30 Day Challenge: Sweet Potato Tutorial Print Recipe Print Recipe

The 30 Day Challenge with Kelley Moore continues. In case you missed the first “episode” here’s the 30 Day Challenge: Part 1.

Kelley Moore and her 30 Day Challenge update video

5 Easy Steps to a baked sweet potato

  1. Heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Wash & pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork [or knife].
  3. Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil.
  4. Bake until tender, about 40-45 minutes.
  5. Make a slit in the top of each sweet potato and add toppings OR cut into bite size pieces, skin removed.

So, what to do with a baked sweet potato? How about a version of this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad? This particular salad [above], I added red bell peppers [no onions] and ate it cold. It was delish!

Another option would be to cut them before baking and toss with curry powder [RECIPE]. It’s like candy.


Kelley also asked about protein powder.

First, I would recommend going to a vitamin shop or health store and asking a specialist to help find the right protein for you.

Kelley – for the plant based protein that you already have at home, try adding a few drops [or packet] of Stevia + 1 banana + 2 tablespoons of almond butter and for liquid, either almond milk or water + ice cubes = blend for a few minutes. If you still don’t like it, don’t use it. It’s important to find a product you like.

Also, when buying protein powder be sure to check the sugar content, you don’t want something with a lot [or any] sugar.

Here are a few recommends, but again, go to a vitamin or health/nutrition store and ask a specialist to get you set up.

Rice Protein Powder, vanilla flavored

Sequel Protein Powder, Vegan – chocolate flavored. Buy sample packet at Whole Foods to test out

Shaklee protein – recommended by my readers, but beware of the check sugar content

*reason for recommending vegetarian/vegan protein powder is because of her recent allergy test that showed a sensitivity to whey.


Is this helpful for anyone? Any questions?

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  • http://kitchenconfidante.com Liren

    Just love the colors in this salad, Lisa. Beautiful *and* healthy!

  • Michelle

    You asked about a good vegan protein powder. I absolutely love Garden of Life Raw protein, I put it in my smoothie every day! It is the least gritty of all I have tried, and the flavor blends well into your fruit/green smoothies. Best of all it is loaded with organic, raw sprout magic! I find it through vitacost.com
    Love the sweet potato ideas! Thank you!

  • http://foodforfuelingup.blogspot.com Danielle

    This is my FAVOURITE vegan protein powder. It is actually my favourite protein powder in general. I have only had the chocolate so I can only speak for that one, but I love it. I am sure the other flavours are great too.
    Good luck with the rest of the challenge! You can do it!