Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

Our desire to be more healthy has led us down some interesting paths.  We're reading more.  We're spending more time on food and walking (and blogging!!) and 5K-ing.  So here we are.  Eating sweet potatoes and more sweet potatoes.  Apparently, Adam really loves potatoes.  Who doesn't, right?  Well, we are trying to eat less white potatoes--a decision which has made my husband crazy.  Where I am desperately searching for dessert replacements, he is desperately searching for "meat n' potato" replacements.  His favorite?  Sweet potatoes.  Sweet potato burritos, roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potato  stew, sweet potato breakfast "stuff", and so on.

(rolling the burritos--look at that technique!)
Let me tell you.  This man's birthday is coming up and he asked for (drum roll, please): organic steak and sweet potato fries.

I love him.  And I enjoy sweet potatoes, but I think I'm starting to turn orange.  Fortunately for me, sweet potatoes are a SUPER FOOD.  Just like how Adam is a super husband!  And super foods (like super husbands) pull double duty.  Super foods fill our bellies AND provide us with special nutrients.  Super husbands cook AND clean.  My super hubby prepared most of this particular meal.  Black beans, sweet potatoes, onions, cilantro, seasonings, whole grain tortilla, baked in the oven till crispy.  He also made a mango smoothie to go with it.  YUMMY!  
The best part about experimenting with new foods?  Eating them!  Cheers!  

2 comments:

HAYTHEM said...

Sounds good, here are some more sweet potato recipes. Ha Ha. You could eat them forever.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/twice-baked-sweet-potatoes-recipe/index.html

and

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/chili-sweet-potato-hash-with-fried-eggs-and-fresh-tomato-salsab-l-or-d-meal-good-for-breakfast-lunch-or-dinner-recipe/index.html

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

Ayisha, have you looked into mashed cauliflower? You can make it so it mimics the taste/texture of mashed potatoes! You may have luck searching for low-carb recipes, since those tend to be sugar-free and cut down on starches -- some are fatty/meaty, of course, but not all.