Protein Power Sweet Potato Boats

24 Feb

I have been StRuGgLiN’ in the kitch lately!

It’s been one thing after another…

It all started on Tuesday..

I was trying to make a Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole…

Instead I got Goop/Blob/Snot/Poop…

Oddly enough..

I ate it any way.

And it was delicious.

But I’m not going to give you the recipe to Goop. I don’t think there is AnYtHiNg I could say to make you try and make Goop.

But I’m working on turning Goop…Into…

Not Goop =]

Then on last night as I was browsing the interweb, I noticed a recipe for healthy homemade cinnamon toast crunch cereal.

I HAD to make it! So this morning when Baby Boo got up at 530, I got to work…

Everything seemed to be working out perfectly. But between A cranky Boo Boo and a messy kitchen…

I forgot to take those cereal bites out of the broiler…

The Broiler…

And instead of cinnamon toast crunch, I got cinnamon toast charcoal.

And oddly enough…

I ate it. And it was delicious.

But I’m not going to give you the recipe to cinnamon crusted charcoal.

(Although some of you may want it if you like me and think burnt things taste like chocolate)

I am however going to give you the recipe to the one dish that turned out for me this week…

Protein Power Sweet Potato Boats

Ingredients:(Quinoa)(Bottom Layer)

*At the beginning or every week, I make some sort of grain. It’s usually Quinoa because I love it! SO for this recipe, I just used 1/2 of prepared quinoa that I had in the fride. I then added the following to it:*

Dash of Salt

Dash of Pepper

Dash of Paprika

1/2 tsp. Lime juice

*If you making the quinoa, just prepare according to package, and then ask the rest of the ingredients.*


Ingredients: Black Beans (Middle Layer)

1 Can Black Beans

2 tsp. finely diced garlic

1/2 chopped sweet onion

Dash of Salt

Dash of Pepper

1 tsp. Paprika

1 TB Olive Oil


1. In a skillet, add olive oil, garlic, and onions. Keep stiring so the onions carmalize, for about 5 minutes. Add black beans and spices, and stir in skillet. Let beans simmer over medium to low heat for about 10 additional minutes. Continue to stir every once in a while.


Ingredients: Sweet Potato Mush (Top Layer & Boats)


1 small sweet potato

dash of nutmeg…(very small)

dash of non dairy milk( i used coconut)

Dash of salt

Dash of pepper


1. In a toaster oven or regular oven, set the degree to 325. Pierce the potato with a fork, and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

2. The cut the potato in half and remove the insides, leaving a little around the edges so the skins still hold up.

3. In a separate bowl add the sweet potato and drizzle a dab of milk just to thin in out a little. Mush the potato to your desired consistency, and then add spices to taste.



1. Stuff potato “boats” with quinoa first, then black beans, then sweet potato.

2. Then place “boats” in oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

3. Top with desired toppings. I used roasted pumpkin seeds and cilantro.

4. Enjoy!

These made me feel all better inside.

I was starting to think I lost my groove in the kitch.

One bite of these, and I wanted more. I probably could have consumed a couple of these…

You want to know the best part..?

(Do i always say that?!?)

I have leftovers!

I think I am just gonna eat these until the week finishes out….

considering my luck.




3 Responses to “Protein Power Sweet Potato Boats”

  1. The Thrifty Wife February 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    I was just wondering how sweet potatoes would go with eggs for a breakfast type casserole. I’m sorry yours turned into a glop. I think I’ll try my hand at it tomorrow morning. I’ll let you know if it works 😉

    • ThE DiVa DiSh February 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

      Ok perfect! Please let me know because I need all the help I can get 🙂


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