Loaded Sweet Potato

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These Loaded Sweet Potatoes are amazing and oh so good for you!  Did we mention they are low in calories too? Sweet potatoes are perfect for this time of the year because they are packed with so many benefits. First they are 30% lower in calories than your average potato. They also provide half of your daily Vitamin C and over 4x your daily Vitamin A needs – two vitamins we need to boost our immune system during cold and flu season. Sweet potatoes are also good for your skin.  They contain high levels of manganese which help with collagen production – need we say more?  Okay, maybe just one more thing – they are also great for weight loss because they are a fiber-like starch which makes you feel full faster and longer.  Holla!  Still not convinced on Sweet Potatoes?  Read even more about how great they are for you here. Loaded Sweet Potato Ingredients (2 servings):
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 grilled chicken breast
  • 2 slices turkey bacon
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoon sour cream (full fat)
  • 1-2 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon chives – chopped
Directions:  Cut sweet potato in half and place on a baking sheet.  Bake at 400 until sweet potato is baked through and soft (about 40 minutes).  In the meantime, cook your slices of turkey bacon.  Chop your grilled chicken and turkey bacon to bite size pieces. Mix your sour cream and Sriracha based on your spice tolerance. When sweet potatoes are done, sprinkle chicken, turkey bacon and cheese evenly between the two.  Drop a dollop of the Sriracha – sour cream mix and sprinkle with chives.  Enjoy!  I know I did 🙂 Sweet Potato Recipe Ideas This recipe was inspired from @danalemonthyme on Instagram.  She used bacon (the real deal) but I decided to lighten it up a bit.  With as little as you use, you probably are fine either way.  I’m just on a bit of a turkey bacon kick these days. Looking for more healthy food recipes and other ways to look and feel great at any age – follow us here at Nearly All Things, on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Pinterest– whichever way you prefer!  And don’t forget to share the posts that you like – turns out your friends want to see this stuff too 🙂
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