Overstuffed Sweet Potatoes with Nacho Cashew Cheese Sauce

I seem to be drawn to the same ingredients, sweet potatoes, black beans, and a little spice. That's because its oh so good together! 

This weeks recipe is made with plant-based whole foods, a nutrition powerhouse, and is super delicious. There is nothing better than eating something that tastes so naughty but is really so good for you! This is one of those recipes.

Some of the Benefits

Sweet Potatoes - Are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, and copper. They also contain over double the daily value for vitamin A and about 4 grams per cup protein when cooked!

Black Beans - Are loaded with fiber, folate. and protein and also contain: 5 mg iron, 84 mg magnesium, 259 mg phosphorus, 739 mg potassium, 331 mg sodium, 1.3 mg zinc, 0.4 mg thiamin, 0.3 mg riboflavin. Wow! Load me up! 

Orange Pepper - Are packed with vitamins and low in calories. They are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. Bell Peppers also contain a healthy dose of fiber, folate, and iron. Di you know they have more vitamin c than an orange?

Tomatoes - Are the source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

Red Onion - Onions are low in calories yet high in nutrients, including vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium.

Cilantro -  It's a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

Lime Juice - Has a pretty good nutritional kick with 22 milligrams (mg) calcium, 12 mg phosphorus, 68 mg potassium, 19.5 mg vitamin C.

Cashews -  You'll get about 5 grams of protein per 1 ounce, about 18 cashews other benefits include vitamins E, K, and B-6, along with minerals like Copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium.

Ok, so it's good for you, but is it good?

Yes, as I said before so good it feels kinda bad. So let's get started!

Serving Size - 2

Prep time - 15 min

Cook time - 30-45 min.

Total time - 35-50 minutes

Pre-heat oven to 425

The difference in time depends on if you are ok using a microwave to start the sweet potatoes. If not the cook time will be longer.

 

What You Will Need

Two large sweet potatoes (You can use yams).

1 15 oz. Can of black beans drained and rinsed.

1/2 Cup Sweet corn, try to use organic. I used frozen organic.

1/2 of Orange pepper, diced.

1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced.

2 Roma Tomatoes, diced.

1 Small red onion, diced or 1/4 cup of diced red onion.

1 lime, juiced.

1/2 Cup Chopped cilantro.

For The Sauce.

1 Cup cashews.

1/4 Cup of water.

1 Lime, juiced.

2 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast.

1 Tbsp. of Chipotle Adobo sauce or chili powder.

Salt to taste.

What You Need To Do

For the Potatoes 

Puncture with a fork a few times and wrap in parchment paper and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Then place in the preheated oven still wrapped in parchment for approximately 30 minutes, depending on size. Test by sticking with a fork, if it goes in easy it should be done. If not using a microwave bake in the oven for 45-50 min.

For The Black Bean Topping

Place the black beans, corn, all peppers, onion, cilantro, and tomato in a medium mixing bowl and mix together. Add the juice on one lime and salt to taste. Set aside until your ready to prepare your dish. If you're making ahead of time refrigerate. 

For the Cashew Nacho Cheese Sauce

Place the cashews and water into a high-speed blender or food processor. Add the juice from 1 lime, nutritional yeast, chipotle sauce or chili powder, and salt. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth.

To Prepare the Dish

Cut the baked sweet potato in half and mash the centers with a fork. Add the black bean topping and then finish with the cashew nacho cheese sauce. Eat and enjoy!

Please share with someone who might like a delicious plant-based whole food meal!

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