Make Sweet Potato Quinoa Snacks

So often you’ll get hit with hunger cravings that just won’t quit. There are some foods that are amazing for quelling even the most stubborn appetites.

Try one of my favorite nutritious combinations: Sweet Potato, Quinoa, Coconut Oil, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. If you want an easy way to spice it up and speed up your metabolism add some Tony’s or cayenne pepper if your avoiding salt. It’s super yummy and especially good for stopping those late in the day hunger cravings!

Sweet Potato Quinoa Snacks

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Red Quinoa

1 Cup Water

1 Large Sweet Potato

2 Teaspoons Coconut Oil

Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Tony’s or Cayenne Pepper to Taste

Put the water and quinoa in in a rice cooker. It turns out better. Add a 1 teaspoon of coconut oil so it doesn’t stick. If you don’t have a cooker, follow the directions on the box to cook on the stove.

Bake a large sweet potato, peel, and then mash. Stir in the spices and 1 teaspoon coconut oil into it.

Then spoon a 1/2 cup of potato and a 1/2 cup of quinoa in little bowls. I like to store the extras in the fridge and heat them up later.

(21 Day Fix, Vegan = 1 Yellow A, 1 Yellow B, 1/2 Spoon)

Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein.

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.

Remember for your body to absorb fat soluble vitamins like A, you need a little fat in the recipe. I prefer coconut oil.

Try this recipe and let me know how it works for you. Or if you have other nutritious snack suggestions, share in the comments below.

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