The 30 Day Challenge with Kelley Moore continues. In case you missed the first “episode” here’s the 30 Day Challenge: Part 1.
5 Easy Steps to a baked sweet potato
- Heat oven to 400° F.
- Wash & pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork [or knife].
- Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil.
- Bake until tender, about 40-45 minutes.
- 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?
September 25 2011