This bowl with sweet potatoes and guacamole is super easy to prepare, extremely tasty and comes with plenty of healthy fiber. This makes it prefect for lunch, dinner or as a recovery meal.
This vegetarian bowl is all about putting together a simple (and nourishing!) meal in just a few minutes. It’s so easy to prepare and doesn’t require any special cooking skills. But that’s not all that I love about it … it also comes packed with plenty of healthy fiber (from sweet potatoes and avocado), a generous amount of healthy fats and a few other “surprises” that transform it into a special kind of meal.
Let me tell you about this vegetarian bowl. It’s:
Very easy to make
Loaded with plenty of healthy fats
And comes packed with healthy fiber
Perfect as a recovery meal, lunch or dinner
Can be “upgraded” with your favorite extras (think olives, nuts, herbs or spices)
Super healthy, loaded with all kinds of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and enzymes
Vegetarian and Low-carb, plus Whole30 option available
Free of added sugar, grains or refined seed oils
I love my sweet potatoes and guacamole bowl
When it comes to food, I like being creative in the kitchen and this colorful bowl is all about that. It’s designed to keep hunger away while it tastes amazing and doesn’t spike your blood sugar. You won’t need anything else after eating one of these. One serving is designed to keep hunger away for hours, giving you plenty of energy to keep you going in all this time.
I absolutely love this recipe because it doesn’t require much cooking and leaves plenty of room for improvisation. Think about adding your favorite extras and transform this meal into a daily habit. Things like nuts, seeds, greens, olives, spinach, spices and so on, all can easily enhance the taste and nutrient content of this meal. Feel free to experiment and keep the creativity coming!
This bowl is also super healthy
Served with healthy fats, the sweet potatoes will have a lower glycemic index compared to when served by themselves. But that’s only half of the story … it’s actually getting better!
Serve the sweet potatoes cooked and cooled, and most of their carbs will “magically” transform into resistant starch, a beneficial type of prebiotic fiber that’s food for those bacteria found in your colon.
Long story short, prebiotics are what feed your gut bacteria and sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of prebiotics, making them perfect for improving gut health (since hey come with plenty of resistant starch). Combine these sweet potatoes with healthy fats (guacamole in our case) and you’ll end-up with a low-carb meal that also tastes great. Isn’t this amazing?!
In conclusion, this bowl comes packed with plenty of fiber, healthy fats and quality proteins, plus all the micronutrients they bring to the table (an assortment of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients). It’s great for your health and it also tastes great!
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Sweet Potatoes and Guacamole Bowl
- 500 g sweet potatoes (skin removed, sliced big)
- 150 g feta cheese (Greak feta)
- 1 tsp salt (I used white mountain salt)
- 1 tsp thyme (dried)
- 1 medium avocado (skin and seed removed)
- 1/2 spring onion (sliced small)
- 5 slices leeks (chopped small)
- 4-5 slices cucumber (cut in 4)
- 1/4 lime (juice only)
- 1/2 tsp salt (I used white mountain salt)
Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- Peel and slice the sweet potatoes, and add them into a medium pot.
- Cover with water and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Cook for a few minutes until the sweet potatoes become soft enough, making sure they still keep their shape (slices). You don’t want to overcook the sweet potatoes, transforming them into a puree.
- Once done, remove the water and transfer the potatoes to a plate to cool down for a few minutes.
- Sprinkle salt and thyme over them, and use a fork to combine the spices with the sweet potatoes.
- Add sliced avocado, spring onion, leeks, cucumber, salt and lime juice to a medium sized bowl.
- Using a fork, combine everything together into a paste. Don’t worry if it take 1 minute or 5 minutes to combine everything. Work on it until it looks like a paste (using a creamy avocado is advised).
- Note: You can also use a blender or anything similar to make the guacamole paste.
- Serve with the sweet potatoes above, or alongside your favorite salad or maybe enjoy with your favorite kind of healthy bread.
Putting it Together
- This recipe is for 2 servings, but we’ll prepare only one serving here.
- In a medium sized bowl (or plate) add half of the sweet potatoes on one side. Add half of the above guacamole on the other side of the plate (or bowl).
- Sprinkle feta cheese on top of the bowl (use as much or as less as needed).
- That was it! Enjoy and serve with love and gratitude.