Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Whole Foods Plant Based Meal

I am so excited to share this ridiculously healthy and delicious recipe!

 

Vegan stuffed sweet potatoes are my go to (and I have been eating them almost every week for awhile now) for a busy weeknight or quick lunch!

 

There’s so many ways to customize this meal, and I have loved trying all sorts of different

sweet potatoes.

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Quick, Easy and Budget Friendly Meal

Potatoes have been a staple in my vegan diet since day one – they’re cheap, filling and super versatile and I just love them so much!

 

I just recently discovered purple sweet potatoes and they have changed everything.

 

They are sweeter and denser than normal ones, and almost remind me of a sweet bread.

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That being said, I also love going back to the basics with regular sweet potatoes. They are so delicious and offer more nutrients than white potatoes. 

 

Just look how pretty they are!

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Healthy, Balanced Vegan Dinner

I have also been focusing on having complete meals a lot lately.

 

So I love that this combination has carbs, protein from the black beans, fiber from the avocado, and healthy fats from the tahini and also the avocado.

 

The toasted sesame seeds and arugula make this meal over the top amazing!

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Making Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Baking your sweet potatoes is the best way to prepare them for this recipe! I baked mine at 400 degrees for 75 minutes, but start checking them after 40-60 depending on how big yours are.

 

You’ll know they’re perfect when you can easily poke them with a fork without having to push hard.

 

For the filling, add your broccoli (I used frozen),black beans and spices/herbs to a pot, and cook/steam them, covered, in a splash of water for about 10-15 minutes, or until broccoli is tender.

 

After the potatoes are done, cut a slit down the middle and squish down the sides a bit. Scoop on desired amount of filling, and top with anything you’d like!

 

I used avocado, toasted sesame seeds, tahini and fresh arugula and it was heavenly!vegan-stuffed-sweet-potato

If you’re in a pinch for time, you can also just microwave your sweet potatoes. To do this, wash and poke holes in the potatoes, wrap them in a paper towel and microwave them for 5 minutes.

 

Flip them and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes, checking how soft they are every minute or two until you can easily poke them with a fork. That’s it!

 

If you’re looking for more simple vegan dinner ideas, try my:

Tofu Quesadilla,

French Onion Soup, or

Vegan Quinoa Chili!

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This recipe is:

  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Tasty
  • Cheap
  • Flavorful
  • Healthy
  • Natural
  • Unprocessed
  • And loaded with protein, healthy fats and fiber!

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Yield: 4 Servings

Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Easy and quick vegan stuffed sweet potato recipe made with broccoli, black beans, avocado, tahini, arugula and sesame seeds!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes
  • 32 oz Frozen Broccoli
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • Avocado to Top
  • Handful of Arugula
  • Tahini to Top
  • Salt/pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash your sweet potatoes and cut some holes in them so they cook evenly.
  2. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 60-75 minutes, or until tender when poked with a fork.
  3. Add broccoli, garlic powder, smoked paprika, thyme, salt, pepper and black beans to a pot, cook with a splash of water under broccoli is tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. When potatoes are done, remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes so you can handle them safetly.
  5. Cut a slit down the middle, add arugula, avocado, and broccoli/ black bean mixture to the center. Top with a drizzle of tahini and enjoy!

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Noelle

I am trying to eat unprocessed food on a budget so this recipe is perfect, looks wonderful so I can’t wait to try it out!

Vicky
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I love this dish because it is a filling good for you meal all in one. So many healthy ingredients designed to keep you full. This would make a great lunch and would surely keep you satisfied until dinner.

Pam Greer
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We love baked sweet potatoes for an easy healthy dinner and I love how you’ve topped yours. I definitely need to be on the lookout for the purple ones!

Nathan
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I love sweet potato especially filled with beautiful ingredients… I want this now! Looks so delicious!

Cookilicious
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That sounds like one hearty dish! Cooking with sweet potatoes is so much fun!