During winter, we all love to fill our bodies with hearty and delicious food. When people think of ‘comfort food’ they tend to associate it with creamy pastas, curries or stews. These meals definitely fill us up, but are often high in saturated fats, sodium and often sugar.Sometimes, the easiest way to eat healthier is simply to substitute ingredients. Take the potato, for instance. This versatile and well-loved kitchen staple can be replaced by sweet potato, which contains more than double the amount of fibre (will keep you fuller for longer) and significantly more vitamin A (boosts the immune system and promotes healthy skin.)
Here is a recipe for my ultimate baked sweet potato…
1 small-medium sized sweet potato
1/2 an avocado, sliced
A handful of shredded roast chicken
1 cup of shredded red cabbage
A tablespoon of cottage cheese a small amount of chorizo sausage (naughty but oh so nice!)
A small amount of chorizo sausage (naughty but oh so nice!)
1. Boil the sweet potato in a pot until soft. Wrap it in foil and bake in a hot oven for about 25-35 minutes (depending on size.) Once cooked, place in a bowl and cut it up as much as you like using a knife.
2. Dice the chorizo and fry in a small pan over high heat until crispy.
3. Top the sweet potato with the cabbage, chicken and avocado.
4. Sprinkle on the chorizo.
5. Put a dollop of cottage cheese on top to serve.
6. Dig in!
Article by Heidi Greig.
Heidi Greig is a 25-year-old Melbournian with a passion for all things health and fitness. Coming from a background in modern dance and now enjoying the benefits of Reformer Pilates, Heidi is well –aware of the importance of regular, heart rate rising activity for a balanced and happy life!
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