Tonight, I missed dinner. I had a meeting to go to, by the time I got home it was passed 9:00PM. What to do? Sweet Potato bowl to the rescue. You are probably wondering what kind of strange recipe Lauren is messing with now. Well, it’s a delicious one and EASY. It’s kind of a non-recipe using leftovers. Vegans, just skip the chicken and your good to go.
I fell in love with sweet potato/black bean combo many years ago when it arrived in my freezer section as a Weight Watcher frozen lunch. Back in those days, I used to nuke a quick meal to eat myself while I fed the baby his lunch. Fast forward a bit and the baby is grown and off to the prom, while Mom is still eating sweet potatos and black beans. Here is the updated version:
One Sweet Potato, cooked in microwave or baked
1/4-1/2 Cup Black Beans
2oz leftover chicken
1-2 TBSP coconut oil
1/2 avocado sliced
Curry powder, salt, pepper, other seasonings as desired.
Slice and chop your ingredients until everything is bit-sized. Combine chopped ingredients in bowl and toss with coconut oil and spices. Trader Joe’s curry powder adds a nice warm note,while Penzey’s Now Curry has more zing. Neither is too hot. I like my avocado slices on the top layer.
I love having this quick and easy meal that fills me up when I am “stomach-hungry” as Rachael Ray’s mom describes serious hunger pangs. It makes the growling stop, but it’s not too heavy. It’s “real food” that makes you feel great. It would have been perfect if I hadn’t over salted it. By the time a person is in their forties, they should have mastered the salt shaker, but I still goof up with it once in a while.
What is your favorite late night meal? Would you rather just hit the drive-through?