Normally sweet potatoes are diced, shredded, or hashed for brekky, but what about baking it? And then stuffing it with coconut yogurt and topping it with spiced maple pecans and coarse sea salt? Yes please!
Because stuffed sweet potatoes (of all varieties) make for a great quick and easy meal, I usually batch bake some and make a filling to go in them so I’ll have a healthy lunch for a few days. There’s nothing I love more than to make healthy eating as easy and convenient as possible!
If I’m having lunch or dinner, my stuffed sweet potatoes with be filled with a savory beef and veggie mixture, but you can make these up for breakfast too!
The version in this post is a throwback to a yogurt stuffed sweet potatoes I discovered at a breakfast restaurant several months ago. I paleo-fied the meal by using coconut yogurt instead of regular (such a simple switch!). I topped mine with spiced toasted pecans and coarse sea salt, but you can use any random combo of toppings you like.
If you’d like to make this AIP compliant, you can skip the nuts and top with flaked coconut or finely diced apples instead.
The coconut yogurt in this recipe is full of nutrients and gut health benefits. Coconut milk is a great source of healthy fats like caprylic acid, a beneficial fatty acid with antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Combine that with the beneficial gut bugs you get from adding probiotics to the mix and you have an easy, healthy option for meals and snacks.
Sometimes I will also mix collagen into the yogurt to add some additional gut-healing properties to this meal. I love using collagen in my diet and would even call it a superfood! Collagen will do wonders for your health — inside and out — so I think everyone should be incorporating it into their diet.
You can also easily make your own coconut yogurt at home, where you can control the protein content with collagen or another protein powder of your choice. I like to always keep a fresh batch around but it’s so versatile, and can be made into a sweet treat by adding things like berries and cacao nibs, or into a savory meal or side dish like you see here with the beets.
The benefits of sweet potatoes are also plentiful. You can tell from their color that they’re a great source of beta carotene, the plant version of vitamin A, which is important for healthy skin and eyes. They’re also an excellent source of fiber, which has a ton of gut-related health benefits. Cooking the potatoes actually makes it easier for your body to absorb the vitamin!
For me, potatoes are also on my list of favorite comfort foods, so it’s just a bonus that they are also healthy and so versatile. You can get creative and go savory or sweet with this recipe, and can mix up the toppings so that everyone can enjoy it!
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