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Loaded Sweet Potatoes- Hotel Style

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | November 30th, 2016 | Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
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loaded-sweet-potatoes-hotelAs I mentioned in Monday’s post, I’m currently living in a hotel. It’s a nice hotel with a decent gym, reasonable breakfast options, and indoor pool and jacuuzi- so no complaints about the hotel. But I don’t have a kitchen. I do have a fairly large refrigerator, considering we’re in a hotel, and a microwave. During our first week there I was determined to find a way to make dinner for the two of us. I decided that sweet potatoes would make a great base, and the toppings would make the meal flavorful and filling.

As I was leaving my office the day of this planned meal, a co-worker asked what my dinner plans were. I told him about the sweet potatoes, and he replied that they’d be good, especially served with shrimp or some other protein. There was my moment of “uh-oh”. I hadn’t planned anything besides the sweet potatoes, which is fine when you’re me-sized and not my six foot tall husband. But it was late in the day, so I figured I’d stick with my plan and have my husband order a side of chicken fingers or something for himself.

I have to give props to my husband. He’s a trooper. He insisted that he didn’t need to order anything else, although he did eat many ounces of cashews. So. . .lesson learned. Just like at home, I need to keep the size of appetites in mind. Outside of portion sizes and hunger, this was a great meal. In fact, if I have an evening alone at the hotel, I can imagine I’ll make this again for myself.

Be sure to notice that this is a real picture of our dinner, as the potatoes are being served on the highest quality (wink, wink) paper plate.

Loaded Sweet Potatoes- Hotel Style

Serves 2
A simple way to make a veggie based dinner only using a microwave


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Prep Time
5 min

Cook Time
15 min

Total Time
20 min

Prep Time
5 min

Cook Time
15 min

Total Time
20 min

Ingredients
  1. 2 sweet potatoes, washed
  2. 1 Granny Smith apple, cored & diced
  3. 1 tsp. sugar
  4. Honey roasted cashews
Instructions
  1. Pierce potatoes with a fork, and bake according to microwave instructions.
  2. Remove potatoes from microwave.
  3. Place diced apple in a plastic storage bowl, sprinkle with sugar, and toss.
  4. Microwave apple for 30 seconds on high; toss; microwave for another 30 seconds.
  5. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise.
  6. Top each potato half with one-fourth of the apples.
  7. Cut cashews into bite-sized pieces, and sprinkle on potatoes.
Notes
  1. If you’re in a hotel and don’t have your own sugar bowl, just grab an extra packet when you have your morning coffee.
  2. Cashews can be replaced with your favorite nut. Opt for honey roasted or other seasoned nut for extra flavor.
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