28 Jun Healthy Sweet Potato Salad
Potato salad is a staple of any backyard BBQ, but removing the skins, boiling the potatoes, and covering them with mayo that’s full of unpronounceable ingredients, pretty much leaves you with a dish that’s completely void of nutrients.
I think we can do better. And I think any gathering with your friends and/or family is worthy of food that will fuel us, rather than weigh us down. Plus…there is so much more flavor to be had!
Enter the roasted sweet potato. While I prefer to use the Japanese variety, the regular kind should work well. Roasting them with the skins on ensures that you get the full range of nutrients and don’t throw out the vitamins with the boiled water. And instead of mayo, let’s throw some avocado in there, and while we’re at it, let’s add some good protein with black beans and hemp seeds…and of course cilantro because…YUM (and also it’s great at pulling heavy metals out of our bodies…wooohoo!)
While this dish is perfect for your next potluck gathering, it also contains enough healthy fat, fiber and protein for a complete meal, and the salty/sweet mix is sure to leave you satisfied. With the recipe below, you should be able to get at least 3-4 full meals.
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