PB&J Sweet Potatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | June 27th, 2019 | Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
A ridiculously healthy spin on the childhood classic

PB&J Sweet Potatoes

A ridiculously healthy spin on the childhood classic
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: pb&j, peanut butter for breakfast, sweet potato breakfast dish, sweet potatoes

Ingredients

  • 9 oz. sweet potato
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt I prefer nonfat
  • 2 Tb. peanut butter powder
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 Tb. almond milk
  • 8 strawberries

Instructions

  • Scrub sweet potato, and pierce with a fork.
  • Cook in microwave for 5-6 minutes on high or until fork tender.
  • Remove, and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Combine yogurt, peanut butter powder, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring until smooth.
  • Slowly add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach desired consistency.
  • Hull and dice strawberries.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of sugar, if desired.
  • Slice sweet potato in half.
  • Serving options:
  • Spread peanut butter yogurt on cut sides of sweet potato and sprinkle with strawberries.
  • Serve each sweet potato half with half of the toppings, and allow the diners to choose each bite combination!

Continuing with this week’s theme of healthy breakfast options, I’m pleased to introduce you the PB&J Sweet Potato. This is a new to me breakfast option, and one that I thoroughly enjoy.

We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal in the day. For me, I believe that to be true. The way I start the day is key to my schedule and my inner balance. If you’re curious, this is how the majority of my days start:

  • Wake up by 5:45
  • Work for about an hour, answering overnight emails and handling a few work tasks.
  • Be at the gym by 7:00; workout for an hour
  • Shower, etc. and back home by 8:45
  • 8:45 BREAKFAST- NOW

I know everyone sets their own routines, but for me I go to the gym on an empty stomach. I don’t feel tired or weak without food, and I’ve been working out this way for years, so why change it? In fact, I don’t even feel hungry when my workout is done. However, once I’m showered and dressed, I am READY. TO. EAT.

So, when I get home I want a breakfast that can be made in little time and is healthy. I also don’t want a high calorie breakfast, as lunch isn’t that far away. I do want to get some protein in after a workout, which is why Greek yogurt and peanut butter powder are included in this recipe. I get a nice boost of protein without a ton of calories.

The even better part of this recipe (besides being delicious AND healthy) is that on day 2 the prep is almost nonexistent. You have half of a baked sweet potato ready and waiting, the peanut butter yogurt is mixed, and the strawberries are diced. All you need to do is a quick reheat on the sweet potato, and then breakfast is ready.

Yep, fall of these reasons, this is a breakfast that frequently appears in my rotation of breakfast options.

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