Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins!


Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins!


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash your sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until fork tender.ย 

Place your *chicken in a baking dish and rub with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in the oven with the potatoes and bake for 25 minutes.

Allow to cool and shred the chicken with a fork or your hands. When the sweet potatoes are done cut in half and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

In a medium size bowl combine the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chipotle peppers, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat and wilt the spinach (this can also be done in the microwave). Toss the spinach and shredded chicken together, set aside and keep warm.

Turn the oven up to 400 degrees. Scrape the sweet potato out of the peel, leaving a medium size layer of flesh inside with the peel so that it can stand up on its own (I reserved the remaining flesh, for another use) and place in a baking dish.

Brush the skins with with a little of the chipotle sauce and bake for 5-10 muntes until nice and crisp. While the skins bake mix the spinach, chicken and chipotle sauce together. Remove the skins and top with Chicken mixture..

Save your sweet potato for use in protein shakes ( with a little cinnamon in vanilla shake mix it tastes like pumpkin pie) or other recipes.


* vegetarians and vegans replace the chicken with chickpeas or beansย 

**make sure to use organic spices. Spices can be hidden with a lot of yeast and chemical additives.




Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili for dinner, yummmmmy



1 tablespoon vegeatable oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium-large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1ยฝ tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
ยผ teaspoon pepper
ยผ teaspoon smoked paprika
ยผ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (15 ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
4 cups vegetable stock
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained & rinsed


Heat the oil over medium heat.Add the onion and cook until softened and lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.Add the garlic and cook one more minutes.Next, add the sweet potato, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and cinnamon. Stir until the sweet potatoes are coated with the spices.

Next, add the diced fire-roasted tomatoes, 3 cups of the stock, and the tomato paste. Bring it to a boil, and then reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer until the potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.

Stir in the black beans and cook until they are warmed, a few minutes more.If the chili is too thick for your preference, add another cup of stock.


Taco Tuesday – Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps


๐ŸŒฎ Mmmmm…saving this here for after the refresh!

(photo’s at the source listed below)

6 butter lettuce leaves
Seasoned black beans:
1 regular can black beans
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
Roasted sweet potato:
1 large sweet potato, peeled and small diced
salt and pepper
olive oil

2 radishes
ยฝ cup fresh cut pineapple
ยฝ avocado, diced
1 jalapeรฑo finely sliced
ยผ cup cilantro, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced *** see notes
rice (optional)
Sweet Chile Soy Sauce:
2 tablespoons sweet chile sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Juice of ยฝ a lime

Warm black beans and season.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss sweet potatoes with salt and pepper and enough olive oil to lightly coat them and roast until tender, stirring occasionally (about 20-30 minutes depending on dice size).

**** I like to blister my red bell peppers at the start of the week and use them for tons of dishes. This is optional of course but adds great flavor. Just char them lightly over an open flame on your gas range or broil them on each side lightly until speckled black spots appear. Cool and slice.

Source: The Adventure Bite

#tacotuesday #lettucewraps #tacos

Slow Cooker Loaded “Baked” Sweet Potatoes


Cooking sweet potatoes in the slow cooker makes them extra moist and sweet! Top with black beans, corn, avocado, spices, and smoky cashew cream for an easyย and healthy meatless meal. Yewguyz. Iโ€™m doing like a fusion of a toe tap and a jump squat right now (I just wrote squart, that should be a word) over the fact that you can make sweet potatoes in the slow cooker. And itโ€™s not just that you can…ย Read More ยปย Slow Cooker Loaded “Baked” Sweet Potatoes

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip

I’m still busy with family and holiday business, hope you enjoy this recipe from the view from great island!

Do you know your trigger foods?ย  I learned about them from my friend Roberta who does Weight Watchers. Trigger foods are the ones you just canโ€™t stop eating.ย  They trigger your binge reflex, or something.ย  Usually they are foods that contain some combination of refined sugar, fats and salt, and theoretically if you can identify your problem foods, you can eat healthier by keeping them out of your life, and your cupboards, as much as possible.ย  They can be a specific food, like Fritos, or a larger class of food, like ice cream. Ive known for a long time now […]

Recipe Can Be Found Here: It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip

๐‘ช๐’๐’„๐’๐’๐’–๐’• ๐‘บ๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐‘ท๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’ ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’‘


๐‘ช๐’๐’„๐’๐’๐’–๐’• ๐‘บ๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐‘ท๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’ ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’‘
๐‘บ๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’†๐’” 6-8


2 ๐’‘๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’”๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’†๐’”, ๐’‘๐’†๐’†๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’–๐’• ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’‚๐’“๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’–๐’๐’Œ๐’”
1.5 ๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’” ๐’—๐’†๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’๐’•๐’‰
1 ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’„๐’๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’Œ
2-3 ๐’„๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’„
1 ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’‰ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“
1 ๐‘ป๐‘ฉ๐‘บ๐‘ท ๐’„๐’–๐’“๐’“๐’š ๐’‘๐’๐’˜๐’…๐’†๐’“, ๐’๐’‘๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’
1 ๐‘ป๐‘ฉ๐‘บ๐‘ท ๐’„๐’๐’„๐’๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’Š๐’
๐’”๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’†๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’“

๐‘ด๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’„ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’„๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’๐’“. ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’„๐’๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• 5 ๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’–๐’Ž ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’• ๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’ ๐’”๐’๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’„. ๐‘ฐ๐’‡ ๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’‚๐’…๐’… ๐’„๐’–๐’“๐’“๐’š ๐’‘๐’๐’˜๐’…๐’†๐’“, ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’™ ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’† ๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’. ๐‘จ๐’…๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’†๐’”, ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’. ๐‘น๐’†๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’†๐’“ 20 ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’†๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“. ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’”๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’„๐’๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’Œ, ๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ ๐’”๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’๐’„๐’š. ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’๐’• & ๐‘ท๐’†๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’†. ๐‘บ๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’•.

๐‘ป๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’ ๐‘บ๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐‘ท๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’Š๐’”๐’’๐’–๐’†


๐‘ป๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’ ๐‘บ๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐‘ท๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’Š๐’”๐’’๐’–๐’†


2 ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’๐’•๐’”, ๐’‘๐’†๐’†๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’๐’š ๐’”๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’†๐’…๐’ˆ๐’†๐’”
1 ๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’„ ๐’‘๐’๐’˜๐’…๐’†๐’“
3 ๐’„๐’–๐’‘๐’” ๐’•๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’†
2 ๐’„๐’–๐’‘๐’” ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’”๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’–๐’Ž ๐’—๐’†๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’๐’•๐’‰
1/2 ๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ
๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’๐’˜๐’…๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’†
๐’”๐’†๐’‚ ๐’”๐’‚๐’๐’• & ๐’‘๐’†๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’†
1 ๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’”๐’š๐’“๐’–๐’‘
1 ๐’‘๐’†๐’†๐’๐’†๐’… & ๐’„๐’–๐’ƒ๐’†๐’… ๐’”๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’
1/2 ๐’„๐’–๐’‘ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’†๐’…/๐’Ž๐’‚๐’”๐’‰๐’†๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’

๐‘จ๐’…๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’•๐’”, ๐’†๐’™๐’„๐’†๐’‘๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’๐’•. ๐‘บ๐’•๐’Š๐’“ ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’•. ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’Š๐’• ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’“ ๐’๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚ ๐’๐’Š๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’• ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’–๐’Ž-๐’๐’๐’˜. ๐‘ณ๐’†๐’• ๐’Š๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’„๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’–๐’Ž-๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ 25-30 ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’”๐’๐’‡๐’•. ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’”๐’• 15 ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’…๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’. ๐‘บ๐’•๐’Š๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐’…๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’„๐’Œ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’๐’•๐’”.ย ๐‘ถ๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’†๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“, ๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’• ๐’๐’‡๐’‡. ๐‘ฝ๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’‡๐’–๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‘๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’‘ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’…๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’”๐’‰๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’. ย ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’•๐’†๐’๐’š ๐’”๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’Ž๐’š.