| || |
Baked Tofu Ingredients:
Black Beans, Kale Salad, Carrots, Celery, Tomato, Sautéed Corn, Sautéed Mushrooms, Broiled Potatoes, and Baked Tofu
I have all the ingredients in tupperware so it's easy clean up! I can just pop on the lids and throw the leftovers in the fridge.
My husband and I have a small plot in a community garden. I came up with this recipe after we harvested more summer squash than we knew what to do with!
Since I'm gluten free, the mashed potato flakes are used as a binder instead of bread crumbs. I hope you like! It's my go to when the local farmers market has squash. Don't be afraid to doctor and improvise as needed. Squash and onions are hearty and forgiving. Maybe try mixing in cheese? Maybe baking would be yummy? If you're not GF, maybe a sub bread crumbs for the potato flakes?
As you can tell by now, we're not precise over here ;)
Have fun and let us know what you think! <3
Making The Sweet Potato Toast
I think I sliced mine too thin, I would stick with about 1/3-1/4 of an inch or else the piece becomes too flimsy and wont' stand up straight in the toaster or hold all your yummy toppings.
I put them through 2 rounds in the toaster at medium-high. Pretty quick for making potatoes! They turned out nice and crunchy.
TOSSED pieces in olive oil and rosemary
BROILED at 400 for 20 ish minutes or until brown
This obviously took longer, but the yum factor of the rosemary with all the toppings made it 110% worth it.
Why Sweet Potatoes?
Sweet Potatoes are a great resistant starch which can have great health and weight lose benefits. RS foods have fiber which help with digestion and won't cause blood sugar spikes. Because RS starches gets fermented which help up the calorie burn. RS foods also have less calories and they digest into blood sugar which helps with insulin levels, (learn more about RS HERE)
"This can prevent the liver from using carbs as fuel and, instead, stored body fat and recently consumed fat are burned," explains Janine Higgins, PhD, nutrition research director for the University of Colorado's Adult and Pediatric General Clinical Research Center*
According to WebMD and Care2.com, Sweet Potatoes are packed with calcium, potassium, vitamins A and C and are a good source of B6, vitamin D, magnesium, potassium. The carotenoids can also help ward off cancer and the antioxidants help protect against the effects of aging.
Another great resource is from Jen of Jen Reviews: 15 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes, According to Science (+5 Sweet Potato Recipes) Y'all check out her piece!
Delicious and nutritious!
I ended up adding avocado with the tomato and parmesan which became my favorite combo!
I really love making sweet potato tacos with this exact combo of black beans and mozzarella on corn tortillas, so this was a clear go-to topping.
Celery with the creamy tuna salad gave it the perfect crunch!
Hope you enjoyed this fun idea and yummy topping ideas! What are some other combinations that would go great on sweet potato toast?
Chia seeds are a popular choice amongst nutrition buffs these days and with good reason! These little guys are nutrient dense and extremely versatile. A single serving of chia seeds provides 9.6 grams of fiber, 4.6 grams of protein, 8.6 grams of predominantly unsaturated fat (the good kind of fat) and only contains 136 calories. Chia seeds also contain lots of additional minerals and vitamins that are critical for proper body function.
Here is a quick and simple way to whip up a delicious pudding using these seeds!
I scored many of these ingredients at the Carrboro Farmers Market on our weekly produce run, including my local organic strawberries, local honey from Bonelee Grown Farms, and coconut yogurt from Carolina Farmhouse Dairy! Support your local farmers y'all!
Share your favorite chia seed pudding recipe with us. We would love to try it out! YUM!
Yield: 2 servings