatory too. Although sweet potatoes are "sweet", they contain slow release, healthy carbohydrates which release slowly into the blood stream, giving you a steady stream of energy.

 

Recipe Inspiration:  Naturally Sassy

  • 4 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 large avocado
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp of tamari

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.   Bake the potato for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Meanwhile to make the guacamole put the flesh of the avocado and the lime juice and tamari in a bowl and mash well with a fork until nice smooth (with a few chunky bits!). Quarter the cherry tomatoes and add into the mixture with the sweet corn.

Once the sweet potato is cooked slice it open and fill with the guacamole. Top with fresh cilantro.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper and enjoy!